Methods For Inducing Weight Loss In A Human With Materials Derived From Citrus Varieties


Materials derived from Citrus plants can be administered orally to humans for the purpose of producing or maintaining weight loss as well as improving the person's physical performance and increasing the person's lean muscle mass. The Citrus materials include those portions of the plant that are normally considered waster or inedible, such as the leaves, peel and immature, unripe fruit. The materials contain as least one of the alkaloids from the group consisting of synephrine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine and N-methylamine. Two species, Citrus aurantium and Citrus reticulata, are particularly useful. The materials can be administered in their natural form or as extracts, and can be administered in various ways including capsules and tablets. The Citrus materials may also be used as a tea. For weight loss and weight control, the materials can be administered concurrently with caloric restriction or in the absence of caloric restriction. The materials may also be administered for the purpose of increasing muscle mass concurrently with a high protein diet as well as with an exercise program.

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  • Publication: Jan 22, 2002
  • Application: May 18, 2000
    US US 57332400 A
  • Priority: May 18, 2000
    US US 57332400 A

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