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Quercetin belongs to a class of water-soluble plant pigments called flavonoids.

  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Clinically relevant conditions Dosage Indications
1,000 mg daily 3 stars [3 stars]
Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
Athletic Performance and Post-Exercise Infection
500 mg BID 2 stars [2 stars]
In one study, quercetin lowered the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections in athletes following intensive exercise.
Allergies and Sensitivities
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Test tube and animal studies have found some effects from natural anti-histimines such as the flavonoid quercetin, though no clinical research has shown whether these substances can specifically reduce allergic reactions.
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin, a flavonoid found in many plants, has an inhibiting action on lipoxygenase, an enzyme that contributes to problems with asthma.
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin, a flavonoid, protects LDL cholesterol from damage.
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
The flavonoid quercetin may help protect against cataracts by blocking sorbitol accumulation in the eye.
Childhood Diseases
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin is a flavonoid that has shown particularly strong antiviral properties in the test tube.
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
In test tube studies, quercetin, a flavonoid, has inhibited an enzyme involved in the development of gout.
Hay Fever
Consult a qualified doctor 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin is an increasingly popular treatment for hay fever.
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
In one study, the flavonoid quercetin corrected abnormal capillary permeability (leakiness), an effect that might improve oedema.
Type 1 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin has been found to improve blood sugar control and prevent complications of diabetes in animal research.
Type 2 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star [1 star]
Quercetin has been found to improve glucose metabolism and reduce complications in animal models of type 2 diabetes.

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