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Quercetin and Cardiovascular Disease

Jan 20th 2021

Quercetin and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is our leading cause of death by disease; quercetin is one of your best defenses against it.

Quercetin is a type of antioxidant polyphenol called a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables. Research confirms its ability to prevent heart disease and promote overall health.

Large population studies have found that diets high in quercetin are associated with reduced risk of developing heart disease. Further research has found that quercetin helps prevent heart disease in these eight ways.

  • LDL cholesterol doesn’t form dangerous plaque unless it becomes oxidized. It has recently become possible to get a blood test showing your level of oxidized LDL through standard laboratories.  We encourage everyone to ask for this test as it is more significant than LDL or total cholesterol in determining your risk for a heart attack or stroke. A number of studies have documented quercetin’s ability to inhibit LDL oxidation at doses as small as 150 milligrams a day.  
  • Quercetin works with vitamin C to build and maintain strong blood vessel walls, improving circulation. 

In addition to its benefits to heart health, quercetin has immune-stimulating properties. It acts as a powerful antihistamine, reducing allergic reactions. Quercetin is also good for treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease and asthma.  It has been shown to dramatically boost the respiratory antioxidant defense system. And that’s not to mention its powerful anti-cancer properties.  Quercetin even helps to prolong life by activating anti-aging genes.

In addition to eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s wise to supplement with quercetin.  Many practitioners advise 500-1,000 mg per day.  However most quercetin supplements have low bioavailability and are a waste of money.  At Beyond Health we use only quercetin dihydrate, the safest and most bioavailable form, making it highly effective and the best value for your supplement dollar.

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