This is something you’ll definitely want to add. It’s a special type of polyphenol that’s found in citrus plants — in particular, the peels. In the past, it’s been called Vitamin P… but leading nutrition researchers are now calling it by its scientific name, hesperidin.
And I’m not going to beat around the bush… hesperidin is exciting many scientists.
This powerful polyphenol first came to my attention when I was researching ways to improve blood flow through diet.
You see, more blood flow = a healthier, more youthful body.
After all, efficient blood flow is how your whole body gets nutrients and oxygen… and how your heart avoids wearing down!
What is Vitamin P?
It’s a polyphenol. And as I mentioned, it’s also known as Hesperidin. And as it turns out, blood flow happens to be its specialty…
I discovered this when I came across a study that was conducted at the University of Rome in 2011.
I was intrigued, because I’d just been on a research trip to Italy not long before that study came out. (You know me and Italy…)
The Research on Hesperidin
So, I opened the study, and my eyes grew wide with excitement.
It was a legitimate clinical trial — well-controlled, well-designed, and carried out with a group of your peers.
And it resulted in an incredible 24.5% increase in blood flow for the participants…
As I dug further, I found another study conducted nearby in France several months earlier. It found the same thing: hesperidin was fantastic for increasing blood flow.2
And another study carried out a year later in Japan reached the same conclusion.3
What’s more, all three of these studies also found the reason for hesperidin’s blood flow-enhancing power:
Nitric Oxide Support
As a heart doctor, I knew right away this was BIG news.
You see, nitric oxide is so important for keeping your cardiovascular system running smoothly… the scientists who discovered it won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine.7
To find a single polyphenol that could help trigger enhanced nitric oxide production… was fantastic!
So, I knew right away I needed to help you get this incredible nutrient into your diet.
However, I knew we shouldn’t stop at hesperidin. That’s wasted opportunity…
After all, by encouraging blood flow, hesperidin helps deliver nutrients more efficiently to your cells.
So, what nutrients would be ideal to “express deliver” to your cells?
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1 Rizza S, Muniyappa R, Iantorno M, et. al. Citrus polyphenol hesperidin stimulates production of nitric oxide in endothelial cells while improving endothelial function and reducing inflammatory markers in patients with metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. May 2011; 96 (5): E782-92. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2010-2879.
2 Morand C, Dubray C, Milenkovic D, et. al. Hesperidin contributes to the vascular protective effects of orange juice: a randomized crossover study in healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. Jan 2011; 93 (1): 73-80. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.004945.
3 Takumi H, Nakamura H, Simizu T, et. al. Bioavailability of orally administered water-dispersible hesperetin and its effect on peripheral vasodilatation in human subjects: implication of endothelial functions of plasma conjugated metabolites. Food Funct. Apr 2012; 3 (4): 389-98. DOI: 10.1039/c2fo10224b.
4 Rizza et. al at E782-92.
5 Morand et. al. at 73-80.
6 Takumi et. al. at 389-98.