Quercetin is a bioflavonoid, which means it is a pigment, found mainly in apples and very easily consumed on a mediterranean/average healthy diet. It has many antioxidants, anti-viral, and neuroactive attributes, and it is also used to treat infections and diabetes, prevent most of chronic diseases, and boost immunity. As a very powerful antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals of the body, improving cancer prevention as well.
The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism’s defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
As most of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, quercetin can enhance the immune system by inhibiting inflammation-producing enzymes and cytokines, and increasing IFN-γ cells. Quercetin is a compound that has been showed to directly effect the regulation on basic functional properties of immune cells. This happens due to the fact that quercetin acts mainly on leukocytes and targets many intracellular signaling processes, enzymes and membrane proteins.
taking more than 1,000 mg of quercetin per day may cause mild symptoms like headaches, stomach aches, or tingling sensations
Yerba mate is a herb commonly used to make teas, containing caffeine and a mixture of polyphenolic compounds. Sapopine within yerba mate is a potent antioxidant compound and works synergistically with quercetin to suppress cell inflammation.
Quecetin has low bioavailability on its own, so taking it along with other bioflafovnois help to absorpt it better by the stomach and intestine.