EBOOST® – Featured Brand

EBOOSTSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Professional Supplement Center now offers EBOOST®, a line of clean, unique formulations designed to energize, replenish and feed overall wellbeing. Founded in 2007, EBOOST® provides premium products that help busy, active individuals power through their day, their exercise routine and all the moments in between. Specific ingredients help to maximize workouts, aid muscle recovery, promote better digestion and provide natural energy through nutrition. Products are manufactured in the USA utilizing high quality ingredients. All are Non-GMO, gluten, soy, lactose, peanut and yeast free, are low in sugar and contain no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or banned substances.

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POW Pre-Workout...POW® Pre-Workout Crusher:  Maximize your workout with POW®, a natural pre-workout powdered effervescent performance enhancer. POW® provides clinically tested ingredients that support muscle strength and endurance, promote healthy circulation during exercise and provide joint flexibility and comfort, as well as steady energy and focus without a jittery feeling. Ingredients include electrolytes, amino acids, 5-HTP and organic beet root juice.  Also available in convenient individual packets. Gluten, soy and artificial ingredient free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

SUPER POWDER Mind...Super Powder™ Mind + Body Energizer: This daily power-up formula provides essential vitamins and minerals, natural caffeine, electrolytes and antioxidants in support of steady energy and focus, hydration and elevated mood. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or an any time energy boost. Flavors include Acai Pomegranate, Pink Lemonade and Orange. Each box includes 20 individual packets. Free of gluten, soy, added sugar and artificial ingredients. Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

SPRUCE Daily Green...SPRUCE® Daily Green Powder: Each serving of antioxidant-rich SPRUCE® green juice powder provides the nutritional goodness of blended juice without the blender. Naturally energizing ingredients include freeze-dried green leafy and cruciferous vegetables, ginger root extract, patented coffee fruit and prebiotic fiber. Green Apple Ginger flavor. Gluten, soy, allergen and artificial ingredient free. Non-GMO vegan formulation.

SHOT Energy plus...SHOT Energy + Vitamins: Formulated to boost focus, elevate mood and support steady energy, SHOT provides vitamins and minerals, natural caffeine from green coffee and green tea, and a coconut water base comprising antioxidant superfruits such as acai, pomegranate and cherry. Gluten, soy and artificial ingredient free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Sunfood™ Superfoods – Featured Brand

Sunfood SuperfoodsSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Sunfood™ Superfoods was born of the belief that diet and nutrition hold the secrets to health, energy and longevity. Since 1995, family operated Sunfood™ has led the charge to discover the science behind the wide ranging powers of diverse, nutritionally rich plant foods to rejuvenate health and wellbeing. Products are manufactured in a 40,000 sf gluten-free facility located in San Diego, California. Sunfood™ partners with farmers worldwide to secure high quality raw materials, as well as support long term, fair-trade sustainable organic farming. Raw materials are held to an exceptionally high standard of acceptance by their internal quality assurance team.

To aid nutrient retention, raw foods are not cooked, baked or roasted but are safely harvested and processed to retain their enzymatic activity and boost nutritional potency without heat or chemicals. Sourced from organic, Non-GMO farms, their non-raw superfoods provide the highest quality superfood nutrition. Packaging is light, moisture and oxygen proof to aid nutrient retention and keep the ingredients fresh and delicious. A superfood is a nutrient-dense, low calorie food that is naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients. Superfoods are considered a natural solution for improved energy, immunity, longevity and overall wellbeing.

Professional Supplement Center now offers these and other products from Sunfood™ Superfoods:

Chlorella TabletsChlorella Tablets: Chlorella tablets are processed from pure, gently dried broken cell wall  chlorella powder that is pressed into tablets without the use of binders, fillers and additives. A detoxifying and alkalizing multifaceted potent superfood, chlorella provides protein and an array of vitamins and minerals. Chlorella is grown indoors in a controlled environment and is tested to ensure purity. Gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan formulation.

Maca PowderMaca Powder: Vitamin and mineral rich maca has been utilized traditionally for centuries to enhance strength and endurance. Sunfood’s raw maca powder is sustainably grown at high elevations untouched by pollution, where it is sundried and low temperature processed to retain the quality of its natural nutrients. Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Organic, kosher, gluten-free vegan formulation.

Organic SupergreensOrganic Supergreens: This dynamic, raw whole-food formula provides 19 vegan, organic and wild-crafted green superfoods. An alkalizing and energizing nutritional blend, Organic Supergreens features grasses, dark leafy vegetables, herbs, algae and sea vegetables, as well as enzymes and a probiotic complex, in support of proper digestive health, immune function and overall wellness. Free of gluten, grains, additives, fillers and preservatives, Non-GMO, USDA Certified Organic, vegan formulation.

The Bioactivities of Quercetin

QuercetinJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

Widely found in fruits and vegetables, phenolic substances known as flavonoids have antioxidant properties shown to mitigate chronic diseases associated with oxidative stress. Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients that possess a wide spectrum of biological activities believed to influence dysregulated disease processes. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables provide thousands of polyphenols linked to prevention of cancer and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Plant foods are the richest source of bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and other healthy compounds that exhibit activity against metabolic and inflammatory disorders.

Technically considered a plant pigment and designated a subclass of flavonoids known as flavonols, quercetin is found largely in red and green plant foods, such as onions, cruciferous vegetables, berries, dark cherries, grapes, tea, apples and citrus fruits. It is known for its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, anti-obesity, antihypertensive, anticholesterolemic and vasodilating effects. Quercetin is one of the most widely used essential nutrients known to help prevent metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Quercetin supports overall heath and healthy aging by inhibiting free radicals that damage cell membranes, negatively affect DNA and RNA, increase cell mutations and cause cell death, all underlying causes of age-related disease.

Inflammation: Inflammation has been found to be a risk in the development of many chronic diseases. While acute inflammation is a vital part of the immune system’s response to trauma, injury or infection, low level chronic inflammation can result in autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as a host of other often serious diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, cognitive impairment and cancer. Studies have shown that quercetin metabolites have potent biopotential to inhibit inflammatory mediators behind the development of chronic conditions.

Cardiovascular disease prevention: Diets rich in colorful fruits and vegetables play a major role in healthy cardiovascular function and disease prevention. Because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions, flavonols protect LDL cholesterol from free radical damage and may also improve the health of blood vessel walls, lowering the risk of damaging atherosclerosis. Along with other flavonols, quercetin has proven effective in helping to prevent platelet aggregation, a known component of heart disease that contributes to blood clot formation and can lead to strokes.

Weight management: Quercetin specifically inhibits fat accumulation in mature fat cells and simultaneously triggers programmed cell destruction, or apoptosis, in existing fat cells. Quercetin inhibits fat cell production, helping to reduce fat deposits in the body. By minimizing the circulating markers of inflammation that are directly related to obesity, quercetin may also aid healthy weight management.

Allergic conditions: As an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory, quercetin helps to naturally lower symptoms related to seasonal and food allergies. When an allergy or sensitivity is detected, the immune system releases chemicals known as histamines, resulting in sneezing,  runny nose, coughing and other uncomfortable allergic symptoms. Quercetin helps to stabilize the release of histamine, reducing symptoms with little or no side effects. As well, quercetin has been known to exhibit antibacterial effects against numerous bacterial strains, particularly those that affect the gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary and dermal systems.

Neurodegenerative disorders: Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are associated with neural-inflammatory processes in the central nervous system. Researchers are studying the potential of flavonoids to modulate neuronal function to guard against age-related neurodegeneration. Due to their beneficial effects on the vascular system and their ability to inhibit oxidative damage, flavonoids may help to limit neurodegeneration, as well as support healthy cognitive performance.

Professional Supplement Center offers these and other high quality nutritional supplements in support of overall healthy function:

Quercetin 250 mgQuercetin 250 mg by Vital Nutrients: This potent bioflavonoid formula provides 250 mg of quercetin dihydrate per capsule in support of healthy respiratory and sinus function, as well as inflammatory balance. Free of gluten, wheat, milk, casein, soy, eggs and sugar.

Quercetin Ascorbate...Quercetin Ascorbate Powder by Designs for Health®: This professional powdered formula provides 500 mg of quercetin along with 500 mg of synergistic vitamin C in support of healthy inflammatory and allergic responses and free radical damage protection. Gluten free formulation.

Vitamin C with...Vitamin C with Quercetin by Integrative Therapeutics®: This synergistic formulation combines vitamin C, quercetin and citrus bioflavonoids for powerful antioxidant, immune, and respiratory support. Free of sugar, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, dairy and artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Vegan formulation.

References:
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of quercetin and its derivatives. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464617306588
Understanding Inflammation. https://www.johnshopkinshealthreview.com/issues/spring-summer-2016/articles/understanding-inflammation
Quercetin, Inflammation and Immunity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808895/
Overviews of Biological Importance of Quercetin: A Bioactive Flavonoid. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5214562/
4 Ways Quercetin Fights Weight Loss. https://vitamindecade.blog/2019/03/19/4-ways-quercetin-fights-weight-loss/