Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant, supporting a robust immune response, and has many other properties that are supportive for overall health and vitality. Quercetin is a flavonoid that is found in many plants, fruit, and vegetables, such as apples, onions, berries, broccoli, beans, grapes, and green and black teas.
What is Quercetin?
IQuercetin is a flavonoid, that was identified in 1936 by the same scientist who discovered Vitamin C, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. A flavonoid is a naturally occurring chemical found in plants and fruit, that is responsible for giving them their colour. Quercetin is yellow, and is found in multiple plants, fruit, and vegetables.
Flavonoids are antioxidants, that help to protect the plant and its fruit from free radical damage. Researchers have found that these same antioxidant properties are conveyed to us as humans when we consume them through our food. NZ grown Blackcurrants also contain flavonoids and are a great whole food source.
The Benefits of a Quercetin Supplement
- Quercetin benefits include: Quercetin supports a robust immune response both in the digestive tract and the airways.
- Quercetin supports the body’s respiratory response to environmental and seasonal changes.
- Quercetin may support the body’s natural clearing process of histamine, and supports healthy histamine levels.
- Quercetin supports healthy bowel function, and a happy microbiome.
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Taking a Quercetin Powder or Supplement
Quercetin comes in tablets, capsules, powders, liposomal liquid, and even a gel.
Although found in many of our foods, researchers have spent years looking for ways to facilitate optimal absorption when Quercetin is taken as a supplement. It is now known that the other constituents found in fruit and vegetables are what assisted with bioavailability. So, most of the Quercetin supplements that you come across, will also contain other bioflavonoids, and antioxidants like Vitamin C.
Always check the directions and contraindications for your chosen product before you buy Quercetin.
Quercetin supplements are a part of the Specialty Supplements range here at HealthPost.