Optimized Quercetin is a novel bioflavonoid antioxidant/antiviral for use in the treatment of Hepatitis C as well as allergies.
Bottle Content: 60 Capsules
Ingredients: 250 mg Quercetin Dihydrate from food sources, 30 mg Vitamin C from Camu Camu Berry, and 150 mg Camu Camu Berry Extract.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (for the vegi-cap), silica, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin
Dosage and Use: 2 caps 2 or 3 times daily.
Time of Day: With meals
Quantity Needed for One-Month Supply: Depends on dosage. 2 or 3 bottles at the dosage recommended on this page.
Cautions: Contains corn.
What it Does/How it Works:
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid with antioxidant capabilities which has generally been used in the treatment of allergies as well as to promote enhanced cardiovascular health.
Researchers set out to identify cellular factors that allowed the Hepatitis C virus to replicate. They found two different heat shock proteins: HSP 40 & 70. They further worked out that quercetin inhibits the synthesis of these proteins and in the test tube blocks viral reproduction effectively. (These researchers, led by Samuel French, will launch Phase 1 clinical studies with Hepatitis C patients with genotype 1).
Cellular proteins cannot mutate like viral proteins, making viral resistance to quercetin unlikely.