Quercetin with Bromelain is a complex made with natural ingredients to support your seasonal immune system function and provide antioxidant support. However, that’s not all this supplement does.
Allergies stem from your body’s hypersensitivity or overreaction to something you inhaled, ingested, or touched.
Today, we’ll take a look at 5 uses of Quercetin-Bromelain Complex and key ways in which this dietary supplement modulates your immune response, protects your gastrointestinal tract, and helps you to control your allergies.
What to Expect From Flavonoids (Quercetin)
The flavonoid quercetin is a phytochemical which means it’s found in nature . Since we can’t make it on our own we have to get it from the foods we eat. The table below looks at a few of these foods.
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Of all the flavonoids, quercetin is one of the most commonly found and most useful. It is adept at:
- Reducing oxidative stress
- Inhibiting Inflammation
- Protecting the gastrointestinal tract
This in turn helps your body to maintain a balanced immune system, protect its metabolic activity (along with involved cell structures), and provide additional allergy support by stabilizing histamine production.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these uses and learn why quercetin is such a valuable ingredient in dietary supplements (including the complex Quercetin with Bromelain).
1 – Reduce Oxidative Stress
Chemical reactions are going on in your body all the time. You need them to digest food, fuel your body and create new cells. After each reaction, an unstable, yet highly reactive molecule may be left behind. This is referred to as a naturally occurring free radical .
Free radicals cause oxidative damage or deterioration. Your body contains antioxidants that can protect your cells from this type of damage but environmental challenges such as pollution, sun exposure, and stress can cause your body to become overwhelmed.
This state of excess is often referred to as oxidative stress and it erodes the lipid bilayer of the digestive tract. Simply Nutrients’ Quercetin with Bromelain offers very powerful antioxidant protection.
How does this benefit your allergies?
The cells in your lipid bilayer are asymmetrical and when they die they lose their asymmetry, triggering an immune response. By protecting these cells from oxidation this response is inhibited which promotes a more balanced immune system response to allergens .
Remember allergies are just an overreaction of your immune response to a substance you are sensitive to (allergens).
This is one of many benefits of quercetin supplementation. It can also tackle long-term illnesses such as arthritis, asthma, and sinusitis, all of which are heavily linked to inflammation.
2 – Inhibit Inflammation
Inflammation is an immune response to irritants, injuries, or infections. Your body releases antibodies and increases blood flow to the affected area in an attempt to heal it.
When this response lingers for longer than is necessary it causes chronic inflammation, which produces negative effects throughout your body. Fatigue, depression, and weight gain are all signs of chronic inflammation.
Regulators such as NLRP3 are used to activate this response in your body. Quercetin suppresses inflammatory regulators (NLRP3), giving it a reputation for anti-inflammatory properties .
Asthma is long-term inflammation of your lung’s airways. Exposure to airborne antigens or irritants triggers an allergic reaction (overactive immune response) disrupting normal respiratory function.
Sinusitis is inflammation of the mucus membranes and rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Douglas Lab’s Quercetin with Bromelain does not only suppress inflammatory regulators but also inhibits the release of inflammatory compounds.
If you are already experiencing a reaction, this complementary combination of Quercetin with Bromelain can help naturally relieve your symptoms. Remember to always consult your physician to ensure this dietary supplement is right for you.
It’s important to note that the cells lining your intestines are at an increased risk of damage due to the lower (acidic) pH levels that exist in and around your stomach. This is where Quercetin works well to protect your gastrointestinal tract.
3 – Protect the Gastrointestinal Tract
Quercetin with Bromelain protects the gastrointestinal tract in two main ways — reducing contact with acid and preventing diarrhea.
Due to the acidic environment in and around your gut, gastric cells produce a layer of mucus to protect themselves from direct contact with stomach acid. Were this not avoided, lesions (inflammation) can occur leading to infection.
With the complex of Quercetin with Bromelain offered by Simply Nutrients, gastric cells are prompted to produce more mucus. This keeps the gastric lining and surrounding membranes intact, protecting your gut.
Keeping these structures intact also stops your system from becoming overworked. This can occur due to a constant demand for protective materials.
This process is very important when it comes to our allergic response to the things we eat. Your stomach lining and lipid bilayer trap antigens and stops them from crossing further into your system.
Once functional, these can reduce adverse allergic reactions by making it easier for your white cells to target and destroy allergens.
What role does Bromelain play in this complex dietary supplement? Let’s take a look at the role of enzymes.
What to Expect From Enzymes (Bromelain)
Enzymes are biological catalysts and bromelain is no exception — it is derived from the flesh, juice, and skin of pineapples. This particular enzyme is adept for healthy digestion for three main reasons.
- It breaks down the proteins in the foods we eat
- Helps amino acid absorption
- Supports nutrient absorption
You can think of Bromelain as a traffic warden. It’s mainly responsible for directing traffic and (by its activity) can provide or disrupt entry for any type of substance, including those that can cause an allergic reaction.
Let’s take a closer look at how Simplye Nutrients’ quercetin with bromelain takes on unsuspecting allergens, protecting sensitive stomachs.
4 – Stop Allergen Progression
Your gut lining is semi-permeable, this means that only select substances are allowed to pass through it. Gasses, water, and nutrients are allowed past the wall and into the bloodstream.
Substances such as toxins and bacteria are prevented from passing through to the intestines or making their way into your bloodstream. This defensive mechanism is enhanced by the action of bromelain .
Quercetin with Bromelain can break down macromolecular protein complexes (since it is an enzyme). This reduces the chance of antigens leaving the stomach in its original (untouched) form.
In its smaller parts, irritants are less likely to induce a vigorous immune response. Quercetin can even promote normal respiratory function and reduce sinus issues due to its antioxidant capacity as a botanical extract.
5 – Support Nutrient Absorption
The ability of enzymes to break through macromolecular complexes (molecular chains) makes them powerful support in the normal digestive process. Proteins (and other macronutrients such as carbs) cannot be absorbed in their untouched form.
They are acted on multiple times and brought down to their individual molecules before they can enter the bloodstream and be used to fuel or repair the body . Bromelain is protein specific which means it takes a direct role in turning proteins into individual amino acids.
In this way Simply Nutrients’ Quercetin with Bromelain acts as a natural supplement to not only support and protect the digestive tract but modulate the immune response. It’s an excellent choice for your seasonal comfort since this complex has a long history of proven efficiency .
The Quercetin With Bromelain Bottom Line
The natural botanical effects of Quercetin with Bromelain provides anti-inflammatory benefits and used in harmony with the direction given by your physician can result in year-round respiratory health, a stronger gut, and better management of your response to environmental challenges.
Quercetin with Bromelain isn’t the only dietary supplement Simply Nutrients provides to help you manage the immune and digestive systems of you and your family. D-Hist and D-Hist Junior are also adept at supporting nasal and sinus passageways for natural allergy relief for both adults and children.
Find these and more in our allergy and sinus collection.
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