Why Bergamot?

Bergamot has long been researched for it’s cholesterol balancing properties and is SO much safer than medications like Statins. It should be the first go-to product for anyone with imbalances in blood fatty-acids. Our Bergamot BPF from Orthomolecular contains Bergamonte®, the highest concentration available of these potent phenolic compounds.

Orthomolecular research states: “Bergamot Bioactive Polyphenolic Fractions (BPF) contains a powerful and unique array of cholesterol-balancing and cardio-protective polyphenolic flavonoids.” Cardiovascular health is a leading concern for many adults. Maintaining cholesterol is essential for optimal cardiovascular health and BPF can help maintain the total cholesterol. Circulating cholesterol levels are primarily produced and controlled by the liver using the rate control enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase (HMGCR). Many studies have shown that Bergamot BPF works at the level of the liver to help support healthy cholesterol levels and protect coronary arteries by maintaining normal inflammatory balance.

Bergamot is a citrus plant that grows in the coastal Calabria region in southern Italy. Bergamot’s health benefits lie within its unique biological compounds, including neoriocitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin and poncirin. “Naringin has been shown to be beneficial in maintaining normal inflammatory balance, while neoeriocitrin and rutin have been found to exhibit a strong capacity to quench free radicals and maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels.” Bergamot’s unique abilities dampen HMG-CoA reductase to control cholesterol, balancing it far better than traditional therapies.”

We suggest people begin by taking 2 capsules per day and get their blood levels re-checked within 60-90 days.

We use Bergamot BPF for our patients.

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