What Is Citrus Paradisi?
Citrus paradisi goes more commonly by another name — grapefruit. Grapefruits are cultivated in tropical environments all over the world, and they contain a fantastic diversity of nutrients and flavonoids.1
Citrus paradisi grows on trees that can reach heights of 20 feet or more — and the citrusy globe can sometimes measure up to 6 inches wide. The fruit can be different colors — pink, yellow, or an almost translucent white.2
The fruit of the citrus paradisi is known for its tart flavor and vitamin, fiber, and phytochemical content. Naringin and hesperidin happen to be two of the most abundant flavonoids in citrus paradisi. Both polyphenols also exist in other citrus fruits, such as the orange and tangerine.3
Citrus paradisi also contains significant reserves of narirutin — an important flavanone glycoside. Most of these beautiful polyphenols can be found in the seeds and peels of the grapefruit. And when the fruit is extracted, these polyphenols can be easily added to foods and dietary supplements.4
Historical reviews state that citrus paradisi was brought to the United States in the early 1820s. The fruit was taken to Florida so it could be commercially farmed.5
About 100 years after grapefruit farming began in Florida, a young Yugoslavian scientist figured out how to produce an extract from the fruit that would still deliver its phytonutrients. This extract could be used in various food products and supplements. The young physicist’s name was Dr. Jacob Harich.6
In the early 1960s, Dr. Harich traveled to Florida to study citrus paradisi and assess the fruit’s possible health benefits.7
Top Potential Health Benefits Of Citrus Paradisi
Grapefruit, otherwise known as citrus paradisi, happens to contain a good number of polyphenols and nutrients that may afford several potential benefits to human health. In fact, in a recent study, as many as 13 flavonoids were discovered in the extract of the grapefruit peel.8†
Moreover, some data seems to suggest that citrus paradisi offers these naturally bioactive flavonoids with exceptional antioxidant potential to be utilized as therapeutic agents in terms of human health.9†
Citrus paradisi also boasts a heap of carotenoids, good-for-you vitamins, natural phenolic compounds, and fiber. According to various studies, the nutrients, vitamins, and polyphenols in citrus paradisi may be able to help support the following:
- Immune function†
- Heart health†
- Healthy blood circulation†
- Your body’s defense against oxidative stress†
- A more stable-feeling mood10,11 †
Which Gundry MD Supplements Include Citrus Paradisi?
Gundry MD Total Restore is full of beneficial nutrients and natural compounds, not the least of which is citrus paradisi. To learn more about where to buy Total Restore, research other ingredients, and read customer reviews, just visit the Total Restore website. As always, consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, including supplements.
- 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745316/
- 2 https://www.britannica.com/plant/grapefruit
- 3-4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745316/
- 5-7 https://www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/grapefruit-seed-extract
- 8-11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745316/