A novel quercetin formula, created for anti-histamine and anti-allergy support and upper respiratory relief with superior bioavailability in mind.*
Our Quercetin C MCT™ formula contains quercetin dihydrate, fat-soluble vitamin C as well as a powdered extract of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) to assist absorption and create a liposomal-like effect.*
Numerous clinical studies how Quercetin’s effectiveness in ameliorating symptoms of allergies and upper respiratory distress . Vitamin C is commonly known for its effective anti-bacterial and anti-viral support. Furthermore, many plant polyphenols, including Quercetin, have showed increased solubility in oils and better intestinal absorbency . The presence MCT oil powder extract aims to allow for absorption similar to liposomal.*
Put together, the ingredients of the formula are thus designed to allow a fast absorption and support combating symptoms of seasonal allergies and upper respiratory problems related to the irritation of nasopharyngeal mucosa.*
What Does Our Quercetin C MCT™ Formula Contain?
Our Quercetin C MCT™ formula consists of:
- Vitamin C (S Ascorbic Palmitate) – 197mg
- Quercetin Dihydrate – 98mg
- MCT Oil Powder – 98mg
It comes in 200 vegan-friendly cellulose capsules.
Like our other nutraceuticals, our Quercetin C MCT™ formula is free from allergens such as gluten, soy, fish, lactose, milk, meat and wheat.
What Is the Recommended Daily Dosage?
We recommend 1 capsule per day or as advised by your healthcare professional. It can be consumed with meals.
What Does the Science Say?
Quercetin is a polyphenol present naturally in many foods, especially vegetables, fruits, wines and herbs . In particular, onions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, apples, berries, red wines and certain herbs are all potent sources of Quercetin. It is a very effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger . In addition, it has powerful anti-allergic, anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory characteristics . Quercetin has also shown cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, anti-viral, anti-hypertensive protection.
Physiologically, Qurecetin inhibits histamine release, decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines production and suppresses the formation of antigen-specific IgE antibodies, Cyclooxigenase (COX) Lipooxygenase LOX) enzymes, eosinophil and other pro-inflammatory mediators.
Many clinical studies have demonstrated Quercetin’s benefits in prevention and amelioration of symptoms in conditions such as asthma, COPD, allergic rhinitis and many other ailments .
Researchers from Michigan State University observed a significant reduction of CRP and other pro-inflammatory mediators levels in study subjects taking Quercetin versus placebo . In another study, a four-fold increase plasma levels of Quercetin in patients supplementing the compound demonstrated a significant reduction of COPD symptoms and progression of the disease versus placebo group .
A Japanese study on rats with induced allergic rhinitis also showed a significant reduction of the symptoms with supplementation of 25mg/kg for 7 days and overall improvement of upper respiratory mucosa .
Vitamin C (S-ascorbic palmitate) is an essential nutrient for human body and one of the most researched of all vitamins. It can not be created naturally in the body (because of the lack of a key enzyme in biosynthetic pathway necessary its synthesis). Vitamin C supports most of the body’s vital functions and it’s deficiency may have serious effects on ones overall health (impaired immunity and decreased resistance to infections). It is also a very potent antioxidant and cofactor in many biosynthetic and gene regulatory pathways .
Supplementation of Vitamin C can have beneficial effects against systemic and upper respiratory infections .
On a cellular level, Vitamin C is also important cofactor in the biosynthesis of Carnitine and collagen – molecules crucial for the transportation of fatty acids into the mitochondria for generating ATP or collagen synthesis.
MCT Oil Powder
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are fatty acids naturally present in many foods. One of the most abundant sources of MCT is coconut oil, containing over 60% of MCT.
Because of their short chain structure, MCTs are quickly absorbed and metabolised by the liver and utilised by the body . They also promote the production of ketones, a favorite source of energy for the brain’s and muscles’ tissues. Consequently, calories from MCTs are normally used more efficiently for energy production than calories from glucose and are therefore less likely to turn into adipose tissue (body fat).
Chemically, MCTs are mainly made up of fatty acids Capric Acid C6, Caprillic Acid C8, Capric Acid C10 and Lauric Acid C12. Caprillic Acid C8 and Capric Acid C10 usually convert faster into ketones (and thus utilised by our mitochondria as an efficient energy source). Our MCT powder extract is based on a combination of these two fatty acids.
In addition to boosting the absorption (bioavailability) of certain compounds, MCTs can have benefits on their own:
- Support and improve cognitive functions [12,13]
- Support atherosclerosis prevention and a healthy lipid metabolism
- Support the immune system; and
- Increase energy levels and physical endurance
Thanks to their rapid transformation into ketones, MCTs can also help to support a leaner body mass.
Scientific References & Relevant Research
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 Babayan, VK. Medium chain fatty acids and esters and their medical and nutritional application. J Am Oil Them Soc. 1981;58:49A.
 Kaunitz, H. Dietary use of MCT in: Bilianzierte Ernearung in der Therspie. Lang K, Fekl W and Berg G, eds. Stuttgart: George Thieme Verlag; 1971
 Scalfi L, Coltorti A, Contaldo F. Postprandial thermogenesis in lean and obese subjects after meals supplemented with medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides. Am J Clin Nutr. 1991;53(5):1130-3.
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 Kashiwabara M, Asano K, Mizuyoshi T, Kobayashi H. Suppression of neuropeptide production by quercetin in allergic rhinitis model rats. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016;16:132.
 Anand david AV, Arulmoli R, Parasuraman S. Overviews of Biological Importance of Quercetin: A Bioactive Flavonoid. Pharmacogn Rev. 2016;10(20):84-89.
 Mignet N, Seguin J, Chabot GG. Bioavailability of polyphenol liposomes: a challenge ahead. Pharmaceutics. 2013;5(3):457-71.
 Beneficial Effects of Quercetin in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01708278. Accessed June 16, 2019.
 Hemilä H. Vitamin C supplementation and respiratory infections: a systematic review. Mil Med. 2004;169(11):920-5.
 Hertz L, Chen Y, Waagepetersen HS. Effects of ketone bodies in Alzheimer’s disease in relation to neural hypometabolism, β-amyloid toxicity, and astrocyte function. J Neurochem. 2015;134(1):7-20.
 Rebello CJ, Keller JN, Liu AG, Johnson WD, Greenway FL. Pilot feasibility and safety study examining the effect of medium chain triglyceride supplementation in subjects with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial. BBA Clin. 2015;3:123-5. Result: Intake of MCT Oil Increased Serum Ketone Bodies and Improved Memory While Intake of Placebo Did Not Show Improvements in Any Cognitive Measure Tested.