Can blood oranges prevent fat from sticking to your belly? Here's what the research says.

If you have ever travelled to Sicily, you probably know its cuisine is loaded with heavy cheese, bread, olive oil, and wine. The question is, how do they stay lean while eating pizza and pasta all day, every day? The research says special biophenols found in Sicilian blood oranges might hold the answer.

Can blood oranges prevent fat from sticking to your belly?

Slimming oranges growing under the Etna volcano

The world’s most nutrient-rich blood oranges come from Sicily, where a combination of a dry climate, sunny days, cool nights, and fertile volcanic soil creates the perfect growing environment.

These conditions contribute to their high content of vitamin C, flavonoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, and anthocyanins, which give the oranges their distinct violet colour.

To carefully preserve these active ingredients, oranges are harvested by hand and gently cold-pressed, ensuring the juice maintains all the precious nutrients. Then, through a special extraction procedure, these ingredients are captured and made into a patented extract called Morosil®.

Sicilian oranges

Why is Morosil® so efficient in fat loss? 

Morosil® blood orange extract is rich in different biophenols, which promote lipolysis, the breakdown of fat cells, and block adipogenesis, the formation of fat cells. One specific type of biophenols, anthocyanins, has been shown to inhibit gene expression that promotes fat storage, which means your body stores less fat from the foods you consume. 

Toned stomach

Because of its high antioxidant content, Morosil® also reduces oxidative stress, which is associated with inflammation, insulin resistance, cellulite, and metabolic disorders. This means that Morosil® can support overall metabolic health and help you maintain a healthy weight and elastic skin.

Blood oranges are also a rich source of vitamin C, which is essential for converting nutrients into energy. This can help stabilise your energy levels throughout the day, making it easy to stay active and burn consumed calories.

Science repeatedly confirms Morosil® slimming effects

In the last decades, scientists have proven the slimming effects of Morosil® blood orange extract over and over again.

For example, one clinical study showed that in just 12 weeks, participants, on average, lost 3 kg, which translates to a 1.1 lower BMI. Furthermore, Morosil® also decreased hip circumference by 6 cm and waist circumference by 7.5 cm.

Science has repeatedly proven the slimming effects of Morosil®

Another clinical study published in the scientific journal Nutrients confirmed that Morosil® can significantly decrease visceral and abdominal fat. Interestingly, researchers also found that weight loss continued at a similar rate for over 6 months!  

This really sets Morosil® apart from other slimming supplements that might give you a slight initial boost, but as your body adapts to them, the effects quickly diminish. 

The weight-loss ingredient of the year

Thanks to its careful growing practices, exceptional extraction process, and proven effects, Morosil® has been recognised as the Ingredient of the Year in the Weight Management category at the 2023 NutraIngredient-USA Awards.

“The phytocomplex with high anthocyanins stood out as an important activity against fat accumulation. Overall, Morosil checked lots of boxes for the judges, including sourcing, sustainability, upcycling, as well as research commitment to both mechanism and outcomes.” - One of the judges at the 2023 NutraIngredient-USA Awards

Thus, on its own, Morosil® is one of the best slimming ingredients out there. But when choosing the right Morosil® supplement there are three important things to consider: concentration, formulation, and production quality. 

5 reasons Essentials Moroslim is the top choice among Morosil® supplements 

If you want to lose weight with the famous blood orange extract, Essentials Moroslim is your best choice. Here’s why:

1. Clinically-backed dosage

Each capsule contains 400 mg of Morosil® blood orange extract, the same amount used in clinical studies with the most significant slimming results.

2. Enhanced bioavailability

Essential Moroslim is enhanced with black pepper extract, which is rich in piperine and has been shown to increase the bioavailability of botanical ingredients 30 times. This means your body can better utilise red-orange extract to minimise fat, helping you lose weight faster. 

3. Double slimming effects

Black pepper extract also strengthens the effects of Morosil as it supports digestion and boosts thermogenesis, the process of burning calories to produce heat. The research also shows that piperine acts on the innermost molecular level where it blocks the formation of new fat cells.

4. Exceptionally pure formula

With Essentials Moroslim, you know exactly what you’re getting as it has been manufactured following strict GMP standards and is guaranteed free from unwanted additives and allergens such as gluten, lactose, or gelatine. Plus, it’s third-party tested for contaminants.

5. Money-back guarantee

We firmly believe that Essentials Moroslim is effective, safe, and of the highest quality. That’s why we offer a satisfaction guarantee on our Morosil® supplement. Try it out for yourself!

The bottom line

Morosil® blood orange extract has been proven to boost weight loss, especially around the waist, and actually keep it off. But in contrast to other slimming ingredients, it also protects your cells from free radicals, keeping cellulite, inflammation, and even metabolic disorders at bay.

The best way to get all these benefits is with Essentials Moroslim, which provides a high dose of Morosil® and doubles weight-loss effects thanks to piperine! 


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