Quercetin is a much researched and respected flavanoid. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) helps convert food into energy and is essential for the normal functioning of the adrenal glands.
Bromelain is a natural extract from pineapple stem.
Quercetin has incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-histamine properties. Additionally, Quercetin can help strengthen capillary walls, which can in turn help with spider veins, varicose veins, haemorrhaging and bruising. They are very anti-inflammatory - They can deactivate enzymes that produce the inflammation.
Anti- Inflammatory properties - There are a number of ways in which this is achieved; inhibition of mast cells and basophil degranulation, neutrophil and monocyte lysomal secretion, prostaglandin formation (particularly leukotrienes), and lipid peroxidation. Leukotrienes promote inflammation by causing vaso-constriction, which can then lead to vascular permeability and broncho-constriction.
Anti-Arthritic (Osteo- and Rheumatoid) - As well as reducing leukotrienes, Quercetin is also beneficial due to its anti-oxidant properties helping stabilise collagen, the material needed by the body to maintain healthy joint tissue.
Anti-Oxidant - Studies have revealed Quercetin can help prevent the production of free radicals.
Anti-Allergic - Quercetin inhibits the manufacture and release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators which bring such discomfort to so many of us.
Anti-Viral - Studies have shown Quercetin can help in reducing the infectious nature of some RNA and DNA viruses, such as herpes, polio and Epstein-Barr, by inhibiting their ability to replicate. This is why Quercetin is likely to be of help fighting the common cold.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid):
Originating from the Greek pantos, meaning everywhere, Vitamin B5 is found in virtually every food in varying quantities. It has a key role to play in energy release from foods we consume, it also helps with healthy growth and production of anti-bodies to help us fight off infections.
Energy - This vitamin is key in converting food into energy and is essential for the normal function of the adrenal glands.
Anti-Stress - Vitamin B5 provides key nourishment for the adrenals, in particular to create glucocorticoids - Used in regulating the metabolism of glucose.
Memory - It is vital for making the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and is thought to boost memory.
Arthritis - As the adrenal glands are involved in the release of cortisone, the body's natural anti-inflammatory hormone, if they are well nourished, this will be done much more efficiently. B5 has also been found to reduce pain and stiffness levels in rheumatoid arthritis.
One vegetarian capsule provides:
Quercetin - 200mg
Vitamin B5 (d-Ca pantothenate) - 200mg
Bromelain - 25mg
Magnesium ascorbate providing: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 18.8mg/Magnesium 1.2mg - 20mg
In a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry