Quercetin Extract (Powder)Quercetin is a flavonoid that is found in citrus fruits and other sweet edibles. Quercetin is one of the nature’s strongest antioxidants and may be associated with lowering the risk of heart disease and degenerative diseases. It also plays an important part in fighting free radical damage which causesaging and inflammation. Research shows that food containing natural quercetin is associated with less inflammatory health problems, including lowering the risk of heart disease and degenerative disease. It acts as a major bioflavonoid in our diets which helps slow the aging process because it lessens the effects of oxidative stress on the body. (4) Oxidative stress takes place in all of us but is increased by things like a poor diet, high levels of stress, lack of sleep and exposure to chemical toxins. Quercetin also plays a role in regulating the immune system’s response to outside stressors through cell signaling pathways called kinases and phosphatases, two types of enzyme and membrane proteins needed for proper cellular function.
Referencias: 1. Yao, L.H., et al., Flavonoids in food and their health benefits. Plant Foods Hum Nutr, 2004. 59(3): p. 113-22.