Quercetin is an antioxidant that reduces your allergic responses to pollen, grasses, dust and other allergens.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is a pigment found in many plants such as tea, apples, sweet potato, watercress, red onion, broccoli, black plums, and a number of berries. Just as bioflavonoids protect plants, they have also been found to contain protective benefits for humans.
Quercetin stabilizes cell membranes, and in particular it calms mast cells, the cells that store histamines. Stronger mast cell membranes minimize histamine release into the bloodstream, which helps decrease allergy symptoms.
This quercetin is "activated”, or combined with other helpful ingredients to increase it's strength and effectiveness. Included in this quercetin formula is bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, that helps the body in times of stress and increases the potency.
This activated quercetin also contains vitamin C in a non-acidic form: magnesium ascorbate. Studies suggest that vitamin C has a synergistic relationship with quercetin, which improves quercetin’s use by the body.
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Quercetin (1 gram), Vitamin C (600 mg), Magnesium (49 mg), Bromelain (300 mg), gelatin (capsule) and magnesium stearate.
100 capsules per bottle
Take 3 to 6 capsules daily in divided doses, between meals. Activated Quercetin should be taken on an empty stomach. That’s why the non-acidic form of vitamin C is important. However, if you have a delicate, easily irritated stomach, take with meals.
If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
When allergy season starts, I get pretty miserable and stay that way for a long time. I've found that once I've taken this for a while, everyday, that my allergy symptoms diminish. It's not a magic bullet, because there are times when I do get sneezing fits and whatnot. Overall, however, things are a lot better while I am taking quercetin. -Amazon.com
The way I talk about Quercetin, you would think I'm on Source Natural's payroll. I've given handfuls of this away to friends and many of them have gone on to buying their own. I take it daily as an antioxidant;(two in the morning), then if I get the sniffles or any allergy symptoms I take another dose as an antihistamine. Finally, if my back or other joints are hurting, I take it for inflammation. I'm pretty careful to stick within the 6 caplet max suggested on the bottle but there have been times when I've gone over. One benefit I find is that when I take it for allergy symptoms, the anti-inflammatory properties soothe the tissues of my sinuses and calm down the stuffiness as well as the headache I sometimes get from the sinus thing. Within a week of this being suggested by my doctor, I was able to stop using Claratin completely. It's nice to know that something so natural (it's made from the skins of red apples and red onions) can work so well with none of the side effects or drug interactions from the normal drugs (sleepiness and worse).- Amazon.com