Bioflavonoids affect enzymatic lipid peroxidation due to their enzyme inhibiting activity as well as non-enzymatic lipid peroxidation due to their Antioxidant properties.

Anti-inflammatory Activity of Bioflavonoids
Due to their antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibiting properties,
bioflavonoids are effective against inflammatory processes.
Bioflavonoids have wound-healing effects and are useful in treating suppurative soft-tissue wounds.
Bioflavonoids stimulate phagocytosis, enzyme production, proteolysis and the removal of protein and edema fluid from injured tissues.

Anticarcinogenic Activity of Bioflavonoids
Due to their bioflavonoid content, high consumption of vegetables and fruits is associated with reduced risk of cancer.
Bioflavonoids act as antimutagenics and may have a role in the prevention of human and animal cancers. In addition Bioflavonoids enhance the effect of anti-tumor drugs.
Bioflavonoids scavenge Free radicals involved in cell damage and subsequent tumor development.

Effects of Bioflavonoids on the Immune System
Bioflavonoids were found to strengthen the immune system, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.

Antiviral Activity of Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids are potent antiviral agents and they can affect the infectivity and replication of adenovirus, coronavirus and rotavirus in cell cultures.
Bioflavonoids were used to treat the Influenza virus infection in mice.

Anti-aging activity of Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids may have a role in inhibiting the aging process due to its antioxidant and cytoprotective properties.
Bioflavonoids inhibit lipid peroxidation, which is also linked to the aging process in cells.

Antibiotic and Anti-Fungal Activities of Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids possess antibiotic, analgesic and diuretic properties.
Bioflavonoids exhibit anti-fungal activity against candida albicans Fungi.

General Safety of Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids are considered to be non-toxic and non-mutagenic.


Active Laboratory is continuing to investigate and develop applications of the CitrusDefence® biocide technology in the food, agriculture and human & animal health and personal care and cosmetic industries.
A number of new applications incorporating the biocidal and preservative qualities of CitrusDefence® are in development targeted in the personal hygiene and health area.
The potential applications of CitrusDefence® biocide technology in agriculture are the subject of a number of small scale trials and research
programs. Current laboratory research aims to accumulate information on any potential preservative and additional pathogenic qualities which may be applicable to cropping.
Contact us if you would like further information or to discuss how the CitrusDefence® biocide
technology may be able to assist your business.

Agriculture, Farms & Veterinary


The application of CitrusDefence® in Veterinary and Animal Nutrition needs to be carried out by qualified personnel in the specific professional area.


Compatibility of CitrusDefence®

CitrusDefence works with synergetic action with antibiotics and appears to broaden the spectrum of action of antibiotics considerably.
Before using CitrusDefence® it is very important to verify its compatibility with the other chemotropic normally used.
CitrusDefence® has efficacy in presence of organic matter. It has a pH between 2.0 to 9.0 and it is effective at both acid and alkaline pH.
Due to its composition, it is very difficult to identify traces (below 2000 ppm) of CitrusDefence®, when mixed with different organics.
In order to have the best mixing between CitrusDefence® and organic products, it is recommended to make a premix with a liquid product (water, alcohol, glycerin, etc). In this way, the final mixing will be more homogeneous.
CitrusDefence® is 100% ecological and biodegradable; non-corrosive; non-volatile; and non-toxic to human, animals and vegetables.

Precautions when using CitrusDefence®
When handling CitrusDefence® use the personal protection equipment: eyeglasses, gloves, shoes, headgear, apron, etc.
If accidental contact with the eyes occurs first wash with potable water and if the irritation continues, seek medical assistance.
Empty packages must be stored and destroyed in accordance with the regulations for chemical products.

Instructions for Storing CitrusDefence®
Keep the fiber drums containing CitrusDefence® closed and store in a dry fresh place.
Keep the fiber drums out of reach of children and domestic animals.

Due to the Noble Biological properties of CitrusDefence, and its very Broad Spectrum of uses, the Technician needs to carry out laboratory and pilot tests, before defining the correct dosages of CitrusDefence, according the local requirements. The following dosages are guidelines for the technician to develop the specific industrial formulas.
Vegetal materials need to be protected against fungi, bacteria and oxidation of their essential oils.

  • A. CitrusDefence® as an ecological veterinary disinfectant

    CitrusDefence® is a noble ecological disinfectant: non-toxic, noncorrosive, non-volatile, 100% ecological and biodegradable, an excellent deodorizer which eliminates fetid odorous, there are no contraindications and it mixes 100% homogeneously with water.
    Disinfection by CitrusDefence® leaves the environment very close to its natural state, because animals and people are healthier at low contamination's levels. Remember: The sterile environment is very dangerous to health.
    CitrusDefence® has a lower knock-down during the initial minutes after its application, but has a prolonged microbicidal action, which continues to work long after other regular disinfectants have stopped.


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