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Quercetin has the ability to protect the human body from numerous health complications which can lead to an array of diseases. Our maximum strength formula provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential in the body. Have you ever wondered what makes “superfoods” super? Or what key ingredient superfoods like red wine, green tea, kale, or blueberries have in common? It's Quercetin. A natural compound for better longevity, heart health, anti-cancer properties, endurance, immune system, and so much more. There isn’t much this powerful antioxidant can’t do, especially when combined with the benefits of Bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme, and Vitamin C, for better absorption.
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Nearly 90% of supplements n the market have excipients, but we don't! Mirac is a powerful nutraceutical scientifically formulated for inflammation associated with injuries, allergies, joint pain, and immune system health. Nutraceutical combines the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” and is defined as a food product that provides health and medical benefits. We use high grade, GMP certified, lab-tested ingredients with 100% pure manufacturing process. No fillers, no artificial colors, no binders, no excipients, and no magnesium stearate, making Mirac more potent and more effective.
Quercetin + Bromelain + Vitamin C
What Will Quercetin Do For Me?
The Importance of Quercetin - A Bioactive Flavonoid
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables such as elderberries, red and white onions, cranberries, kale, blueberries, and red apples. Nature provides fruits and vegetables with different micro-nutrients that protect plants from sun damage and in turn pass that protection on to us. Quercetin is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants play an important role in fighting free radical cell damage, the effects of aging, and inflammation. Quercetin dihydrate, the form used in Mirac, is a more effective and highly concentrated form of the compound. Quercetin serves a variety of important health benefits and has been used successfully for its cholesterol-lowering, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits for cardiovascular complications, degenerative brain disorders, diabetes, and chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and asthma. This bioactive flavonoid is a primary tool for immune health.
Fights Free Radical Cell Damage
Quercetin is a potent antioxidant. More powerful than vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta carotene. Antioxidants have the ability to bind to and neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cellular damage when their numbers become too high. Damage caused by free radicals is linked to aging and numerous chronic conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. As the body ages, it loses its ability to fight the effects of free radicals. The result is more free radicals, more oxidative stress, and more damage to cells. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that helps keep free radicals in check by preventing free radicals from taking electrons and causing damage.
Quercetin helps slow the aging progress by lessening the effects of oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress takes place in all of us but is increased by a poor diet, high stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to chemical toxins. Quercetin plays a role in regulating the immune system’s response to outside stressors through cell signaling pathways called kinases and phosphatases, two types of enzyme and membrane proteins needed for proper cellular function. The Role of Quercetin, Flavonols and Flavones in Modulating Inflammatory Cell Function
Quercetin has antibacterial properties to inhibit bacterial infections. David Rakel, M.D. writes in his book "Integrative Medicine," Infections cause inflammation by activating your immune system, and inflammation is a part of any immune reaction. Because of its antibacterial effects, Quercetin helps reduce both infection and inflammation.
Help Prevent Neurological Disease
Quercetin may help to prevent neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Oxidative stress contributes to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance of free radicals in the body. The antioxidant properties of quercetin may help fight free radicals. Research on rats showed that quercetin could protect against oxidative stress. It also showed quercetin could protect against the toxic effect of certain metals on the nervous system. Mechanisms of Neuroprotection by Quercetin: Counteracting Oxidative Stress and More
Reducing The Risk of Heart Disease
Diet plays an essential role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and strokes. Because fruit and vegetables contain flavonoids, eating more of them can reduce the risk of these diseases. Because of Quercetin's ability to lower inflammation and oxidative stress, quercetin seems to be beneficial for people with heart and blood vessel-related disorders.
Flavonoids, (aka bioflavonoids) including quercetin, are important anti-inflammatories because they act as antioxidants, which means they literally fight the natural process of “oxidation” that takes place over time as we age. Quercetin can help stop damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which negatively impact how cells work, including damaging cell membranes, increasing cell mutations, and causing healthy cells to die. Research shows that inflammation is the root of most diseases, including heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline, some mental disorders, and autoimmune states. Quercetin has been used to reduce inflammation in prostate conditions for its anti-inflammatory and anti-testosterone effects, according to Jeannette Potts, M.D., in her book "Genitourinary Pain and Inflammation: Diagnosis and Management." The antioxidant decreases levels of inflammatory prostaglandins and increases levels of prostatic endorphins, natural pain-relieving molecules. Potts recommends Quercetin doses of 500mg twice per day combined with the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain.
A lifetime of unprotected sun exposure can damage the eyes as well as the skin. It happens so gradually that many people aren't aware they're developing cataracts. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, particularly the burning UVB rays, damage proteins in the lens of the eye, causing them to clump together into a whitish cloud. Cigarette smoking and a deficiency in antioxidant vitamins are other major causes of cataracts. Research indicates that Quercetin blocks an enzyme that leads to the accumulation of sorbitol, a type of sugar that contributes to cataract formation.
Quercetin prevented the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, COPD, in a study conducted at the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan. In the study, researchers gave laboratory animals 0.5 milligrams per day for 10 days and noted improved lung elasticity, decreased oxidation and decreased inflammation. Quercitin also decreased levels of tissue-damaging enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases. The study was published in the September 2010 issue of the journal "Respiratory Research."
Side Effects and Warnings
Side effects of Quercetin are rare but may include headache or upset stomach, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Avoid Quercetin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have kidney disease. Quercetin can interfere with some prescription drugs. Consult your doctor before using Quercetin with your current medications.
What Will Bromelain Do For Me?
The importance of Bromelain
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme that is extracted from the stem of the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus). It is a very effective natural anti-inflammatory used in treating inflammation, tendinitis, arthritis, swelling, and pain related to muscle injuries, joint pain, tissue damage, sports injury, and bruising. Bromelain is recommended as a therapeutic approach for inflammation and autoimmune states. Bromelain is used to promote healing from tissue damage, post-surgery, bruising, arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, angina pectoris, bronchitis, sinusitis, physical trauma, and to slow blood clotting. Bromelain is thought to decrease bruising by breaking down proteins that trap fluids in the tissues after an injury. Bromelain also possesses some anti-cancerous activities and has been shown to relieve rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, and various cardiovascular disorders. Also for symptoms related to hay fever, gout, ulcerative colitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Bromelain is considerably absorbable in the body without losing its proteolytic activity. Central and South American natives have used this remedy for centuries.
A clinical trial involving boxers on the effects of Bromelain to reduce face and upper body bruises was compared to a placebo. In the clinical trial, 74 boxers received Bromelain and 72 boxers were given a placebo. Only 10 boxers taking the placebo lost all signs of bruising within 4 days, as compared to 58 boxers in the group taking Bromelain. Published in the August 1969 issue of "Practitioner."
Bromelain has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. This enzyme is well absorbed in the body and has no major side effects even after prolonged use. Bromelain can be used as an effective health supplement to benefit the immune system, protect the body, and promote healing for inflammation and injuries. Bromelain’s effects on fat cells are also under investigation, with promising preliminary evidence.
Side Effects and Warnings
People taking antibiotics, medications, or herbal supplements that slow blood clotting should consult their physician before taking Bromelain. Some people are allergic to pineapple and may develop hives and itching when taking Bromelain. Discontinue use if this occurs. Those scheduled for surgery should discontinue use of Bromelain two weeks prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding. Taking Bromelain a few days after surgery, (under doctor approval) will help reduce swelling and discomfort and promote healing.
What Will Vitamin C Do For Me?
Vitamin C benefits your immune system, helps in the absorption of other nutrients, and plays an important role in your body’s ability to fight off colds and viruses. Regular consumption helps to improve memory, promote a healthy heart, and can even reduce the signs of aging. Vitamin C is needed for a variety of vital bodily functions such as maintaining the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C is helpful in protecting your body from cell damage.
Vitamin C Benefits
Repair and maintain teeth and bones
Slow and prevent cell damage
Maintain healthy body tissues
Boosts immune system
Helps absorb iron from plant foods
Decreases severity and duration of colds
Fights free radical damage
Builds collagen needed to bind bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments together
Builds and maintains blood vessels
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, it cannot be absorbed by fat. This means that the body cannot store Vitamin C for an extended period of time. To stay healthy, the body must ingest vitamin C on a daily basis to maintain the necessary supply. Any extra Vitamin C is removed by the kidneys and passes out of the body through the urine. Low levels of Vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy can cause symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss. Many people do not get enough Vitamin C. An estimated 25 percent of Americans are marginally or severely deficient in Vitamin C. This is due to diet, smoking, age, and caffeine consumption. Coffee can actually lower the amount of Vitamin C available to the body. Over time, this can result in serious health problems.
Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency
Slow wound healing
Dry and splitting hair
Rough, dry, scaly skin
Weakened immune system