It’s impossible to achieve radiant health without sound heart health. In fact, the bulk of the nutritional debates of the past 50 years have centered around what foods are good for our hearts. Emerging science teaches us that dietary cholesterol isn’t the culprit we once thought, and that our genetics play a role in how our bodies maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
A large segment of the population keeps a close eye on their lipids in an effort to achieve balanced lipid markers, such as LDL, and HDL. The amount of cholesterol that circulates in our blood is largely controlled by the liver using the rate control enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase (HMGCR). HMGCR plays an important role in cholesterol synthesis, which is why many therapies attempt to inhibit its activity. Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is a citrus plant native to the coastal region of Southern Italy. Italians have long known of Bergamot’s health effects, and the rest of the world is now taking notice.
Recent studies have shown that Bergamot reduces cholesterol levels as well as inflammation in coronary arteries. Patients in one Bergamot study were able to cut their statin dosage by half without reducing efficacy after taking Bergamot. Bergamot’s health benefits derive from its unique profile of phenolic compounds such as neoericitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin and poncirin. Naringrin has been shown to be beneficial maintaining the inflammatory balance in arteries, while neoeriocitrin and rutin have been found to exhibit the capacity to prevent LDL oxidation. We proudly offer Bergamot Pro with the highest purity Bergamot sourced from coastal Calabria region of southern Italy.
Bergamot has long been known in Italy, but the rest of the world is now starting to discover this promising nutraceutical as a natural way to protect cardiovascular health.Dr. Steven Brody
1 capsule per day with food or as directed by a healthcare professional