Quercetin is bioflavonoid, just like vitamin C, and bioflavonoids are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals.
Free radicals naturally appear in the body as a result of energy production and other biochemical processes. In larger quantities, when the organism is unable to neutralize it, they interfere with natural body functions and can accelerate aging processes. Antioxidants can neutralize, and in some cases prevent the harmful effects of free radicals.
In many studies, Quercetin appeared to be the most active of most bioflavonoids, and many medicinal plants owe their effect. Quercetin is a good anti-inflammatory agent as it directly blocks some early stages of the inflammatory process. For example, quercetin blocks the synthesis and release of histamine and other inflammatory mediators. It has proven to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation, thereby reducing the risk of it accumulating on the inner arterial walls. Quercetin also prevents blood clotting and the formation of blood clots.
Quercetin is naturally present in fruits and vegetables. Especially in potatoes, radishes, cherries, apples and raspberries. Flavonoids are antioxidants, but the researchers were not sure if they were in our bodies.
Most studies point to the positive effects of Quercetin. It is most commonly used in allergies and asthma to regulate blood pressure (hypertension), the vascular system, the prostate and some types of tumors.