Origin: Supplements or citrus fruits like grapefruit
Also Known As: Naringoside
Overview: Naringin is mainly found in grapefruits.Naringin belongs to the group of flavonoids and is a conjugate of a sugar molecule with naringenin. This is the compound that gives a grapefruit its typical bitter flavor.
Naringin has antioxidant and anti-cariogenic qualities. Studies have shown that Naringin has a cholesterol-lowering effect, reduces LDL oxidation and can help to prevent hypercholesterolemia.
Diets supplemented with red grapefruit juice and to a lesser degree with naringin improved the plasma lipid levels mainly in rats fed cholesterol and increased the plasma antioxidant activity. They concluded that naringin has plasma lipid lowering and plasma antioxidant activity increasing activity.
Common Dosage: Up to 500 mg per day