Citrus Aurantium Information

Citrus aurantium is a fruit commonly known as bitter orange and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve chest congestion and indigestion, to stimulate gastrointestinal function, and to improve circulation and liver function. In traditional western medicine, citrus aurantium has is most commonly used in connection with digestive and circulatory problems.

Citrus aurantium is widely used for stimulating the breakdown of fat by causing the release of noradrenaline (a stress hormone) at beta-3 receptor sites creating chemical reactions that increase fat breakdown. Beta-3 receptors in the body increase the rate at which fat is released from the body stores (lipolysis) and increase resting metabolic rate (thermogenesis). Physical activity will increase this thermogenic effect and further enhance the thermogenic effect of citrus aurantium towards healthy and permanent weight loss.