Quercetin, an antioxidant widely found in plant foods, has been studied particularly for its antihistamine and antiviral properties. Bromelain, when in combination with quercetin, helps to improve its absorption.
Organika features the unique combination of quercetin and bromelain – two key ingredients that work synergistically together.
Quercetin functions on an antioxidant level to reduce damage and irritation caused by free radicals while suppressing your histamine response – the body’s reaction to allergens. Bromelain functions on an enzymatic and protein level by limiting the action of metabolites and neutrophils in the inflammatory process. It also assists in increasing your body’s absorption and utilization of quercetin, which makes this combination so effective.
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid widely found in plant foods and particularly high in red onions and kale, has been studied particularly for its antiviral properties. It’s also essential for vitamin C absorption. It acts as an antioxidant, an antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory.
When the body comes in contact with an allergen, the immune system responds. Mast cells, a type of immune cell, release histamine and other immune substances. This can cause allergic symptoms such as runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Quercetin stabilizes the membranes of these mast cells, decreasing the allergic symptoms.
Bromelain is a naturally-occurring enzyme found in the stem of pineapples. In addition to being used as a protein digestive aid, the enzymes in bromelain inhibit inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins. Bromelain has been shown to decrease inflammation in conditions such as arthritis and sinusitis. As well, bromelain, when in combination with quercetin, helps to improve its absorption.