Orange beyond Vitamin C
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Orange beyond Vitamin C


People may be aware that eating oranges is good for their health because they are rich in vitamin C and dietary fibers. But oranges can offer much more benefits beyond their nutrient content. 


Unknown to most people, polyphenols in oranges, namely hesperidin and naringin, are also the reasons why eating oranges are good for health. 


These polyphenols are clinically shown to 

  • protect against high blood pressures1,2,3

  • lower blood cholesterol levels4

  • protect against damages by oxidants4,5

  • reduce inflammation1,3

Now you understand why eating oranges is good for your health. Not sure if you have been reading my blog, but ingesting 1 or 2 oranges a day is not enough to provide the correct amount of orange polyphenols for their health benefits. How would you consume orange for its health benefits? Nutrixin Orange Peel Essence offers a convenient and yet scientifically validated way to reap the health benefits of orange consumption.


1 Salden BN, Troost FJ, de Groot E, Stevens YR, Garcés-Rimón M, Possemiers S, Winkens B, Masclee AA. Randomized clinical trial on the efficacy of hesperidin 2S on validated cardiovascular biomarkers in healthy overweight individuals. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec;104(6):1523-1533. 


2 Morand C, Dubray C, Milenkovic D, Lioger D, Martin JF, Scalbert A, Mazur A. Hesperidin contributes to the vascular protective effects of orange juice: a randomized crossover study in healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jan;93(1):73-80.


3 Rizza S, Muniyappa R, Iantorno M, Kim JA, Chen H, Pullikotil P, Senese N, Tesauro M, Lauro D, Cardillo C, Quon MJ. Citrus polyphenol hesperidin stimulates production of nitric oxide in endothelial cells while improving endothelial function and reducing inflammatory markers in patients with metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 May;96(5):E782-92. 


4 Jung UJ, Kim HJ, Lee JS, Lee MK, Kim HO, Park EJ, Kim HK, Jeong TS, Choi MS. Naringin supplementation lowers plasma lipids and enhances erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme activities in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Clin Nutr. 2003 Dec;22(6):561-8. 


5 Constans J, Bennetau-Pelissero C, Martin JF, Rock E, Mazur A, Bedel A, Morand C, Bérard AM. Marked antioxidant effect of orange juice intake and its phytomicronutrients in a preliminary randomized cross-over trial on mild hypercholesterolemic men. Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec;34(6):1093-100. 

Posted on 19 Feb, 2021
Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun