Source : Citrus Fruits and Peels
Form : Capsules
Citrus Bioflavonoids are naturally extracted from citrus fruits and constitute an important group of antioxidants. The major bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits are diosmin, diosmetin, hesperidin, hesperetin, naringin, naringenin, narirutin, neohesperidin, nobiletin, tangeretin, eriodictyol, and eriocitrin. In the 1950s, the nutritional benefits of bioflavonoids were so highly recognized that this group of compounds was referred to collectively as Vitamin P. While not strictly vitamins, bioflavonoids do possess “vitamin-like” properties.
Health Benefits :
Citrus bioflavonoids have been evaluated and validated in numerous scientific studies. One recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition demonstrated favorable outcomes in the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, lipid-lowering, and insulin-sensitizing properties of the bioflavonoid hesperidin.
[Assini JM, Mulvihill EE, Huff MW. “Citrus flavonoids and lipid metabolism” Curr Opin Lipidol. 2013 Feb;24(1):34-40.]
A study published in Mediators of Inflammation suggested the bioflavonoid hesperidin may have therapeutic effect on allergic asthma. It demonstrated profound inhibitory effects on airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma.
[Kim SH, Kim BK, Lee YC. “Antiasthmatic effects of hesperidin, a potential Th2 cytokine antagonist, in a mouse model of allergic asthma.” Mediators Inflamm. 2011;2011:485402. doi: 10.1155/2011/485402. Epub 2011 May 4.]
Another study published in Advances in Nutrition examined the biologic activities of citrus bioflavonoids, particularly on lipid metabolism in obesity, oxidative stress, and inflammation in context of metabolic syndrome. In particular, it showed the citrus bioflavonoid naringin displayed strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities.
[Chanet A, et. al. “Citrus flavanones: what is their role in cardiovascular protection?” J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Sep 12;60(36):8809-22]
Citrus bioflavonoids have been shown to act synergistically with vitamin C in neutralizing free radicals. They are ideal for applications targeting support for the immune system, respiratory health, cognitive health, vascular integrity, metabolism, cholesterol, joint health, and systemic antioxidant support.
Citrus bioflavonoids also act as natural preservatives, another benefit for food and beverages
The antioxidant properties of flavonoids have been recognized for more than 40 years. Increasing intake of bioflavonoids helps prevent free radicals from causing harm in the body. Citrus bioflavonoids support balanced immune cell activity for better immune response, and support for respiratory health. They also have a synergistic function with vitamin C for enhanced immune support, and have been shown to increase absorption of vitamin C. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of citrus bioflavonoids have been shown to support metabolic, circulatory, cognitive, and joint health.