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Quercetin Update

A study by the University of South Carolina published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that quercetin taken as a daily supplement improves your endurance even if you don’t exercise!  

Individuals in the study who took quercetin experienced a 13.2 percent increase in their performance and a 3.9 percent increase in VO2 max.  If you’re a tennis player, cyclist, or competitive athlete, just imagine what a 13 percent increase in performance would do. It can even help you to have plenty of energy to get through the work day, a weekend with the kids, or a home improvement project. 

Quercetin can help average adults battle fatigue and stress daily. It also reduces susceptibility to the flu. It protects your brain from oxidative stress which is associated with Alzheimer’s.  It may lead to prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity. It also is being looked at for cancer prevention, allergies, and childhood asthma.

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Quercetin increases VO2max & endurance capacity

Int J Sports Nutr Exerc Metab. 2010 Feb;20(1):56-62 Davis JM, et al
“Quercetin , a natural polyphenolic flavinoid substance present in a variety of food plants, has been shown in vitro and in animal studies to have widespread health and performance benefits resulting from a combination of biological properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, as well as the ability to increase mitochondrial biogenesis”
Seven days of quercetin feedings associated with a modest increase in VO2max (3.9% vs placebo) along with a substantial (13.2%) increase in bicycle ride time to fatigue.
500 mg is supplied in AngioNOX by XYMOGEN.

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