Before the Nay-Sayers bounce, please read--->www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6001031<
Quercetin is a phytochemical, or in a category of flavonoids. These guys have typically powerful antioxidant properties, and some of them also offer anti-inflammatory capabilities. They have been shown to ease inflammation, repair cellular damage, and by supporting health to arteries and veins, they help with blood flow to the brain and can offset dementia.
An investigative article in Environmental Toxicology, indicated that Quercetin can play a role in causing apoptosis or cell death to Prostate Cancer Cells. Their data came from the China Medical University, noting that using traditional Chinese medical techniques, and finding antitumor properties from roots and herbs, that they isolated Quercetin as the factor causing antitumor properties. The researchers then treated cancer cells with Quercetin at 24 and 48 hours at various doses. They found that at 48 hours prostate cancer cells were all dead.
A similar study was conducted at the State University of New York, in Buffalo This was published at the [The Prostate]--unknown to me. These researchers treated Prostate Cancer Cells with Quercetin, and found that this flavonoid did show decreased proliferation, and viability of the Pca cells, along with Apoptosis.
Quercetin has shown promise in preventing or treating the growth of tumors and the spread of prostate cancer to tissues beyond the Prostate, which we call metastatic, or Advanced Prostate Cancer. From a study published in Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology Journal--->In Particular, Quercetin may be helpful in halting the spread of HIGHLY MALIGNANT Pca cells. Those that wrote the paper examined the effects of Quercetin at different concentrations on various prostate cancer cell lines. The researchers found that Quercetin had a significant impact on halting the growth of aggressive and moderately aggressive Pca cell lines. With the higher concentrations of Quercetin, colony formation of higher aggressive potential were significantly inhibited. But, please note these researchers found that this did not apply to low aggressive cancers, like your Gleason 6's and some 7's.
Quercetin has been shown to deplete the levels of of the *HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN-90. This decreased viability, and induced prostate cancer cell death.
*A word about Heat Shock Proteins--->These play important roles in Carcinogenesis, by regulating Angiogenesis, cell proliferation, migration, and metastatic invasion. Heat Shock Proteins mediate apoptosis. These HSP's have a potential clinical use as being used as bio markers for cancer DX, and prognosis, as well as becoming targets for therapeutic agents. Quercetin may have the potential to bypass the side effects , that other treatments such as Chemo, and other treatments, bring to the prostate disease journey.
In using Quercetin--->it is present in teas, wines, onions, apples, dark cherries, and virgin Olive Oil. However, taking a Quercetin Supplement is the most reliable method of getting enough of this powerful phytochemical, daily. Even your Doctor believe it or not may have heard of this phytochemical, which is many times used with Bromelain, in supplementation.