Research suggests that nettle’s actions, which support a balanced inflammatory response, are attributed to its ability to interrupt the production and actions of inflammation-producing cytokines, prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Helpful for preventing a cytokine storm.**
Quercetin + Nettles might sound like the name of a country music band, but it’s one of the powerhouse duos that cutting-edge research is showing can have powerful effects on building up the immune system and lowering the inflammatory response to an illness.
Quercetin is considered “king of the flavonoids” due to its amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. It’s found in many superfoods like red onions, apples, olive oil, dark berries and grapes, and certain herbs like cilantro, dill and watercress–it provides the deep color in these foods. Quercetin is known to work toward inhibiting the flu and other viruses; current trials are underway for to see if it can do the same for COVID 19, and they’re looking promising. Some estimates place quercetin as containing some 500 times the amount of antioxidant value as most vitamins.
Stinging Nettle, or nettles, has been used throughout history, in places like ancient Greece and Egypt, for a variety of benefits. It contains a high amount of vitamin C and iron, and is traditionally used to support the immune system, specifically respiratory and joint health.
Both compounds are natural antihistamines and support the body’s inflammatory response. They both help prevent something called the cytokine storm, which is more dangerous that a virus itself. When the body identifies foreign microorganisms (essentially an infection), it sends out too many antibodies at once, thus pooling and forming a “storm.” They overwhelm the infection site and can cause serious damage or death. For instance, antibodies addressing an infection in the respiratory system can actually block airways, causing suffocation.
Also used as a great supplement to combat allergies, this combination aids in the body’s natural ability to lower inflammation levels and boost the immune system safely.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take three capsules per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.