Top Quercetin Supplements in Australia

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Top Quercetin Supplements in Australia

Quercetin is the new supplement making waves in the Australian market at present. So if you are wondering what’s the fuss is all about, keep reading! Let’s start from the beginning.

What’s Quercetin?

It’s a plant flavonoid found in many fruits, vegetables and also in grains, wine, and tea. Many studies have shown the powerful benefits of quercetin, including antioxidants, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral antimicrobial, antihistamine and antiaging, which makes this supplement a superfood! You can also find quercetin in a pill or powder form as a supplement.

Because quercetin is a water-soluble plant flavonoid that quickly passes through the blood-brain barrier, scientists are excited about this flavonoid, unlike other powerful anti-inflammatory plant flavonoids like turmeric.

What are the benefits of Quercetin?

There are many potential health benefits, and here are some of the top science-based benefits:

Inflammation:

Quercetin may help to reduce inflammation due to its powerful antioxidant benefits. Research has shown that high levels of free radicals in the body may help activate genes that can promote inflammation. High levels of free radicals may lead to an increase in the inflammatory response.

One study of 50 women with rheumatoid arthritis observed that 500mg of quercetin significantly reduced early morning pain and stiffness, and after activity pain. This study showed that they reduced markers of inflammation when compared to those who received the placebo.

Many RNA viruses create hyper-inflammatory immune responses leading to cytokine storms. This can cause severe symptoms like muscle aches, headaches, chest pain, brain fog, ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), myocarditis, joint pain and more. It becomes increasingly important to consider potent anti-inflammatory compounds such as Quercetin.

Anti-Allergic:

The anti-inflammatory properties of quercetin can also provide allergy symptoms relief. In one study, quercetin was found to maybe block enzymes involved in inflammation and suppress inflammation-promoting cells, including histamine. Quercetin may reduce inflammation by protecting mast cells and preventing their degranulation and subsequent release of pro-inflammatory histamine. The release of histamine causes inflammatory allergy-like responses.

Combat Aging:

In a test-tube and animal research, scientists found that quercetin may help rejuvenate or eliminate ageing cells and reduce marker aging. Quercetin upregulates SIRT1 and SIRT2 (Sirtuins), responsible for metabolic health and slowing aging. It also downregulated (reduced) senescent cells responsible for programmed cell death and premature aging.

Super Antioxidant:

Why is quercetin a super antioxidant? Quercetin has antioxidant properties because it has a protective effect. It also has been shown to significantly reduce reactive Oxygen Species, leading to healthier cells, mitochondria, energy production, and less tissue damage.

Quercetin also helps to activate Nrf2, which is a potent activator of glutathione production. Glutathione is our bodies most potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifier, and immune regulator.

How Much Quercetin?

Most research found that between 500mg and 1000mg daily is sufficient to reap its benefits. Dividing into two daily doses is also a great practice. Quercetin by Switch Nutrition is essentially tasteless and mixes easily in liquids. It also tolerates heat to 120 deg Celsius so you can add to your coffee, turmeric latte, superfood greens juice or protein shake.

Final Notes

With so many benefits already proven and many more yet to be discovered, Quercetin is affordable. It should be at the top of your natural health kit now and into the future. With its superpowers, you reap the benefits more than you can realise.

Product Spotlight:

Quercetin by Switch Nutrition

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CamilaGriffin

Health & Fitness Writer

I am a journalist/writer who loves the health and fitness industry. I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008, and I have been involved in the fitness and health industry for many years. I have taught Body Pump in the past and competed at WBFF. I love writing and researching about nutrition and supplements. In my spare time, you'll find me at the beach.
 

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