SYNERGISTIC QUERCETIN SUPPLEMENT
Seasonal allergies usually occur when plants release pollen particles into the air. The immune system of people allergic to pollen sees these particles as invaders and releases chemicals, such as histamine, into the bloodstream to defend against them, and this causes allergy symptoms. Fortunately, some micronutrients such as quercetin or bromelain can help mitigate allergic reactions and others such as vitamin C can help boost the immune system.*
The key to our supplement is quercetin. Known as the ""master flavonoid"" and is famous for its powerful antioxidants. We have also added bromelain, a group of enzymes found in the fruits and stems of the pineapple plant, as studies have shown the beneficial effects of the combination. We have also added natural vitamin C from acerola, which boosts the immune system and contributes to the bioavailability of the ingredients, as well as elderberry fruit extract with 17% polyphenols. Of course, it is vegan and free of any additives.
With an allergy, the immune system 'overreacts' to substances (allergens) that are actually harmless, such as plant pollen or certain foods. The symptoms are sometimes mild, but can also be very distressing and restrict daily life. There are different ways to treat an allergy. Some allergy triggers can be avoided - others cannot. Typical allergy triggers are pollen, house dust mites, moulds, or food. Allergic reactions most commonly occur in the respiratory tract, skin and mucous membranes. Symptoms usually appear immediately after contact, but can also take days to show.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) found in many plants and foods such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples and berries. Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes extracted from the pineapple fruit or stem.
- Flies are responsible for pollinating the flowers. Elderberry can self-pollinate when cross-pollination is not possible (elderberry produces flowers that contain both male and female reproductive organs).
- The vitamin C content of acerola is up to twenty times higher than that of oranges. During the Second World War, acerola seedlings were distributed for the Victory Gardens because of their high vitamin C content.