It’s 2 years since I first wrote about quercetin as a potential gout home remedy. Not much has been done to explore that potential for gout sufferers, but one new report continues to give hope.
When I wrote that summary, several natural products seemed to be good candidates as natural remedies for gout. In the lab, they have been shown to lower uric acid in animals. I hoped for some human-based experiments, but these are expensive. I cannot see any investigation into quercetin for human gout, but recent animal studies have repeated the finding that quercetin can lower uric acid.
Last year, an investigation proved that:
quercetin exerted a strong anti-inflammatory effect that may be useful for the treatment of acute gouty arthritis.
This is an interesting addition to the uric acid lowering properties revealed in my previous summary. The problem with this type of research is that we do not know if the same benefits will accrue to humans. Some animal models make good early testing grounds for human gout treatments. However, usefulness in real life relies on uric acid lowering and anti-inflammatory properties also applying to humans. The only way to be sure is to test this with human gout sufferers.
Have you used Quercetin as a Gout Home Remedy?
For the moment, it is very much down to intrepid GoutPal visitors who are keen to test these theories for themselves. As well as many food sources, quercetin is readily available as a dietary supplement.
I know from statistics that some people do buy quercetin. The quercetin purchases may well be for general health purposes, but if they have been bought for gout, I’d love to know about any benefits.
If you have bought quercetin for gout, please share your experiences in the gout forums. There is a specific forum to discuss gout products, but it really does not matter too much which forum you use. Gout sufferers throughout the world are waiting for results from brave self-experimentation. Don’t forget to discuss dietary supplements with your doctor before you start taking them.
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Gout & Quercetin
I want to use natural remedies, so I’m interested in quercetin. Do you have any information about the best way to use it for gout?
Gout and Quercetin Studies
Thanks for your feedback, Joe. I’ve had a quick look and I’ve spotted a new study of gout and quercetin. Unfortunately, it’s a mouse study not a human gout sufferer. But I’ll see what it has to say. Also, I’ll do more searching to see if I can find anything else.
In the meantime, do you have any uric acid test results? Also, are you just looking for foods that are good sources of quercetin? Or are you more interested in dietary supplements?
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Quercetin and Gout References
- Huang, Jingqun, Miaozhang Zhu, Ye Tao, Siwang Wang, Jianzong Chen, Wenjuan Sun, and Shuye Li. “Therapeutic properties of quercetin on monosodium urate crystal?induced inflammation in rat.” Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 64, no. 8 (2012): 1119-1127.
- Ruiz-Miyazawa, Kenji W., Larissa Staurengo-Ferrari, Sandra S. Mizokami, Talita P. Domiciano, Fabiana TMC Vicentini, Doumit Camilios-Neto, Wander R. Pavanelli et al. “Quercetin inhibits gout arthritis in mice: induction of an opioid-dependent regulation of inflammasome.” Inflammopharmacology 25, no. 5 (2017): 555-570.
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