In this article...
2. Health Benefits
4. Side Effects
5. Drug Interactions
6. Administration and Dosage
|Safe for dogs and
cats when taken for short-term periods|
i.e. up to 12 weeks at a time with a break in-between
prior the next course of treatment
What is Quercetin…
Quercetin sometimes called nature’s Benadryl, is a naturally occurring flavonoid found in many plants. Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids) are plant-pigments that play an essential role in attracting pollinators to plants. Flavonoids also offer a host of beneficial properties to humans, dogs, cats and other animals. Quercetin is:
Quercitin can be found in rich concentrations in some fruits, vegetables and herbs – for example…
- Apples (fresh);
- Cherries (dark);
- Garlic (fresh);
- Grapefruit (particularly white grapefruit) and grapefruit seed extract;
- Green tea;
- Ginkgo bilboa;
- Chamomile tea;
- Summer squash;
- St. John’s Wort.
Quercetin is Available In Supplemental Form…
- Bromelain also works to inhibit histamine;
- The ratio of intake is ¼ to 1/3 the amount of bromelain to quercetin.
2.0 Health Benefits
- Asthma (an inflammatory disease);
- Quercetin minimizes the degree of constriction that occurs as it moderates the constriction of bronchial tubes.
- Environmental allergies
- Dust and dust mites;
- Chemical-based cleaning products;
- Insect bites;
- Insect and parasite preventatives - chemical based;
- Grass and wild flower (weed) pollens;
- Trees and tree pollen;
- Mould , mushroom, fungus spores;
- Food Allergies;
- Quercetin’s anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties work together to turn-off histamine production and suppress or reduce inflammation and itching.
- Atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries, (an inflammatory disease);
- Blood Conditions;
- Cancer prevention;
- Breast cancer;
- Colon cancer;
- Endometrial cancer;
- Ovarian cancer;
- Prostate cancer;
- Chronic fatigue syndrome;
- Heart conditions and heart disease;
- Prostate pain and inflammation;
- Vascular (circulation) issues;
- Viral infections.
- Very high doses can cause kidney damage;
- DO not give Quercetin to dog and cats with kidney disease;
- Do not give to pregnant or lactating dogs and cats.
4.0 Side Effects...
- · In some individuals can cause tingling in the limbs.
5.0 Drug Interactions...
- Some antibiotics;
- Medications changed by the liver;
- Medications moved by pumps in cells.
6.0 Administration and Dosage…
- Quercetin can be administered for up to 12 consecutive weeks at a time;
- Only use Quercetin for as long as absolutely required – you should not keep your dog or cat on permanently on Quercetin;
- Dog’s or Cat’s weight x 1000mg;
- Divide the resulting number by 125;
- The resulting number will be the mg daily dosage required;
- Then split the daily dosage in half;
- Administer the half dosage two times a day with food.
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