Rutin

What is Rutin?
Rutin is a bioflavonoid and antioxidant found in a variety of plants including the rind of citrus fruits.

What are the health benefits of Rutin?
Rutin has a similar chemical composition to quercetin, another bioflavonoid, and has been given attention along with other bioflavonoids for its antioxidant properties’ ability to prevent cancer. Rutin is touted as having anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-carcinogenic properties, and studies have found that rutin has neuroprotective actions as well. Rutin is also often used for its blood vessel-strengthening properties for treating symptoms of haemophilia and varicose veins. Other conditions for which rutin is used include heart disease, poor circulation, menstrual disorders, poison ivy, cirrhosis, and cataracts.

What foods are good sources of Rutin?
Along with the rind of citrus fruits, rutin can be found in dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries, apricots, cherries, rose hips, the core of green peppers, buckwheat, and millet. Rutin is not found in some of the more common grains, such as wheat and rice.

Where can I find Rutin?

Rutin can be found online, in health food stores, and in the offices of alternative medical practitioners. Rutin has been shown to be most effective when administered with quercetin.

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