How it helps you heal
Quercetin is one of the best studied flavonoids, and has been shown to help your body in multiple avenues. It acts as an antioxidant in multiple ways (directly by scavenging free-radicals and helping activate your body’s antioxidant defenses), can help your body respond to inflammation by reducing cyclooxygenase activity, and is effective at stabilizing mast cells. Plus, it has been shown to increase the effectiveness of other supplements.
Commonly found in: dark green vegetables (kale, wattercress, radish leaves, etc) and fruit (skins of apples and other fruit).
Our source: Sophora japonica, flowers
Amount: 141mg of Quercefit®
Supplier: Indena S.p.A (Italy)
What makes it special: Quercefit® is a patented extract of purified quercetin that has been microencapsulated in a phytosome. The phytosome is a special structure of sunflower lecithin that ensures your body can absorb flavonoids as they pass through your body. Quercefit® is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
There are 1,100+ plus published papers looking into how quercetin works. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are three papers to get you started.
- Improved Oral Absorption of Quercetin from Quercetin Phytosome®, a New Delivery System Based on Food Grade Lecithin. European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 44, 169–177 (2018).
- Quercetin, a main flavonoid in onion, inhibits the PGF2α-induced uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Functional Foods 19, 495–504 (2015).
- Quercetin increased bioavailability and decreased methylation of green tea polyphenols in vitro and in vivo. Food & Function 3, 635 (2012).