Quercetin, a health promising phytoadditive for poultry production: Trends & advances
Abhishek Parmar, Vipul Patel, Jignesh Patel, Sajani Usadadia, Sawan Rathwa, Dhruvil Prajapati and Akshesh Rathva
Plants sources are densely rich with the polyphenolic compound. Among that flavonoid is the major group found and due to their immense availability have rising a great interest for its multidimensional properties. Quercetin, the most plentiful flavonoid has combined properties of growth promoter, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-lypolytic, potent hepatoprotective, immune boosting and gut health enhancing potential. Their strong antioxidant activity was due to presence of the central C-ring along with high number of hydroxyl groups and conjugated π orbitals in its chemical structure. A substantial amount of literature on different animal studies with positive effects on growth, antioxidant status, hepatoprotection, immunomodulation, gut morphology, gut microbiota with ultimate improvement in gut health and birds health status. Current trends have been focused to find a natural phytoadditive with having a multidimensional action and potentially health promoting effects in animals and birds by nutritionist. Therefore, the aim of this review is to explore the biological actions of quercetin, aware the medicinal importance and highlighting that it can be a safe and excellent phytoadditive for the fast-growing poultry industry as an alternative of banned synthetic growth promoting agents for the welfare of birds.
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Abhishek Parmar, Vipul Patel, Jignesh Patel, Sajani Usadadia, Sawan Rathwa, Dhruvil Prajapati, Akshesh Rathva. Quercetin, a health promising phytoadditive for poultry production: Trends & advances. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):68-74.