Bitter Orange for Weight Control
Also indexed as:Citrus X Aurantium
© Martin Wall
Why Do Dieters Use It?*
Some dieters say that bitter orange helps increase calorie burning and suppress appetite.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) contains several substances known to stimulate metabolic rate, which should increase calorie burning. While no published research has tested it alone, it appears to be effective in combination with St. John’s wort and caffeine.
*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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