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The Ultimate QUERCETIN FAQ

Few people may be familiar with Quercetin and its myriad health benefits, yet we encounter it every day in many of the foods we consume. It’s in Energy Drinks! It’s bright Yellow! It is a super fine powder that has transformed my life since I discovered LiftMode.com. Quercetin is: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging, Adaptogenic, Bio-Flavanoid found in healthy fruits, berries and vegetables!

Quercetin box

How can Quercetin extend my lifespan?

QUERCETIN potentially expands LifeSpan[1]

It kills the cells that cause aging. Quercetin is known to slow cell proliferation (which occurs in cancer). It is also known to destroy senescent cells that cause aging. Quercetin may help reduce risks to health by providing healthy cell structure, overall good health and longevity.[2]

 

How does Querecetin provide healthy energy, why is it in “energy” drinks and can it help as a pre-workout?

Quercetin provides Healthy Energy

Quercetin, unlike other sources of “energy” actually fuels the body synergistically. It does not just mask fatigue, like Caffeine, so there is no crash. Quercetin provides much needed energy and a noticeable increase in circulation and one’s sense of health, youthful vigor, without nervousness.[3]

 

Is Querecetin new? Why haven’t I heard of it before?

Quercetin old-school and new-age

Quercetin is a naturally occurring plant pigment or flavonoid that is found everywhere, in many foods we consume daily, including citrus fruits and vegetables, olive oil and red wine .[4] It has been around, but only recently have its dynamic benefits begun to come to public attention.

 

Is Querecetin really that healthy for me?

Quercetin is Antioxidant

The primary benefit of Quercetin use is its antioxidant effects, helping to destroy harmful free radicals in the body. ¨Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that has antioxidant effects, helping protect the body's cells from free-radical damage. It might also play a role in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and allergies. Research notes that Quercetin might help to reduce the pain and swelling associated with prostate related issues. It may help to reduce inflammation by reducing the production of inflammatory chemicals.¨

http://www.livestrong.com/article/475759-quercetin-prostatitis/

 

Can Quercetin really be helpful with my Allergies?

Quercetin can help fight Allergies as a powerful Antihistamine

Quercetin benefits include support of respiratory health (by acting as an antihistamine), and reduces cortisol. One of Quercetin’s major roles is as an anti-inflammatory, antihistamine agent. Histamine is produced by the body’s immune system in reaction to allergic substances like pollen, dust, animal hair and air-borne bacteria. It results in the typical cold-like symptoms or hay fever, ie red, swollen eyes, puffy cheeks and a runny nose. Quercetin has been found to be beneficial for these symptoms as well as helpful in lowering redness and photosensitivity in red skin (dermatitis) and may therefore be good for allergies. Studies found that Quercetin has inhibited allergen-stimulated histamine bursts from the body’s mast cells and basophils in preliminary trials of patients with allergic rhinitis.

 

Can Quercetin help with my heart health?

Quercetin and Cardiovascular Health

It supports cardiovascular health, stabilization of normal blood pressure, boosts energy, and promotes general good health.[5] Although studies and opinions vary, regular use is known to have benefits for vascular health.

 

Can Quercetin help with my Libido?

Quercetin and Prostate Health & Virility

Quercetin is known to help reduce swelling essential to combatting prostatitis, and helps maintain healthy testosterone levels.[6]

 

What should I stack Quercetin with to maximize its benefits?

Quercetin goes well with…

Quercetin’s Synergistic Benefits are known to help enhance and be enhanced by combining with Green Tea Extract, as well as Bromelain and Vitamin C.[7] When consumed with Green Tea Extract, Quercetin is known to enhance athletic performance and provide energy without nervousness.

 

The TOP 12 Benefits of Quercetin in your home:

Prostatitis [8] Quercetin in clinical studies is said to help prevent prostatitis

Removing mycotoxins of Mold from the blood[9]

Fibroid tumors[10] Reducing Inflammation Quercetin supports healthy cell structure

Reducing Allergies[11] Quercetin is an Antihistamine Agent

Combating forms of Cancer[12] Quercetin is being tested vigorously for its nutraceutical benefits and preliminary data from the American Cancer Society indicate it is a potent healthy supplement

Hayfever [13] Quercetin is often used therapeutically in respiratory conditions

Energy[14] Quercetin is considered a healthy source of increased energy not the up and down effects of Caffeine and Glucose

Asthma[15] Quercetin helps to balance histamine levels in the body and may help allergies and increase respiratory function with increased circulation

Anti-Inflammatory[16] Quercetin has been studied extensively for its numerous anti-inflammation benefits, some are not yet clearly understood, yet have demonstrated numerous health benefits

For Children[17] Without extensive and costly clinical studies on children, Quercetin has been given to children and available for many years in chewable supplements for children. I give it to mine and they like the effect.

Weight Loss[18] Quercetin is known to increase metabolism

Regulating Histamine Levels[19] There is plenty evidence that Quercetin effectively blocks histamine

 

Quercetin Saved my Life (Personal Anecdote):

I found I had 3-D toxic mold in my house and body and after searching exhuastingly for weeks to find something inexpensive and naturally/plant derived and holistic to help remove the mycotoxins of mold from my blood stream I discovered that the unopened container of Quercetin from my new favorite company was the very thing that could help!

“If the patient is reacting to the mold with hay-fever-like symptoms, a combination of Quercetin, Bromelain and Vitamin C can provide anti-allergy support.

¨At the beginning of each meal your food goes to restore your gut, so you want to include re-building foods - Start meals with ¨vegetables¨ or ¨green supplements, and try to include Glutamine, Threonine, RNA-rich food (such as in sardines), phosphatidylcholine (Lecithin), and Quercetin.¨

http://www.drjohntafel.com/?page_id=619

 

What is the best way to take Quercetin?

Quercetin recommended usage

Quercetin’s serving size, is best set between 150-500mg daily. LiftMode Qercetin is 95% pure and is sold in a resealable container with a 0.625cc measuring scoop - that will measure approximately 250 mg Quercetin per Scoop.

Quercetin is considered safe in normal serving sizes of around 150-500mg per day. However, side effects of large doses can include headaches and tingling in arms and legs.

 

How can Quercetin help with Heart Health?

Another major benefit of Quercetin is its effects in cardiovascular protection. A large body of research has found that Quercetin is able to protect the heart by encouraging blood flow as well as protecting against LDL oxidation.[20]  Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are responsible for many major forms of cardiovascular disease. LDL includes cholesterol, phospholipids and triglycerides. Oxidation of LDL in arteries can cause major heart problems.

 

Can Quercetin help us fight Cancer?

There has been a lot of recent research into Quercetin use against cancer development and as protection against cancer formation. One study found that Quercetin was effective in inhibiting cell growth and producing apoptosis in castration-resistant (CRPC) human prostate cancer cells.[21] It is often administered during treatments and is deemed a strong agent in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society.

 

Can Quercetin help my Workout and Athletic Training?

Finally, there has been a lot of debate in scientific circles about whether or not Quercetin is actually able to boost energy levels and increase performance on its own. A 2009 study at the University of South Carolina on 12 healthy subjects, where half were given Quercetin and the rest a placebo, found that Quercetin supplementation boosts both endurance and VO2 max levels significantly. Subjects were given daily doses of 500mg Quercetin over seven days and endurance and VO2 max levels were monitored.[22]

 

SUMMARY

In my personal experience and years of consuming holistic herbs and dietary supplements, Quercetin is one of the most unique supplements I have encountered and a perfect way to become familiarxx with the unique bulk/powder and scoop consumption that LiftMode.com provides. Quercetin is relatively safe and yet very beneficial. All LiftMode.com products are shipped promptly with a Certificate of Analysis, and a measuring scoop that will measure the basic serving size. Helpful Customer Service 24hr via email and phone service during business hours enable us to get assistance with ordering products, getting information about serving sizes, and resolving any shipping or website issues.

 

REFERENCES

“Quercetin reduces systolic blood pressure and plasma oxidised low-density lipoprotein concentrations in overweight subjects with a high-cardiovascular disease risk phenotype: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled cross-over study” Egbert et al, Br J Nutr. 2009 Oct;102(7):1065-74.

 

“Arnold School study reveals benefits of quercetin” Dr. Mark Davis et al, online article University of South Carolina media relations, June 2009

“Induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis by PEGylated liposomal quercetin in both cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancers.” Chen L et al, J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2013 Jun;9(6):965-75.

“Quercetin synergizes with 2-methoxyestradiol inhibiting cell growth and inducing apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells.” Wang G, Song L, Wang H, Xing N, Oncol Rep. 2013 Jul;30(1):357-63. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2469. Epub 2013 May 15

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2596873/

https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/asthma

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15668926

 

https://www.healthtap.com/topics/quercetin-for-children

 

http://www.ergo-log.com/quercetinmeta.html

 

http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/histamine-thyroid-health/

 

Quercetin is more effective than cromolyn in blocking human mast cell cytokine release and inhibits contact dermatitis and photosensitivity in humans.” S Asadi et al., PLoS One. 2012;7(3)

 

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Quercetin.aspx

 

http://www.betternutrition.com/quercetin-energy-allergies-antioxidant/

 

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01912820

 

http://www.drjohntafel.com/?page_id=619

 

http://www.plastikos.com/doc/articles/holistic/10.pdf

 

https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/quercetin

 

http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/most-powerful-flavonoid-in-the-galaxy/

 

http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/ABSTRACTS/Quercetin_A_Review.shtml

 

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/quercetin#section=Top

 

[1] “The role of quercetin, flavonols and flavones in modulating inflammatory cell function.” Chirumbolo

“Flavonoids exhibit diverse effects on CYP11B1 expression and cortisol synthesis.” Cheng LC1 and Li LA, Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Feb 1;258(3):343-50. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2011.11.017. Epub 2011 Dec 8.

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“The role of quercetin, flavonols and flavones in modulating inflammatory cell function.” Chirumbolo S., Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2010 Sep;9(4):263-85.

“Flavonols and cardiovascular disease” Perez-Vizcaino F, Duarte J. Mol Aspects Med. 2010 Dec;31(6):478-94. doi: 10.1016/j.mam.2010.09.002. Epub 2010 Sep 15

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“6 Health Benefits of Quercetin” Global Healing Centre website, September 2013, accessed 2014-12-12

 

[1] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150309144823.htm

[2] http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2015/03/16/a-true-fountain-of-youth-drug-combo/#25f1d82955c5

[3] http://deliciousliving.com/sports-amp-fitness-performance/natural-fitness-boosting-supplements?page=2

[4]  “6 Health Benefits of Quercetin” Global Healing Centre website, September 2013, accessed 2014-12-12

 

[5]   “Quercetin is more effective than cromolyn in blocking human mast cell cytokine release and inhibits contact dermatitis and photosensitivity in humans.” S Asadi et al., PLoS One. 2012;7(3)

[6] http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Quercetin.aspx

[7] http://www.betternutrition.com/quercetin-energy-allergies-antioxidant/

[8] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01912820

[9] http://www.drjohntafel.com/?page_id=619

[10] http://www.plastikos.com/doc/articles/holistic/10.pdf

[11] https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/quercetin

[12] http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/most-powerful-flavonoid-in-the-galaxy/

[13] http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/ABSTRACTS/Quercetin_A_Review.shtml

[14] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2596873/

[15] https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/asthma

[16] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/quercetin#section=Top

[17] https://www.healthtap.com/topics/quercetin-for-children

[18] http://www.ergo-log.com/quercetinmeta.html

[19] http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/histamine-thyroid-health/

[20]“The role of quercetin, flavonols and flavones in modulating inflammatory cell function.” Chirumbolo S., Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2010 Sep;9(4):263-85.

[21][http://www.researchgate.net/publication/266742459_Dietary_Polyphenols_for_Prostate_Cancer_Therapy]

[22]  “Arnold School study reveals benefits of quercetin” Dr. Mark Davis et al, online article University of South Carolina media relations, June 2009