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Quercetin can protect you from the harmful effects of pesticides

More than a thousand different chemicals are used as pesticides in the United States. These harmful pesticides are used on at least 20,000 different products. Unfortunately, pesticides are also often used in homes, gardens, lawns, parks and schools.

Studies have confirmed that excessive and prolonged exposure to pesticides is linked to cancer, endocrine disorders, respiratory problems, birth defects and organ failure. Pesticide exposure is also associated with neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Fortunately, a beneficial plant pigment called quercetin can help naturally negate the damage from toxic pesticides and protect against their adverse effects…
The antitumor effects of Quercetin

 Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Quercetin has an apoptotic effect on aging cells that may help prevent or be helpful in the treatment of cancer; years of research have also demonstrated it prevents chemically induced cancer and lung cancer, and inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells

  • Quercetin has also demonstrated the ability to mitigate some of the effects of sleep deprivation, including mood changes, anxiety, memory performance, hyperactivity and cognitive impairment

  • The combination of quercetin, bromelain, vitamin C and zinc has emerged in at least two of the successful protocols used to treat COVID-19; historically, data have shown it is effective against influenza, zika, hepatitis B and rhinovirus responsible for the common cold

  • Quercetin is not water-soluble and is poorly absorbed unless it is paired with bromelain or vitamin C. Quercetin has shown positive benefits for heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, NAFLD and arthritis

  • Quercetin is found in onions, red grapes and green tea. It could be a useful supplement to stock in your medicine chest to use when you believe you may be getting an upper respiratory infection …