Quercetin  has received much attention over this last year in particular, because of the supportive and regulatory roles it has to play in immune function.

In this blog, we take a closer look at what quercetin actually is, how you can get more in your diet and how it can help to support immune health.

 Quercetin – What is it?

Quercetin is a naturally-occurring flavonoid found in plant foods. Flavonoids belong to a family of plant compounds known as polyphenols. They are remarkable tiny compounds that can help to protect plants from stressors (e.g. insects / fungi / wind / heat), act as UV filters and signalling molecules, detoxify harmful substances and work as antimicrobial defence compounds too. The great news is that when we consume flavonoids from plant foods, we get to benefit from these incredible properties too. There are over 5,000 known varieties of flavonoids that we know of (and likely many more that we don’t), all with slightly different health benefits to impart; hence why getting a diverse variety of plants in your diet each day is so very important.

Quercetin – Best sources

Quercetin is considered to be one of the most abundant flavonoids in the human diet. Some of the best sources of quercetin are apples, onions, berries, capers, red grapes, cherries, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, red wine, black tea and green tea.

Onions are generally considered to rank highest in terms of quercetin content. Interestingly, one study found the levels of quercetin in red onions to be 14-fold higher than in garlic, and 2-fold higher than white onions. Another study found the amount of quercetin in onion peel to be 48-fold more than the flesh.

Levels of quercetin in foods are affected by storage, preparation and even the original growing conditions. Light stimulates the production of quercetin and studies have shown higher levels of quercetin in plants exposed to a greater amount of UV-radiation, adding weight to the theory that quercetin is produced by plants as a defence mechanism against UV exposure. Interesting then to consider that an apple picked from the top of a fruit tree might contain more quercetin than one picked from the lower branches covered in shade!

Quercetin – How does it support immune health?

Along with other flavonoids, quercetin has been shown to have antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-proliferative and anti-allergic effects. One of the most common reasons people turn to quercetin is to help with symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever). Several studies have found quercetin to be a useful anti-inflammatory support and to improve survival and decrease cell damage in a mouse model of sepsis.

Quercetin’s role in immune health has made it a topic of heightened interest over the past year, as much attention has been paid to natural substances that have the potential to modulate the immune response. More specifically, the Sars-CoV-2 virus has been shown to activate the NLRP3 inflammasome – a part of the innate immune system which may lead to uncontrolled release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, ‘cytokine storm’, and potentially to severe damage of the respiratory epithelium.Therefore, natural compounds that have the potential to regulate the NLRP3 inflammasome are of significant scientific interest.

In a 2016 review article entitled Natural compounds as regulators of NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated IL-beta production, the authors noted that “EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and quercetin are potent inhibitors of NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated IL-beta production, typically acting at more than one element of the involved pathways.”Numerous studies have demonstrated regulatory effects of specific dietary flavonoids including dihydroquercetin, quercetin, myricetin and apigenin on NLRP3 inflammasome activation.

It is these demonstrated immune regulatory roles that make quercetin such a powerful plant compound to consider for immune support.

Harnessing the power of natural plant compounds

Supporting optimal immune health involves bringing together many different diet and lifestyle factors. With each new day, we learn even more about the powerful compounds that are present in our food and the fascinating ways in which they may enhance our immune resilience. Quercetin is one such compound that has the potential to deliver comprehensive health benefits, especially for immune function and regulation, and it certainly makes sense to consider optimising your daily intake.*

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* Reference Rachel Bartholomew BA (Hons), Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC, GHW on 2nd February 2021

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