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Quercetin and monolaurin functionality

These are a few of the favorite versions of quercetin but there are many good ones out there beyond these, too.


Quercefit (fat based)

Luma Nutrition Quercetin

Designs for Health Quercetin

Thorne Research Quercetin

Mt. Angel Quercetin

Rx Well Immune and Respiratory


In our fruits and veggies, there are way more benefits thrown in than just the essential (complex) carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. As we have learned as well, there are around 6,000 flavonoids that contribute to the color and “antioxidant” makeup of our fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs! One of the most frequently occurring flavonoid (and, by the way, referred to as “queen of the flavonoids”) is called quercetin, which holds a plethora of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and benefits.

Quercetin is, actually, a flavanol, which means its molecule has an alcohol component.


A few sources of quercetin would be:

1) Apples

2) Berries

3) Cruciferous vegetables

4) Onions

5) Tomatoes

6) Capers

…and various teas!


Quercetin is typically known for fighting chronic, age-related conditions. It is known to improve cardiovascular health, and when taken regularly, inhibits general infection, but particularly, upper respiratory tract infections.


Quercetin does not “play well” (or mix) with water for optimal digestion/absorption, so, it is best to be delivered via a “fat” (Quercefit) which would be a lecithin carrier fat.


Your body can start feeling the effects of quercetin in, roughly, two weeks and this would be from a twice daily regimen. Remember, it fights infection, improves heart health, lowers coagulation, stabilizes blood sugar and lowers hypertension. Dosage can be up to 1,000 mg per day but gradually increased to that, and, as always discuss adding any new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.


What does monolaurin do for us?


Monolaurin is a monoglyceride and is formed from glycerol and lauric acid with a chemical formula of C15H30O4. Monolaurin and coconut oil are possibly best known for their anti-fungal and anti-viral effect. It can be taken daily as a dietary supplement. It also is an anti-inflammatory agent and inhibits the effects of the common “cold,” flu, shingles and other viral or fungal infections. Monolaurin also wins against C. albicans. Monolaurin also keeps your gut health intact by balancing your gut flora.


Monolaurin sometimes gets confused with lysine. They are different as lysine is an amino acid produced in our bodies from a fermentation process from our protein whereas monolaurin is a mini-esther of lauric acid which is a fatty acid found in coconut oil and breast milk.


Also, monolaurin is a medium chain triglyceride and converted to ketones which positively affect brain health and promotes healthy cell metabolism. Other names for monolaurin are:

1) Moniglyceride

2) Glycerine Monolaurate

3) Glycerol Monaurate

4) Lauricidin

5) Lauric Acid Monoglyceride

6) Monolaurin 


When establishing your dosage for any supplement, always consult with your pharmacist. Age, weight, personal health goals and your general sensitivity to supplements should be taken into consideration. The general rule of thumb for monolaurin dosage is if you are under 125 pounds, take one capsule every other day (they usually come as 600 mg). If you are an averaged weight and proportioned adult, you may take one capsule per day and if you are 225 or more pounds, you can take two per day. You may, gradually, in a month’s time, work up to no more than 3,000 mg per day, but be sure to first consult with your medical personnel.

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