Common name: Limonin
CAS NO.: 1180-71-8
Molecular Formula: C26-H30-O8
Molecular Weight: 470.515
Specification: From 10% to 98%
Test method: HPLC
Resource: Extract from the Citrus seeds
Packing: 25KG/ cardboard drum
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Limonin?
Limonin is a phytonutrient found in most citrus fruits. Natural sources of limonin include oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. Within the fruit it is attached to a sugar and the combined molecule is calling limonin glucoside.
Health Benefits of Limonin
There is evidence that limonin enhances the "accumulation and efficacy of chemotherapy agents.This is important in that it increases the ability of chemotheraputic drugs to do their job on cancers, while at the same time helping to limit the damage to healthy tissues.
Cholesterol is a major factor in heart disease. Limonin inhibits the production of cholesterol in the liver, helping to reduce problems with the circulatory system, especially clogged arteries.
A 2003 university study in Rome found limonin "to inhibit the HIV-1 replication in all cellular systems used. This means that this substance, which occurs naturally, could assist in the control of this wasting disease.
One of the great benefits of limonin is its long lasting presence in the blood stream. While many phytonutrients will be washed out of the circulatory system within a few hours, limonin reaches its peak in six hours and is still present as long as twenty-four hours later. This is a huge benefit because limonin would not have to occur multiple times per day in order to be effective against types of cancer that must be continually suppressed.
Studies have also revealed that limonin has "antifungal, bactericidal, and antiviral effects. This makes limonin a great all around phytonutrient.