Quercetin concentrate is a natural bioflavonoid found mostly in citrus fruits and greens such as red onions, apples, red grapes, coriander, radish, nuts and berries. As our body cannot produce Quercetin, it must therefore be obtained by eating the foods mentioned above. When taken in combination with chemotherapy drugs, it has a constant effect on reducing drug resistance and hence providing a better treatment result.
Quercetin is effective in binding heavy metals and free radicals, including inhibition of the enzyme xanthine oxidase and the oxidation of lipids that cause the alteration of free radical balance.
Quercetin can bring about many health benefits to cancer patients and those at risk of cancer:
- It can help against colds, allergies and prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Reduce drug resistance by inhibiting heat shock protein 70 (HSP-70). It helps to control the balance and reduce the complex structure to facilitate the occurrence of mutations of other proteins
- Prevents hardening of blood vessels.
- Prevents the spread of cancer by promoting apoptosis (cell death) of cancerous cells.
- Inhibits phosphorylation or the viability of tumour cell growth.
- Reduces abnormal cell growth.
- Enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
- Optimizes the function of immune system cells such as NK cells and modulates the immune system
- Prevents the proliferation of both RNA and DNA viruses.
- Reduced filtration rate according to estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) and reduced HER2 signal transmission.
- It is a powerful antihistamine. (Can be used instead of drugs like cimetidine in the treatment of cancer)
The mechanism of action of Quercetin is to reduce the proliferation of cells by accelerating their emergence. It acts on apoptosis, or accelerates apoptosis and inhibits the cell cycle (in G2/M or G1 stages). Quercetin is effective in binding heavy metals and free radicals, including inhibition of the enzyme xanthine oxidase and the oxidation of lipids that cause the alteration of free radical balance.
Therefore, many medical studies and clinical applications have shown the importance of Quercetin in preventing the development of many cancers and can be an added benefit to one’s health.