Quercetin

Quercetin, Apple extract

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.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Fruits, Vegetables, Apples, Onions
  • Type Bioflavonoid

Immunity

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.
  • Anti-Oxidant

    When the immune system fight intruders, the oxygen it uses spins off an army of free radicals that destroy viruses, bacteria, and damaged body cells in an oxidative burst. So antioxidants are very import to eliminate those free radicals so that the immune system can continue to work properly and efficiently.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Side effects Headaches, Abdominal Pain, Tingling Sensations
  • Warnings

Why be Careful

Taking more than 1,000 mg of quercetin per day may cause mild symptoms like headaches, stomach aches, or tingling sensations

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