Quercetin-Bromelain Complex, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is a unique formulation of quercetin, buffered vitamin C, and bromelain. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that has excellent antioxidant activity. Magnesium ascorbate is a buffered form of vitamin C, a key antioxidant, which synergistically supports the quercetin activity. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme purified from pineapple, which is active and stable at the acidic levels found in the stomach.
Quercetin reduces the immune response to allergens. Quercetin inhibits the IgE-mediated allergic mediator release from mast cells as well as IgG-mediated histamine release. Quercetin is a potent inhibitor of the lipoxygenase that metabolizes arachidonic acid, which is the first step towards proinflammatory arachidonic acid metabolites. Thus, quercetin with the assistance of vitamin C in the gastrointestinal tract helps protect against gastric lesionsthat permit highly antigenic proteins, antigenic compounds and/or infective agentsfrom passing into the body. In addition it prevents the release of components of the allergic inflammation response.
Bromelain is a supportive nutrient in helping prevent allergensfrom crossing the gastrointestinal tract. Bromelain assists in the breakdown of large macromolecular protein complexes. This reduces the chance that these complexes will leave the stomach untouched or in large fractions retaining their recognizable antigenic form that could pass through these gastric lesions inducing an allergenic response. Quercetin, vitamin C and bromelain are all dietary nutrientsthat help support the immune system. They inhibit the absorption of substances into the body that may induce the allergic response. In addition quercetin is used by the body to help reduce the allergic immune response in the intestinal tract, possibly providing nutritional support to normal inflammation processes.
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin C (as magnesium ascorbate) 200mg
Magnesium (as magnesium ascorbate) 13mg
Bromelain (2,000 GDU per gram) 100mg
Other Ingredients: cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica and ethylcellulose.
Recommended Use: Adults: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 8 tablets daily between meals or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Warnings: If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children
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