That is a great question!
Yes, the bitter orange extract is safe!
The quality of our products and the health of our customers is of utmost concern to us at Natural Force and because of that, we develop our formulas in conjunction with the best current scientific data on safety and efficacy. In keeping with this commitment, we included a small amount (25mg extract standardized to 8mg synephrine per serving) of bitter orange extract in our Raw Tea pre-workout as part of a synergistic blend of herbs and superfoods.
What is the recommended dosage per serving?
Scientific study of healthy individuals shows that doses as high as 49mg synephrine (vs 8mg synephrine in Raw Tea) showed no adverse effects over a 60 day period which included No significant changes in systolic or diastolic blood pressures, blood chemistry or blood cell counts. 🤓🔬
Bitter orange also has a long history of traditional/medicinal use, which provides an additional source of anecdotal/historical use data and further supports our decision to include it in our product.
As the saying goes, sola dosis facit venenum, (the dose makes the poison), which is why we do not include mega doses and excessive amounts of any nutrient, herb, or ingredient in any of our products.
Even pure water, when consumed in excess, can cause health problems. A 60 day double-blind, placebo-controlled safety study involving Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) extract.
If you'd like to see our full 3rd party testing data (heavy metals, common allergens, microbes, and more) for Raw Tea we also list it here.