The bioflavonoid naringenin is an obvious candidate for molecules activism, because of its ready availability in grapefruit, but also because if its many healthful benefits. Recently, naringenin was demonstrated to interfere with the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in liver cells, and a clinical trial is currently underway to find out if grapefruit consumption can be therapeutic to those who are afflicted with the viral infection. For those who are frequent readers of this blog, it should come as no surprise that flavonoid molecules, such as naringenin, could have anti-viral activity. Moreover, it has already been mentioned that this flavonoid molecule, like kaempferol, is superior to EGCG for the enhancement of catalase activity, which is important for protection of our cells from free radicals and peroxide. Grapefruit naringenin is a rising star!…
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