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Quercetin And Allergies

Quercetin is basically a natural substance that is often found in foods and drinks, such as grapes, tea, berries, red wine, onions, and apples. It is considered as the plant pigment within flavonoid classification. Flavonoid itself is a special antioxidant that can improve one’s immune system and prevent early aging symptoms. The anti-oxidant can also prevent serious illnesses, such as the cardiovascular issue, kidney problems, liver, blood pressure, cancer, and so many more.

Due to its great benefits in the health sector, medical experts and manufacturers start making quercetin supplements that is said to provide great results. The supplement is usually available in oral form that is easily absorbed by the body. If people have enough quercetin supply from their daily menu and food intake, they won’t need to take the supplement. But if they don’t really include healthy diet menu, ten they should include the supplement. People need about 25 milligrams to 50 milligrams of quercetin a day in order to fulfill their needs.

Benefits of the Supplement

There are several medical conditions that can be cured or treated with the daily consumption of the supplement. The quercetin is often used to treat:

  • – Atherosclerosis
  • – Cardiovascular issue
  • – High cholesterol
  • – Cataracts
  • – Peptic ulcer
  • – Cancer early symptoms
  • – Gout
  • – Constant fatigue
  • – Diabetes
  • – Hay fever
  • – Virus infection
  • – Schizophrenia
  • – Prostate issue
  • – Allergies

The Allergy Relief

The most common usage of the supplement is mostly to treat the allergies, since there are 2000 medical reports that have been testing on the substance. The substance is believed to treat seasonal allergies, although the experiments so far have been done to non-human subjects only. To treat the allergies, the quercetin has been slowing down the histamine release. When people are exposed to allergens, their body will naturally produce a certain chemical immune system substance known as the histamine.

When the histamine is released, it will trigger the whole series of allergy actions, such as watery eyes, itching, runny nose, and sneezing. With the supplement and its ability to slow down the allergy reactions, people can expect to be free from seasonal allergies. After all, from the experiments done on lab mice given quercetin on their daily diet, the mice start showing result of inflammatory resistance toward the allergic reactions and disease.


So, should people consume the supplement to treat their allergy issue? It is too early to talk about the efficiency of the supplement. But if people really want to improve their immune system and ‘fix’ their health issue, they need to increase the consumption of foods high in quercetin. Instead of relying too much on drugs or supplements, it is better – and more advisable – that people need to consume more veggies and fruits.

They can increase the consumption of onions, apples, citrus fruits, and tea on daily basis. Moreover, it is noted that the substance works better when combined with bromelain, a certain natural substance that can be found in pineapples. So, if people combine apples and pineapples in their diet menu, they are guaranteed to have good health and be free from allergy.