Quercetin as an Prostatitis Treatment

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate. Usually causes painful or difficult urination. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may decrease symptoms of chronic prostatitis. It is occasionally coupled with papain and bromelain, have anti-inflammatory effect, but also help to improve the absorption of quercetin.

Quercetin Prostatitis Benefits

Quercetin is a polyphenolic flavonoid that may benefit men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) through antioxidant and anti inflammatory  mechanisms. In vitro and animal studies have shown quercetin to improve symptoms of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis in mice. According to “Mount Sinai Hospital“, quercetin is an effective cure for chronic prostatitis. The studies shows symptoms begin to disappear after a few months of daily use. Current Urology Reports in July 2007 reported an article pointed out that the new method of therapy of prostatitis have some findings of efficacy include compounds such as quercetin phytotherapeutic.

A study showed that 500 mg of quercetin twice daily for at least 2 weeks significantly improved symptoms in 59% of men with chronic prostatitis. The results of an clinical trial reported in the Dec 1999 edition of  “Urology” shows that quercetin helps to reduce chronic pelvic pain in men with chronic prostatitis. In this study, investigated the effects of 500 mg of quercetin, taken twice daily, in thirty men with chronic prostatitis. After the one-month, study was over, 67% of the men taking the quercetin reported a measurable improvement in symptom. Papain and bromelain promote absorption of quercetin and have anti-inflammatory effects as well. Investigators at the “Institute for Male Urology” gave men with prostatitis 1000 mg of quercetin daily for 1 month. Two-thirds of the men had at least a 25% diminution in symptoms. When the  researchers added papain and bromelain to enhance quercetin absorption, 82% of the patients got better.

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