Quercetin is a molecule (technically a polyphenol) that occurs naturally as a pigment in many vegetables, fruits, herbs and even red wines . A few particularly quercetin-rich examples include onions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, apples, berries and even certain herbs (e.g. evening primrose, Oenothera biennis) [1,2].
Despite being available naturally in many foods, there are sometimes good reasons to consider supplementing quercetin.
Like other polyphenols, quercetin can positively contribute to & support the good functioning of many important biological processes in our bodies.
Scientific evidence suggests that it can:
Yes! Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, quercetin can contribute to the relief of allergy symptoms .*
Polyphenols have been shown to inhibit the release of histamine. Quercetin does the job very well by helping to stabilize the membranes of mast cells, which otherwise would release histamine upon detection of allergens .
An animal study by Edo et al (2018) suggested quercetin could significantly inhibit nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis .
Put together, these results suggest quercetin could indeed support the remedy of seasonal allergy symptoms.*
Typical dosage of quercetin supplementation ranges from 500mg to 1g per day .
Quercetin is generally considered safe to supplement. A recent study on COPD patients supplementing quercetin found it was safely tolerated by up to 2,000mg / day .
As usual, please discuss your individual circumstances and appropriate dosage with your healthcare professional.
Despite it’s great properties, the drawback of quercetin is it’s somewhat low bioavailability .
We have kept that in mind when putting together our Quercetin C MCT™ formula, making sure to include fat-soluble vitamin C (L-ascorbyl palmitate) as well as MCT powder to create a liposomal-like effect.*
AcuIntegra’s Quercetin C MCT™ formula includes vitamin C & MCT powder to give you superior bioavailability. It’s designed to support the good functioning of anti-oxidation and anti-histamine processes.* Read more about it here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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