Bioflavonoids, also known as flavonoids, are polyphenolic plant-derived compounds. They are consumed in your diet through the plants in which they occur. Commonly used in supplements and medicines, bioflavonoids can be found in citrus fruits and blackcurrants.
What are the sources of Bioflavonoids?
The pulp and white core that runs through the central part of citrus fruits, lemons, limes, cherries, grapes, oranges and green peppers is where bioflavonoids can be sourced. Quercetin is a highly concentrated form that can be sourced from citrus fruits, red and yellow onions, as well as broccoli.
Red bell peppers, sweet peppers, strawberries, grapefruit, Brussel sprouts and tropical fruits such as mangoes and papayas also contain bioflavonoids. Garlic, spinach and teas such as green tea also are rich in bioflavonoids.
How do they assist our bodies?
Bioflavonoids help to assist and enhance the action of vitamin C within your body. They are also helpful because they support your blood circulation and are an antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect against free radical damage, which are toxins in your body that can damage healthy cells, and lead to further health problems.
Bioflavonoids can be used to treat allergies and viruses. These key nutrients have been shown to assist and increase your immune system activation, helping you to stay healthy.
Why should we supplement our nutrition with Bioflavonoids at age 50 plus?
Bioflavonoids can help with those who suffer from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. They are ‘super antioxidants’ which means that they can help to reduce infection, inflammation and fight off nasty viruses.
As you get older, your body becomes weaker in its defence. So, by supplementing with a super antioxidant, you are helping to build your defence up against nasty bugs and viruses, as well as offer relief against some chronic conditions. They can also be a great defence against some cancers and cardiovascular conditions. They can also support a healthy and longer life, with better quality.
They can help to relieve the discomfort of hot flushes, and increase vaginal fluids.