Quercetin Complex Capsules
What is Quercetin
Quercetin is a natural chemical that is found in some plants and has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits. Quercetin is a flavonoid, a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects. Flavonoids are polyphenolic molecules containing 15 carbon atoms and are soluble in water. The body doesn’t make quercetin, so you have to get it from plants or in a quercetin supplement. The best food sources of quercetin include; onions, citrus fruits green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, seeds, olive oil, red grapes.
A single serving of onions is considered to be one medium onion, which contains approximately 50 milligrams (mg) of quercetin. But most people tend to not eat a whole onion in one sitting so you’re probably not getting quite that much quercetin when you eat onions.
Even with all these natural sources of quercetin, it’s estimated that most people following a typical Western diet only get 0 to 30mg of Quercetin a day. That’s not a lot, considering research shows that some of quercetin’s health benefits are reached at supplemental intake levels of 500 to 1,000 mg per day.
People take a Quercetin supplement for several health benefits such as;
1. Preventing Infection
2. Boost immunity
3. Reduce inflammation
4. Combat allergies
5. Aid exercise performance
6. Maintain general health