MOROSIL™ is a standardized solid extract obtained only from the juice of a unique cultivar of Moro red oranges (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck). “Moro” is the most pigmented blood orange.
Color of the orange flesh is an intense violet-red, at times almost black, due to the high content of anthocyanins.
Overweight and obesity are becoming huge public health problems worldwide. Globally, there has been an increased intake of energy-dense foods that are rich in fat and an increase in physical inactivity.
Changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, environment, food processing, education. According to the World Health Organization around 13% of the world’s adult population were obese in 2016.
Obesity can increase the risk for a wide range of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease with a reduced quality of life. The risk for these noncommunicable diseases increases with an increase of BMI.
Moro Red Orange is the most colorful of the blood oranges. The flavor is stronger and the aroma is intense. The ‘Moro’ variety is believed to have originated at the beginning of the 19th century in Sicily. The Phytocomplex contained in Moro juice, unlike other orange varieties, have been shown to possess an high content of anthocyanins with an important activity against fat accumulation and obesity.
Thanks to the synergistic mechanism related to the pool of biophenols contained in enriched blood orange extract, MOROSIL™ is able to affect the metabolism of adipocytes and reduce fat accumulation on human.
The activity of MOROSIL™ has been evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial carried out:
- on 60 volunteers with a BMI between 25 and 35 kg/m2
- treated with 400 mg/day of MOROSIL™
- for 12 weeks
MOROSIL™ supplementation showed to induce a significant reduction of body weight, BMI, waist and hip circumference after a period of treatment of 12 weeks.
Variations in body weight, BMI, waist and hip circumference from baseline to 12 weeks in the Placebo and MOROSIL™ extract supplementation.
SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF BODY WEIGHT, BODY MASS INDEX, WAIST AND HIP CIRCUMFERENCE
WITHOUT DIET RESTRICTION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY