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Quercetin Science



Quercetin is a flavonoid antioxidant found in many plants as well as some fruits and vegetables. It plays an important role in the inhibition of enzymes involved in free radical production and can potentially be used for the prevention and alleviation of conditions that are associated with oxidative stress.

In addition to the many health benefits of quercetin, it offers performance benefits that you can experience. An extremely unique power of quercetin is that it improves the key part of your muscle that generates energy- this occurs at the mitochondrial level of the cell. Mitochondria are sometimes described as "cellular power plants" because they generate most of the cell's supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used as a source of energy.

"Resulting from quercetin's role in providing increased energy by your cells, meta-analysis studies have demonstrated a 3% increase in performance in both trained and untrained subjects. 3% is a highly significant level of improvement whether you are a weekend warrior or a world-class athlete.”

--Dr. David Nieman, Director, Human Performance Lab - North Carolina Research Center

Read Dr. Nieman’s review paper which focuses on quercetin’s effect on exercise performance. Click here.

Quercegen, the makers of Q-Force, discovered and patented a formulation with quercetin, specific vitamins and other nutritional compounds called QB3C™, which promotes better absorption of quercetin in plasma with a longer half-life and has been extensively tested in randomized clinical trials.

Quercetin is found in small amounts in many “superfoods”. See the Top 10 Sources of quercetin in everyday foods.