NOTE: Shayla has not gotten any of the colds / flu bugs going around either! :)another NOTE: the provex plus vitamin (which melaleuca JUST reduced the price of)... would also be beneficial... I just like all the other ingredients in the Provex CV which is why I chose to give it to Shayla)
(reminder: melaleuca's Provex CV IS IN their Vitality 6 packs!!)
What is Quercetin?
Quercetin is the most abundant of the flavonoids and is also a building block for other flavonoids. Quercetin is found in many common foods including apple, green tea, onion, nuts, berries, cauliflower and cabbage.
Quercetin exerts many beneficial health effects, including improvement of cardiovascular health, reducing risk for cancer, and protection against osteoporosis. This phytochemical has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-toxic effects. Most of these properties are linked to its strong antioxidant action, but quercetin also modulates the expression of specific enzymes. Quercetin is a candidate for preventing obesity-related diseases.
Quercetin shows anti-inflammatory action by its direct antioxidant action and inhibition of inflammatory mediators and enzymes, such as lipoxygenase. Quercetin also inhibits the release of histamine, which causes congestion (i.e., allergies). Studies have shown an improved lung function and lower risk of certain respiratory diseases (asthma and bronchitis) for people with high apple (rich in quercetin) intake.
Studies demonstrate that flavonoid-rich diets protect against myocardial infarction and stroke. As many other flavonoids, quercetin inhibits oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Studies have shown that quercetin reduces cancer risk of prostate, ovary, breast, gastric and colon cells. Numerous in-vitro studies show that quercetin induces apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells through different mechanisms.
Quercetin may help to reduce symptoms of diabetes patients. One study showed that quercetin reduced blood glucose level and improved plasma insulin levels in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. An in-vitro study concluded that quercetin may have a pharmacological application in treating cardiovascular disease in diabetes mellitus patients.
I also suffered from chronic headaches and migraines. I started taking ProvexCV and got a Value Pack to convert my home. The month after I got it my headaches and migraines were gone! And have been for 2 years. .I know that the Provex CV has a big factor in the migraines, for sure, for myself.
I used to suffer from migraines and don't anymore since using the ProvexCV.
When I switched shampoos to Melaleuca.. my migraines practically disappeared! But I've been told that the provex CV is great at helping too.. as it increases the circulation in the brain. Hope this helps.