Dried orange peel has 14 percent of the RDA of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps promote healthy cell growth and repairs tissue. Vitamin C is beneficial for the eyes and cardiovascular system and it may help prevent certain cancers. Dried orange peel is also a source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate muscles and blood pressure. Potassium also helps convert blood sugar into glycogen, which is stored in muscle tissue and converted into energy.
The pericarp, the white membrane of the orange peel is a source of pectin, a soluble dietary fibre with a variety of health benefits. Pectin, which is associated with lower cholesterol, improves insulin resistance, regulates gastrointestinal problems, promotes immune system health and increases satiety. A 2004 study by researchers at the Institute of Organic Chemistry in Bulgaria found that drying orange peels actually produces more pectin with a much better quality.
Heart and blood vessel health
Studies have shown benefits of the citrus bioflavonoids on capillary permeability and blood flow. This is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory effects of these phytonutrients. This is especially important for oxygenating tissues and maintaining normal blood pressure. It also reduces swelling, venous backup and edema. This process also improves respiration in the lungs.
Hesperidin is found most abundantly in the peel and membranous parts of lemons and oranges. Hesperidin is often used for the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. A deficiency of hesperidin is the diet has been linked with abnormal capillary function, extremity pain & leg cramps.
Cejuvenate May Assist With The Following
BOOSTING BLOOD CIRCULATION/ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE/RECOVERY
BOOSTING ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITY
LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS FOR DIABETICS
RELIEF FROM CRAMPS FOR ARTHRITIS AND DIABETES SUFFERERS
REDUCING INFLAMMATION THROUGHOUT THE BODY