How much EnduraQ you take and when you take it are both important factors when it comes to maximizing your results. In this blog, we will explain what you should be taking it with. A great way to increase EnduraQ’s effectiveness is to take it in combination with other antioxidants, especially flavonoids and catechins, like fruits, vegetables, and green tea.
Studies have also shown specific benefits from the addition of omega-3 fats (like fish oil), vitamins C and E (antioxidant nutrients), and EGCG (a type of catechin, and the most powerful antioxidant in green tea).
As we have mentioned previously, the Enzymatically Modified Isoquercetrin (EMIQ) in EnduraQ is a flavonoid itself, so it makes sense that it would work synergistically when taken with other flavonoids and antioxidants.
Flavonoids are an extremely diverse and large group of antioxidant compounds called phytonutrients. They fall into the chemical category of polyphenols (antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals in the body). Flavonoids are naturally produced by plants. Thus, plant foods are our best source of these phytonutrients in our diets, especially colorful fruits and vegetables. For a more in-depth explanation of flavonoids, read this article.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, tea is a powerful antioxidant that can help maximize the benefits of EnduraQ. Our largest single source of flavonoids in the United States is black and green tea. In fact, tea has approximately eight to 10 times the polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables, according to long-time tea researcher John Weisburger, PhD, senior researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention. The “secret ingredient” in tea is catechins, another type of disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidant. The longer you steep your tea, the more flavonoids it will contain.
Sipping tea with your EnduraQ is a great way to make sure you receive all the amazing benefits, but there are also several other synergistic things EnduraQ can be mixed with. Studies have shown that vitamins C and E, which are antioxidant nutrients, increase it’s efficiency. This makes sense since so many foods high in vitamin C (papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and strawberries) are also high in flavonoids.
Finally, the last thing you can do to maximize the benefits of EnduraQ is to take it with omega-3 fatty acids. You can get these by eating oily fish or taking a high quality fish oil supplement. In a 2009 study conducted by researchers at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, researchers found that mixing quercetin supplementation with green tea (EGCG) and fish oil (400 mg of EPA-DHA) was nearly twice as effective. The study clearly showed that the supplement mixture reduced post-exercise inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune disruption far more effectively than quercetin supplementation alone.
In an earlier study from 2006, researchers from Pepperdine University recruited 11 elite cyclists and fed them a mixture of antioxidant vitamins, green tea extract, and quercetin for three weeks. Those who received the mixture plus the quercetin improved their times on a 30 kilometer time trial by 1.7% more than those who didn’t. You can read more about these studies in David C. Nieman’s research paper “Quercetin’s Bioactive Effects in Human Athletes”. According to Nieman, several other studies suggest that quercetin’s efficacy is enhanced and the percentage of quercetin absorbed into the bloodstream increases from 25% to more than 60% when it is dosed with a cocktail of other flavonoids. Even Charles Dumke, another well-known researcher, believes that all of these flavonoid compounds are more effective as part of a cocktail or used in combination than when used alone.