vitamins and minerals

Err With Caution When Measuring Quercetin

Don’t overdo it!

Quercetin is a popular supplement that comes from fruits and plants. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and a natural antihistamine, in addition to being a powerful antioxidant. Quercetin can be used for a wide variety of health benefits including cancer prevention, cardiovascular benefits, relief of prostate problems, cataract prevention, reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease, pain relief and a reduction in asthma and allergies. symptoms.

Quercetin is naturally present in berries, apples, onions, red wine and tea. When consumed in these natural products, it does not cause any side effects; however, overconsumption of quercetin as a supplement can be problematic.

Although, when taken in the right amounts, quercetin can relieve allergy symptoms, if taken in excess, it can cause them. People who have taken too much quercetin have reported swelling of the throat, lips, and tongue, breathing problems, wheezing, hives, mouth sores, skin rashes, and general itching.

Consuming too much quercetin can cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. If you have a weak stomach, you need to be very careful about how much quercetin you take. This can lead to stomach issues such as upset stomach, indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux. Of course, these symptoms are even worse if the supplement is consumed on an empty stomach. To avoid stomach problems with quercetin supplements, it is best to take them between meals when the stomach is neither full nor empty.

In the wrong dosage, or if taken over an extended period of time, rather than being an antioxidant, quercetin can act as a pro-oxidant. In this case, rather than reducing the inflammation, it would increase the problem. In case of joint inflammation, it could cause a lot of pain.

Although quite rare, consuming very high doses of quercetin is known to cause kidney infection. For this reason and all the reasons listed above, it is very important to consume this supplement responsibly and to know the right amount of supplement for you.

When to see your doctor

Care should be taken when using quercetin in conjunction with any form of hormone therapy, as this supplement can cause an increase in the sex hormone known as estradiol. When this happens, other forms of estrogen are weakened and hormones can be out of balance. It could also cause flushing, hot flashes and sweating as well as headaches and dizziness.

Likewise, care should be taken when taking quercetin in conjunction with antibiotics, as this supplement may interfere with the working of certain types of antibiotics. This is particularly known to be true of fluoroquinolones.

Additionally, quercetin may interfere with the working of certain blood pressure medications and should be used with caution by those who have or are treating high blood pressure.

Of course, as with all supplements and medications, pregnant or nursing women should also seek the advice of a physician before using this supplement.

What is the right amount of quercetin to take?

It’s best to meet your quercetin needs primarily through natural means (i.e., fruit and plant sources), but it’s also safe and desirable to supplement quercetin in small amounts. It is best not to take more than 1500 milligrams of quercetin powder per day. You can break down your doses into 500 milligram increments to avoid stomach upset and get the most out of the supplement. To further aid digestion, it is a good idea to combine quercetin with a bioflavonoid such as bromelain, hesperidin or rutin. This way, your system will effectively absorb your small doses and get the most out of the supplement.

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