About the miraculous effect of citrus extract

May 14 2021

Naringenin (citrus extract) is a flavonoid compound found in citrus fruits. A recent study by the Louisiana State University Biomedical Research Center showed that this chemical can control blood sugar levels and burn more calories, effectively controlling weight.

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The main component of citrus extract is naringenin, a flavonoid compound. Naringenin is abundantly present in citrus peel. It forms a glycoside with rutin on carbon 7 called hesperidin. It forms a glycoside with β-neohesperidin, called neohesperidin. The main functions are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, scavenging free radicals, anti-oxidation, antitussive and expectorant, lowering blood lipids, anti-cancer and anti-tumor, antispasmodic and choleretic, prevention and treatment of liver disease, inhibition of platelet coagulation, anti-atherosclerosis, etc. It is widely used in medicine, food and other fields.

"We found that naringenin activates genes responsible for improving blood sugar control and increasing calorie burn," said Dr. Rebello, a researcher on the project at Louisiana State University. "Our research on human adipose tissue shows that naringenin can be used to convert the white fat of human subjects into beige fat." Therefore, citrus extract has a weight control effect.