WHAT IS IT?
Each 2 capsules of Bergamonte contains Citrus Bergamot (30% Polyphenolic Extract) 500 mg. Other Ingredients: Vegetarian cellulose, vegetarian capsule.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
According to the manufacturer:
"Citrus bergamia Risso, grows in the Ionic coast of Southern Calabria Italy. The active compounds in Citrus Bergamot have been identified as naringin, neoeriocitrin, and neohesperidin. These compounds have been shown in research for effective healthy cholesterol and blood glucose control.
In clinical studies, Bergamonte delivers impressive cardiovascular benefits by positively affects the amount of cholesterol produced by the body naturally, reduce total cholesterol by 30%, reduce tryglycerides by 40%, reduce LDL by 38%, and increase HDL by 42% within 30 days.**
The antiioxidant compounds in Bergamonte promote cardiovascular health by restoring the antioxidant status, protecting the cells from oxidative stress, and neutralize free radicals.
How Does Citrus Bergamot Work?
Citrus Bergamot works by blocking a key enzyme in the production of cholesterol. Cholesterol is a natural product of the liver and in the right amounts does not pose a problem to the body. The body, however, sometimes produces too much cholesterol. Citrus Bergamot inhibits the HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methyglutaryl COA) reductase, an enzyme linked to the liver's cholesterol production. HMG-CoA reductase is active when blood glucose is high. Thus, by supporting healthy blood sugar levels, Citrus Bergamot also indirectly affect the activity of HMG-CoA reductase. "
**Levels already within normal range
Use caution if pregnant or nursing. If taking "statins" or other lipid altering drugs consult your doctor.
Take two (2) to four (4) capsules daily on empty stomach before dinner for 30 days. Thereafter, as a maintenance dose, take one (1) capsule daily on empty stomach before dinner.
NHC sells 60 capsule bottles of Bergamonte for $31.49
. The suggested retail price is $34.95.
Credibility Rating: CRII