OPINION: Dr. Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Our skin performs a multitude of functions. It protects us, it aids in metabolism and regulates many body functions.
However, the skin is under constant attack from continuous exposure to oxidizing and inflammatory agents including the sun and outdoor environment.
These sources of inflammation most likely overload the skin’s auto-defense capacity.
To strengthen the skins defense mechanisms against oxidation and inflammation, supplementation with bioflavonoids and antioxidants is a promising strategy.
Quercetin is a flavonoid that is a very effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. To me, Quercetin is a candidate of first choice for skin supplementation to decrease damage. Quercetin can protect cells from UV irradiation and support skin regeneration in wound healing.
The problem with Quercetin is its poor solubility and limited skin penetration.
However, a number of formulations have been marketed which increase its dermal penetration. These formulations can be purchased on-line but the price isn’t cheap. Quercetin topical formulations and lotions from conventional emulsions to novel nanoformulations in terms of skin penetration enhancements are readily available for use.
Younger looking and well protected skin are a key to a healthy and a complete anti-aging regimen.
Neither I nor HARF endorses any particular Quercetin formulation that is available in the market today.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided,
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