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  • n. Plural form of furanocoumarin.


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  • But powerful compounds in the grapefruit called furanocoumarins obliterate CYP3A4 in the gut.

    Grapefruit Effect

  • It's not only naringin that's to blame; other chemicals called furanocoumarins which are found in juice can cause problems.

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  • These chemicals, called furanocoumarins, prevent rapamycin from being broken down so the body can absorb more of it.

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  • It has been known for along time that furanocoumarins (that are found largely in citrus oils) present a risk of phototxicity (burning and pigmentation of the skin when the area covered with the oil is exposed to the sun).

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  • This risk is fairly low when the low levels of citrus oils in the composition are maintained, and is even further lowered when citrus oils where the furanocoumarins have been removed is used i.e.: bergapten-free bergamot essential oil.

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  • In another mind-blowing act, without public consultation, the EU cosmetic regulatory board have decided to pull the rug under all citrus oils, because the alleged danger of their furanocoumarins FCF contents.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • (The scientists get a "standardized" grapefruit juice concentrate from the Florida Department of Citrus, which analyzed different batches to find one with high levels of furanocoumarins.)

    Grapefruit Effect

  • What makes the plant dangerous is its sap, which contains furanocoumarins, a chemical that bonds with human skin, making it hypersensitive to sunlight.


  • In the study, Kyung Myung and colleagues explain that furanocoumarins (FCs) - chemicals found in grapefruit and some other citrus - block a key enzyme critical for metabolizing, or breaking down, certain prescription medications.


  • Now they report that the edible fungus Morchella esculenta, which is from the same major fungal group as the previously tested inedible fungus, removed most of the furanocoumarins from the grapefruit juice.



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