CHARACTERISTICS OF HESPERIDIN
What is hesperidin?
Quercetin, quercetin or quercetin is a flavonoid that is very interesting because it is one of the principles containing more medicinal properties.It appears in a large variety of vegetables and fruits, being one of the most common in the diet.
Quercetin has many properties: analgesic, antiplatelet, vasodilatory, anti-arthritic, anti-bacterial, anti-herpetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-flu, anti-spasmodic, anti-ulcer, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, anti-asthmatic, etc..
- Diabetes: Studies show that quercetin is a flavonoid with anti-diabetic properties. It protects cells from diabetic nephropathy, preventing damage that occurs in the kidneys when too much blood sugar appears.
- Natural antibiotic: quercetin -rich foods such as onions or apples have antiseptic properties due to this component.Onion is used for treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis. Quercetin is used s against bad breath (halitosis), as it inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth that cause it.
Sources of hesperidin
- Green tea is a plant that has very large amounts of quercetin, but it is overcome by onion. Regular onion eating becomes a very clever way to get this so interesting component.
Quercetin is also sold in tablet form. It is often advised to take it along with hesperidin and rutin (other flavonoids) because it appears that these three components are complementary. Daily doses are usually set between 200 and 1100 mg daily.
Pregnant or lactating should not take quercetin supplements. There have been reports of adverse reactions in the stomach and, less commonly, dizziness and trembling in the legs. The oral use for food does not usually cause stomach.
Used intravenously, it can cause nausea, sweating, breathing problems and redness. It can inhibit the absorption of certain antibiotics.
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