What It Is: A group of more than 4,000 naturally occurring phenolic compounds, found mainly in fruits and vegetables. In food, bioflavonoids keep vitamin C from oxidizing. They do the same in the human body.
Useful For: Rebuilding connective tissue, overcoming oxidative stress.*
How It Works: Bioflavonoids restore electrons to antioxidants. Almost everything in the body requires electrons, so if there’s something that conserves them it’s a good thing. Through this process, bioflavonoids keep vitamin C from being oxidized by helping to maintain vitamin C in its reduced state. Vitamin C needs to be kept in the reduced state in order to guarantee completion of hydroxylation, which is necessary for a successful detoxification program.
What To Look For: A bioflavonoid supplement should have at least 500 mg. bioflavonoid from a citrus source. Other sources are fine, as long as this minimum is met. This product has 525 mg: 375 from citrus bioflavonoid, and 150 mg from rutin, also a citrus flavonoid.)
Bioflavonoids sold combined with vitamin C usually only have a trace of bioflavonoid, and are not good choices. It’s best to buy bioflavonoid and vitamin C separately.
*Supplement comments from Sam’s studies are provided for background information only. He never recommended a particular supplement without extensively evaluating a client’s individual blood chemistry results and health history, and worked with their physicians as necessary. Always consult your health provider when choosing to use a particular supplement.
Each capsule contains 500 mg quercitin, 375 mg citrus bioflavonoid complex, 150 mg rutin
Other ingredients: vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water) and L-leucine
*No statement made on this site should be construed as constituting a health claim that particular foods, food supplements, or brand name products may alone provide a cure. Each recommendation is intended for use as adjunct, nutritional support to conventional health practice. Statements made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.