Quercetin: The Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Aging Nutrient You Need To Start Taking Now
At Well Theory, we’re passionate about discovering, and sharing new ways to help you live well. We formulate our products with effective vitamins, supplements, and more to give you a holistic alternative to heavy pharmaceuticals.
Generally speaking, an ideal diet and perfect exercise routine are best for optimal health, but we have known this is not achievable for most of us. Therefore, supplementation plays a role in supporting optimal aging and better wellness.
Today, we’re going to talk about quercetin (kwur·seh·tn) – what it is, what its benefits are, and why we decided to include it in our product line.
Quercetin is a type of polyphenol – these are micronutrients found in plants that have highly antioxidant properties.
This particular micronutrient is found in dark or brightly-colored fruits such as apples, and in berries, like raspberries, and cherries. Maybe there is something to the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’!
As an antioxidant, quercetin has the ability to help you naturally relieve oxidative stress by clearing out free radicals. When left unchecked, free radicals can wreak havoc on your body, damaging cells and causing symptoms like headaches, fatigue, restlessness, and more.
Read more: 5 Signs You’re Experiencing Oxidative Stress
In addition to its antioxidant properties, quercetin also boasts anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and even immunity-boosting benefits.
One of the most exciting benefits of quercetin is its powerful anti-aging benefits. It has the ability to affect genes that regulate cellular metabolism and the removal of damaged cells. It does so by activating the enzyme AMPK. This enzyme “may modulate multiple longevity pathways to promote healthy aging,” according to this study.
In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties also double as anti-aging benefits as well! Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s processes – it’s what protects us from injuries as they’re healing, and what your body harnesses to fight off infection.
But if inflammation gets out of hand and becomes chronic, it can damage virtually every part of your body – from your gut to your brain, to your joints, and more. In fact, most diseases seen as we age can be linked to chronic inflammation.
Unchecked inflammation can negatively impact your mobility and overall wellness and speed up the aging process.
Many of us aren’t getting enough quercetin in our diets to really harness these benefits. Thankfully, it’s possible to supplement your quercetin intake! Our Herbal Immunity Defense contains quercetin, and other ingredients like organic elderberry, to help up your antioxidant intake, provide anti-inflammatory support, and enhanced immune defense.
Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.
She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.
At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:
- Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
- Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
- Fill the gaps in our daily diets
- Manage pain associated with inflammation
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