Desert Harvest Quercetin (90 Capsules)
Quercetin belongs to a class of antioxidants called flavonoids that give fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Flavonoids support capillary wall stability and healthy collagen development, balance immune response, and provide cardiovascular protection by reducing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
There are high levels of quercetin in foods such as tomatoes, peppers, apples, berries and citrus fruits; however, many interstitial cystitis sufferers avoid these foods and therefore don’t get as much dietary quercetin as they should. This is unfortunate, because quercetin decreases production of the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that cause systemic inflammation – in other words it is an anti-inflammatory agent! It has also been shown to inhibit the release of histamine and other immune mediators, so it is widely used by allergy sufferers. Antihistamine medications are often prescribed by doctors to treat IC/BPS and nonbacterial prostatitis. You will find quercetin, among other ingredients, in Cysta-Q (a brand of Farr Laboratories) and in CystoProtek (a brand from Algonot), both studied in the treatment of IC with successful results. Research published in the European Journal of Pharmacology showed that Quercetin might also prevent bone loss.
This supplement from Desert Harvest facilitates increased quercetin intake without the urinary or stomach distress that some people experience with quercetin-containing foods. It is IC-friendly and easy on the stomach, with added organic aloe vera which may aid absorption.
Free from gluten, common allergens, preservatives and GMO ingredients. Kosher certified; suitable for vegetarians and vegans. ISO 9000 compliant. Suitable for interstitial cystitis sufferers.
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules twice a day, with meals or as directed by a qualified healthcare provider.
Each serving (2 capsules) contains 500 mg of Quercetin (from the saphora plant); 100 mg of organic aloe vera powder; and 3 mg of silicon dioxide (a naturally occurring earth mineral) as a drying agent.
Tiny says: I’ve not used quercetin much myself, but I did write this blog post that contains more information about it!