CAS No. Registry Number:8028-98-6
Bitter orange extract has gained popularity in recent years as a
weight loss supplement, as it has been shown to increase metabolism
and burn off fat.
What is Bitter Orange Extract?
Also known as Zhi Shi and Zhu qiao, the extract comes from the
Citrus aurantium plant native to regions of Asia and grown in parts
of Europe and the United States.
It has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and
Very recently, it has replaced controversial ephedra as a main
ingredient in diet and weight loss supplements as it has shown the
ability to increase thermogenesis - body heat used to burn
Bitter Orange Extract Precautions
Compared to similar herbs such as ephedra and yohimbe, bitter
orange is generally regarded as safer as it has fewer side effects.
Therefore there are few adverse reactions when taken in recommended
However, many of the dietary supplements with bitter orange peel
aren't what they claim to be.
Some of these supplements contain only bitter orange peel extract,
when it has been shown to have greater effects in combination with
other thermogenic ingredients.
Still others contain other questionable ingredients and even
contaminants, since weight loss products are not strictly
The ideal weight loss supplement will have bitter orange extract
along with other natural herbs, vitamins and minerals to help you