Quercetin is a naturally occurring plant pigment or flavonoid that is found in many foods including citrus fruits and vegetables, olive oil, and red wine. Used for antioxidant and immune support effects. It has the chemical formula C15H10O7 and a molecular weight of 302.236 g/mol.
Quercetin Benefits and Uses
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid with a number of health benefits including circulatory system and immune-supporting properties. Quercetin is one of the best-studied bioflavonoids with a large amount of data and research. It is taken primarily for its antioxidant and free-radical scavenging effects.
Quercetin is known by a number of alternative names, including:
- 3, 3′, 4′, 5, 7-pentahydroxyflvanone
- 3, 3′, 4′, 5, 7-pentahydroxy-2-phenylchromen-4-one
- Vitamin P
Quercetin is considered possibly safe for use by most people when taken at the recommended serving size. Large servings may cause headaches and tingling sensations, and very large servings may cause kidney damage.
Warning: There is not enough research about the safety of Quercetin for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Do not use this supplement if you have any underlying medical conditions.