Category - Bitter Orange Fruit [Citrus Aurantum, Synephrine]

Bitter orange [Citrus auratium] is used as a stimulant and appetite suppressant, due to its active ingredient, synephrine. Some experts believe that compounds contained in Citrus auratium may lead to weight loss. Some preliminary reports in animals noted significantly reduced food intake and body weight gain with Citrus auratium extract administration. However, studies demonstrate that synephrine, when taken orally as Citrus auratium extract, raises blood pressure in healthy humans. Experts say that bitter orange may prove a less harmful successor to ephedra [as a weight loss supplement], but more research needs to be done.