Quercetin is one of the most abundant flavonoids found in food. It is extensively studied due to its various biological activities that are beneficial to human health. These activities include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antihistamine. Recently, studies have emerged demonstrating the ability of quercetin to attenuate indicators of muscle damage. To determine how quercetin can affect smooth muscles, researchers from … Continue reading How can quercetin benefit muscle health?
The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle
In this study, researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada investigated quercetin and its effect on gallbladder smooth muscle, in particular, if it could relax gallbladder smooth muscles. The results of their study were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Quercetin is a phytoestrogen and a flavonoid that can relax intestinal and vascular smooth muscle. The researchers used … Continue reading The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle