Quercetin is a flavonoid, a class of antioxidants commonly found in citrus fruits. Its use has been widely established, particularly in Europe, for the treatment of a variety of ailments. Quercetin decreases the formation and activity of inflammation mediators in a manner that is similar to that of aspirin. An important function, considering these inflammatory intracellular messengers are what cause the body's pain receptors to become more sensitive.
Quercetin also inhibits the release of histamine by stabilizing the cellular membranes of neutrophils, which are a type of immune cell. Quercetin is therefore widely used by those who suffer from constant allergies (such as dust) and seasonal allergies (such as hay fever).
In a study investigating the risk factors for chronic diseases in elderly men, it was revealed that high intakes of quercetin and other flavonoids predicted lower mortality rates and incidences of heart attack. Researchers in the Netherlands believe it is possible that quercetin and other flavonoids reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering the formation of plaque-building substances, specifically oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL).
- 100 Vegi-Caps
- Serving Size: 1 Capsule
- Quercetin 500 mg
Adult Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. For use beyond one month consult a health care practitioner.