Rutin is a glycoside of the flavonol quercetin bound to a rutinose sugar. Rutin goes by many names, including
rutoside, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside, and sophorin. It is a citrus flavonoid found in many plants and foods,
including olives, buckwheat, asparagus, apples, many citrus fruits, and green and black tea infusions. Like
quercetin, rutin supports a healthy inflammation response and has antioxidant properties.
PureBulk's Rutin powder is derived from the pagoda tree (Sophora japonica) and is standardized to contain
more than 95% rutin by weight.
What are Flavonoids?
The word flavonoid is a derivative of the Latin word flavus, meaning yellow. As reflected by their
namesake, flavonoids are responsible for many plant pigments. Rutin belongs to a class of flavonoids known
as flavonols and is a type of anthoxanthin. Anthoxanthins are flavonoid pigments with antioxidant
Potential Rutin Benefits
Rutin as an Antioxidant
Like all flavanols, rutin has antioxidant properties. Research shows that rutin is an effective free radical
scavenger. It converts free radicals into stable and nonreactive species by donating electrons. It also
reduces oxidative stress by inhibiting the enzymes that produce reactive oxygen species (ROSs). Oxidative
damage can occur when free radicals like ROSs outnumber antioxidants. Long-term exposure to oxidative stress
and free radical damage can worsen or catalyze numerous diseases. Animal studies found that rutin boosts the
activity of other antioxidants. Rutin also protects against UV ray damage and has neuroprotective
Rutin and Heart Health
Rutin has several properties that support heart health. Rutin can improve blood circulation by strengthening
and increasing blood vessel flexibility. One study found that rutin may help individuals achieve optimal LDL
cholesterol, as participants experienced a decrease in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Research also shows that
rutin enhances overall cardiovascular health.
PureBulk carriers several other flavonoid supplements, including:
Rutin and Joint Health
Rutin may support joint and bone health by increasing the expression of collagen type I. Type I is the most
abundant form of collagen found in the human body. Bones need collagen to maintain their structural
integrity and strength. Studies note that collagen improves joint health by reducing pain and deterioration.
Potential Rutin Side Effects
Most individuals can take rutin supplements without experiencing adverse effects, as rutin is a natural
compound found in many foods. Some individuals may experience an upset stomach or headaches.
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