Eriocitrin Shown to Have Metabolic Benefits in Recent Study

Montclair, CA – (January 14, 2021) - Ingredients by Nature (IBN)—supplier of high-quality customizable, science-based food ingredients—announced the latest research into the benefits of eriocitrin for metabolic support. The study, sponsored by IBN, was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and assessed the effects of low doses of eriocitrin on oxidative stress, inflammation and the metabolism of glucose and lipids in obese mice.

The study revealed that even low doses of 25 mg/kg of eriocitrin provided very effective support. Eriocitrin was shown to reduce markers of lipid peroxidation and delivered a strong antioxidant defense by directly helping the uptake of oxygen radicals and promoting the activation of endogenous defense mechanisms. The results of the study are very promising, showing that low doses of eriocitrin are able to counteract the effect of a high fatty diet and help prevent risk factors of metabolic syndrome and other health challenges that arise due to obesity.

“Most studies on eriocitrin haven’t explored its effect on obesity-induced metabolic disturbances and, because the global rate of obesity continues to increase, we felt that it was important to examine the topic further,” said Dr. Thais Cesar, associate professor of nutrition at Sao Paulo State University. “Eriocitrin significantly improved metabolic, inflammatory and oxidative stress parameters across multiple biomarkers, showing potential to delay the development of inflammatory complications. We look forward to performing additional research on eriocitrin in the future.”

The study also showed that eriocitrin was very effective in terms of glucose and lipid metabolism, especially with blood glucose reduction. This benefit has been solidified in previous studies including on IBN’s lemon flavonoid blend Eriomin™, which is made up primarily of eriocitrin. Last year, IBN also received patent approval from the USPTO for IBN’s use of eriocitrin as a method of reducing blood glucose levels.

“As a leading supplier of citrus flavonoids, we put great importance into the continual development of research into these powerful ingredients,” said Rob Brewster, President of IBN. “Eriocitrin is not as commonly recognized as other fruit-derived flavonoids, but the science shows that it is a potent source of health support for a variety of health complications. We look forward to seeing what future research will continue to reveal about it.”

To learn more about eriocitrin and Eriomin, visit Eriomin.com.

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