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.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS – EACH CAPLET CONTAINS:
Quercetin (derived from the flower of Sophora japonica) 400 mg
Bromelain, 2000 GDU1 / gram 100 mg (3 000 000 FCC PU2) (derived from the stem of pineapple, Ananas comosus)
1 Gelatin Digesting Unit
2 Food Chemicals Codex Papain Unit
Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate
How to Use
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 1 to 2 caplets per day with meals and a glass of water.
DURATION OF USE: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one month.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; have gastrointestinal lesions / ulcers, are taking anticoagulant agents, anti-inflammatory agents or antibiotics; or before having surgery. Hypersensitivity / allergy has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use (and consult a health care practitioner).
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