Saturday, February 10, 2007

Quercetin is supposed to reduce susceptibility to viral illness, according to this article, but the article is interesting also in what it chooses to omit. The research was conducted to find out how quercetin affects people who are under great physical stress. It was funded by the Department of Defense, and it may have military applications. I guess that’s ok. It probably doesn’t matter, and besides we all want healthy soldiers, don’t we? The good news for civilians like us is, of course, that quercetin may protect against viruses, although it’s a little more complicated than that, and the test subjects were able to remain mentally alert and healthy even after being subjected to exercise that brought them to the point of exhaustion. Quercetin is found in foods like red wine, red apples, green tea and broccoli, as well as in supplements like the one from Source Naturals.

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