Red Orange Complex

Red Orange Complex® is a standardized powder extract obtained from the juice and peels of three pigmented varieties of blood orange (Moro, Tarocco and Sanguinello) grown exclusively in a particular area surrounding the Mount Etna volcano in Sicily (Italy). Red Orange Complex extract contains a specific blend of active substances: anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-glucoside), hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic, cumaric, ferulic, sinapic acid), flavanones (hesperidin, narirutin) and ascorbic acid.

Several clinical trials proved that Red Orange Complex supplementation is able to decrease oxidative stress in subjects with compromised antioxidant defences, such as smokers, sportsmen, diabetics and people exposed to air pollution. Moreover, experimental studies further showed that Red Orange Complex taken orally inhibits skin damage induced by excessive sun exposure (cutaneous erythema and photoaging).

Red Orange Complex can be used in dietary supplements (capsules, tablets, granules, sachets) and functional foods (solid and extemporaneously prepared liquid formulations) aimed at controlling oxidative stress and protecting skin against UV-induced damage.

Bionap has two different powder extracts:

  • Red Orange Complex® H, 20% standardized in active compounds
  • Red Orange Complex® M, 10% standardized in active compounds