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Summary of Limonene
Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details
D-Limonene is a compound known as 'lemon extract' and is found in high levels in lemon juices.
It itself, as well as its related product known as 'perillic acid', are known to be anti-carcinogenic (cancer fighting) and liver healthy. Consumption of D-Limonene in either supplemental form or as freshly squeezed and pulp-containing lemonade has been shown to reduce the formation of some tumor growths and alleviate fat buildup in the liver induced by diet.
Although commercial juices tend to have low levels of D-Limonene, freshly squeezed 'Mediterranean Style' juice with the pulp has high levels of it.
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How to TakeMedical Disclaimer
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
30-40 liquid oz. of Mediterranean Style (pulp in) lemonade confers approximately 500mg D-Limonene, which can be seen as an active dose.
Otherwise, many benefits are seen with 1g of D-Limonene daily.
Things to Note
Limonene is non-stimulatory
Limonene is one of the volatiles in citrus fruit responsible for its aroma
Limonene levels are high in citrus peels, and pulp containing juices have higher amounts of limonene than do pulp-free variants
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