Info: 120 Veg. Capsules
Quercetin is a naturally occurring bioflavonoid (found in some berries, vegetables (onions) or green tea, for example) which acts as an anti-inflammatory to help sustain a balanced immune response, support healthy histamine levels, and reduce seasonal allergies by counteracting the protein complex NF-kB (which plays a key role in regulating the immune response to infection). It is from a non-citrus source here, making it quite suitable for persons with allergies to those fruits. Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple stems, also supports healthy immune system function, and enhances the absorption of the Quercetin. It's also been discovered they can help relieve the pain of nonbacterial chronic prostatitis, especially in combination.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) may afflict over 6% of men, at some point (even as teenagers); it's characterised by pelvic or perineal pain lasting over 3 months, without evidence of urinary tract infection. Quercetin is one of the few effective therapies for that, and Bromelain increases its effectiveness.
- Kimata M, Shichijo M, Miura T, et al. "Effects of luteolin, quercetin and baicalein on immunoglobulin E-mediated mediator release from human cultured mast cells." Clin Exp Allergy. 2000 Apr;30(4):501-8.
- Shoskes DA, Zeitlin SI, Shahed A, Rajfer J (1999). "Quercetin in men with category III chronic prostatitis: a preliminary prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial". Urology 54 (6): 960–3.
Each capsule contains:
Quercetin (as Quercetin Dihydrate): 400 mg
Bromelain (Ananas comosus) (pineapple stem & fruit)(198 GDU*): 82.5 mg
* GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units): a measure of proteolytic (protein digesting) activity.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Rice Flour, Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica.
Citrus Free. Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily, with meals. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to pineapple. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure, if you are taking antiplatelet / anticoagulant medications or quinolone antibiotics or if you are allergic to bee products or if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers, are taking anti-inflammatory agents or before having surgery. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Cross-allergenicity may also occur with members of the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache and tingling of the extremities are known to occur; in which case, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80039849.