Quercetin

quercetin90 caps/bottle  (Veggie Cap)

(now available directly from Alpha Science Laboratories at www.alphasciencelabs.com)

Ingredients per capsule:
Quercetin 500mg

Suggested dose for adults: 1 capsule two times daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Primary Action: Quercetin is one of the most active flavonoids and is responsible for much of the medicinal activity in most plants. It also serves as a backbone for many other flavonoids and preserves other antioxidants including vitamin C.

Quercetin has been used to treat a number of conditions, which include:

Inflammation – Quercetin directly inhibits a number of inflammatory processes including the manufacture and release of histamines.

Diabetes – Quercetin is a strong inhibitor of aldose reductase and thus minimizes the conversion of glucose to sorbitol.  Sorbitol contributes to the development of diabetic complications including cataracts, neuropathy and retinopathy.  Quercetin is also known to enhance insulin secretion, protect pancreatic beta cells from free radical damage and inhibit platelet aggregation.

Viral infections – Of the flavonoid group, quercetin has the greatest antiviral activity especially against certain types of viruses.

Tumours – Studies have demonstrated that quercetin, more than other flavonoids, has been an effective inhibitor of tumour formation caused by a number of different cancers.