What Are Bioflavonoids?

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Bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants that are essential for the absorption of Vitamin C in the body. They have many health benefits for you to enjoy but in order to get them they must be consumed through the diet as the body does not produce Bioflavonoids on its own. The strongest bioflave supplement is Quercetin, an isolated form of blue green algae. To assist the body in bioavailability and absorption take your bioflaves with Bromelian (an enzyme from pineapple stems) and Rutin (another Bioflavonoid). Always take your bioflaves and Vitamin C together. Nowadays you’ll usually find them together as one supplement.

The Roll of Antioxidants

The rolls of antioxidants in the body are to terminate free radicals that cause cellular damage. The top scavengers of free radicals are Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, Vitamin E and Beta-carotene.

Bioflavonoids Help and Assist with the Following:

  •  Increases endurance and improves athletic performance
  • Stimulates bile production assists digestion
  • Prevents atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries)
  • Controls bruising and internal bleeding
  • Increased capillary and vein strength
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Protects connective tissue
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Fight infections
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Prevention of cancer
  • Viral infections
  • Prostate health
  • Schizophrenia
  • Heart Disease
  • Gout

A List of the Food Sources of Bioflavonoids:

  • Hot yellow and green peppers
  • Leafy greens such as kale
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Rinds of fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Buckwheat
  • Red onion
  • Bee pollen
  • Apricots
  • Broccoli
  • Cilantro
  • Cherries
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Ginger

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.

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