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Pregnancy and Lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, the only supplements that are considered safe include standard prenatal

vitamin and mineral supplements. All other supplements or dose alterations may pose a threat to the

developing fetus and there is generally insuf icient evidence at this time to determine an absolute level of

safety for most dietary supplements other than a prenatal supplement. Any supplementation practices

beyond a prenatal supplement should involve the cooperation of the at ending physician (e.g., magnesium

and the treatment of preeclampsia.)

References: Pregnancy and Lactation

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8. Washington N et al. Moderation of lactulose-induced diarrhea by psyllium: effects on motility and fermentation. Am J Clin Nutr


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General Features

Quercetin is a flavonoid that serves as the backbone for many other flavonoids in nature, including the citrus flavonoids

rutin, quercitin, and hesperidin. These derivates differ from Quercetin in that they have sugar molecules at ached to

their Quercetin backbone. Experimental studies reveal that many medicinal plants owe much of their biological activity

to their high Quercetin content.1

This water-soluble pigment has been shown to inhibit histamine release at therapeutic doses, making it an attractive

agent in the management of some allergic conditions, such as hay fever. It also demonstrates impressive anti-

inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and like some other flavonoids (e.g. genistein, diadzein), appears to possess

phytoestrogen ef ects. Under experimental conditions, its phytoestrogen ef ects have been shown to inhibit the

proliferation of human breast cancer cells in test tube experiments. In one human trial, Quercetin supplementation

demonstrated improvement in prostatitis, with 67% of patients experiencing significant improvement in the Quercetin

group compared to only 20% of patients reporting improvement in the placebo group. This benefit may be due to its

phytoestrogen activity and/or its anti-inflammatory properties.

Experimental studies also reveal that Quercetin may help to prevent cataracts in diabetics, by inhibiting the enzyme

that forms sorbitol (aldose reductase) in the lens of the eye.2,3

Clinical Applications and Mechanism of Action