I have had quite good results with Quercetin in calming a lot of my symptoms. Looking into it, it seems to have potent effects on reducing inflammatory cytokines as well as some anti-viral properties. Despite what everyone's opinion is on that, the stuff makes me feel better. So my question is this. Is inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines a good thing or a bad thing? Especially if the possibility of viral infection is on the table? I have tried and tried and tried to find an answer to this question, but it seems to be a very complex thing. One paper compared pro inflammatory and anti inflammatory cytokines to sitting on a see-saw. Where they needed to be Balanced. Or at least more in favor of anti-inflammatory. if Quercetin inhibits pro inflammatory cytokines and you need them to fight your viral infection, then inhibiting them would be bad. But if they are allowed to get out of control, then you start the spiral towards auto immune disease. I guess im trying to determine if taking Quercetin (assuming it DOES inhibit pro inflammatory Cytokines) is a GOOD THING or a bad thing? Is it GOOD that i feel less inflammation in my system or do i want that inflammation there because its a sign my immune system is fighting something off? I can't get my head around this!