The November – December 2020 Issue of Nutraceuticals Now is now available.
To download a PDF of this issue, please subscribe to Nutraceuticals Now or login to your account.
Quercefit™ is the Indena’s unique Phytosome® formulation of quercetin deriving from flower buds of the natural plant Sophora japonica L.
Quercetin is potentially very effective for maintaining healthy conditions but, like many botanical extracts and natural compounds, is provided with poor water solubility. As a consequence, it is barely bio-absorbable, and that decreases its potential effectiveness. For optimal bioabsorption, natural products must have a good balance between hydrophilicity for dissolving into the gastro-intestinal fluids and lipophilicity to cross cell’s lipidic biomembranes. Indena’s “biomimetic approach”, adopted since years, allows the company to produce the new bioavailable quercetin on the market. Biomimetics is the science that studies Nature and natural phenomena to understand the principles of underlying mechanisms, to obtain ideas from nature, imitating its design, plans and processes and to apply concepts that benefit Science, engineering, and medicine, to solve human problems. NATURE AS MEASURE™ represents the very notion of biomimetics and its philosophical origins.
This article is available in full in the October 2020 issue of Nutraceuticals Now