The citrus fruit, Bergamot, has been used for its medicinal purposes for centuries. Primarily known for its aromatic qualities and antiseptic uses in the form of an essential oil, researchers are now collecting some impressive evidence that Bergamot is an effective natural and safe treatment for high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
It turns out that Bergamot contains exceptionally large amounts of several unique polyphenols and the fruit juice and its extract have been shown to improve many aspects of cardiovascular heath, including cholesterol and triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood vessel function.
A safe alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, Bergamot not only lowers LDL but it also raises HDL cholesterol—something statins cannot do. This is important because HDL escorts cholesterol out of the arteries to the liver and a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. Unlike statin drugs Bergamot does NOT deplete CoQ10 levels, an antioxidant and used by the cells to produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance.
“Italian researchers studied this extract in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 237 patients with high cholesterol…. Those in the bergamot groups experienced significant average reductions in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, and a signiﬁcant increase in HDL cholesterol compared to those in the placebo group…. Bergamot also reduced blood sugar levels by an average of 15%–25% and is therefore of potential benefit in those with prediabetes and metabolic syndrome.”
Bergamot BPF, a product we carry in tablet form, is a safe and affordable solution for cholesterol management, inflammatory balance, and lowering blood sugar. Call us today to find out more about Bergamot BPF and if it’s a good fit for your health plan! 480-947-1545