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Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange: Bitter orange is an herb that contains the chemical synephrine, which is similar to the main chemical in ephedra, a dangerous and banned substance in the U.S. Bitter orange is made into supplements, including tablets, capsules, and extracts. An oil made from bitter orange is also used topically on the skin and in cosmetics and in aromatherapy.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Bitter Orange

Adequate amounts of Bitter Orange are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Bitter Orange

Adequate amounts of Bitter Orange are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Bitter Orange

Excessive intake of Bitter Orange may involve the following risks:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Fainting
  • Not safe for people with heart conditions
  • Not safe for people with high blood pressure
  • Not safe for people taking MAO inhibitors
  • Not safe for people using caffeine
  • Not safe for people taking supplements or medications that speed up the heart rate
  • Not for use by pregnant or lactating women
  • Topical oil may increase sunburn
  • Possible allergic reaction and/or rash in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Bitter Orange: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Bitter Orange) include:

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