- What is quercetin?
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid, 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.
- What does it do?
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. Decreasing this may support our ability to enjoy outside activities. How is it “activated?”In this formula, bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, is added for enhanced potency. Source Naturals® 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.
- How should it be taken?
Activated Quercetin should be taken on an empty stomach. That’s why the non-acidic form of vitamin C is important.