Quercetin (once known at Vitamin P) is a pigment that belongs to a group of plant pigments (which is also known as bioflavonoids) commonly found in fruits, plants and vegetables. The pigment itself cannot be made within the human body but can be ingested through a range of foods and drinks.
Quercetin is a supplement with an array of health benefits such as antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It can be found in lots of food and drinks such as red onions, grapes, berries, tomatoes, black tea, broccoli and kale.
Studies have found that quercetin is powerful enough to elucidate the mechanisms of cancer due to its estrogenic activity. Likewise, when given to a range of autistic children (with food), it was found that quercetin had the ability to improve adaptive functioning and behaviour.
To further explain the benefits, as quercetin has antioxidant properties, it can protect the body to fight free radicals. This includes the likes of greenhouse gases, pollution and cigarette smoke. It is also ideal for those suffering from hayfever and those with a range of asthmatic issues.
It has been said that quercetin is the most prevalent flavonoid in the human diet, consuming around 10 to 100mg of it on a daily basis.
Likewise, Vitamin C is powerful for a multitude of reasons as it stimulates tissue growth, healthy gums, energy-yielding metabolism, high blood pressure and heart disease.
So together, Quercetin and Vitamin C work to maintain proper immune balance. Although both are very powerful on their own, when combined they provide superior support for the immune system, especially for those with seasonal discomfort.