Today I want to introduce you to a natural way to address cholesterol concerns by highlighting how bergamot extract lowers cholesterol. And without side effects.
In most cases the medical community will recommend taking a statin drug to lower a person’s cholesterol. And while statin drugs are very effective in doing this, they can have some significant side effects such as:
Statins reduce CoQ10, which is needed for energy production in every cell, especially the heart. There is a direct link to an increase in congestive heart failure with the increase use of statins.
Statins reduce vitamin K2, which your body uses to regulate calcium levels in the vascular system. As vitamin K2 decreases the potential for vascular calcification increases.
Statins reduce ketone production, which can then accelerate the aging process.
Increased risk for cancer: Breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
Increased risk for diabetes.
Muscular issues like pain and muscle wasting.
Increased risk for cataracts.
In today’s medical world cholesterol has become the enemy. Yet healthy cholesterol levels are key to good health.
Because cholesterol is need for proper cell membrane integrity. In fact, without cholesterol you would just be a pool of living matter, instead of an upright thinking human being.
Cholesterol is also essential for your brain, which contains about 25 percent of the cholesterol in your body. It’s critical for synapse formation, i.e. the connections between your neurons, which allow you to think, learn new things, and form memories. So perhaps it’s not surprising that memory loss is widely reported in association with statin use.
Bergamot Extract Lowers Cholesterol – The Real Issue That Needs To Be Addressed
In this confusing world of cholesterol, the medical community has highlighted “Good Cholesterol” which is High Density Lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol. And “Bad Cholesterol” which is Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol.
According to the medical community it’s this LDL or Bad cholesterol that causes vascular inflammation that then leads to plaque formation. In left untreated, this plaque grows over time and narrows the interior of the artery. This increase your risk for heart attacks and strokes.
But the real culprit in this process is not LDL cholesterol but oxidized LDL cholesterol.
Free radicals oxidize LDL cholesterol, which then causes vascular inflammation leading to plaque formation.
And if free radicals remain in your system, then the plaque will continue to grow as more oxidized LDL cholesterol is added to it. Additionally, it will be “unstable” plaque that significantly increases your risk for heart attacks and strokes.
To summarize there are really two main issues:
High amounts of free radicals to oxidized LDL cholesterol.
High amounts of LDL cholesterol that then increase the potential for more oxidized LDL cholesterol.
This then gives us a pathway to look at a natural way to address this issue, which is to safely lower LDL cholesterol and significantly reduce free radicals in your body.
Bergamot Extract Lowers Cholesterol – Safe and Effective
In my article “To Stent or Not To Stent” I presented information from the ISCHEMIA study that highlighted how drugs and lifestyle changes were as effective in treating stable plaque as stenting.
Well one lifestyle change is to incorporate bergamot extract into your diet.
The bergamot orange is grown in the a particular region of Italy. The combination of mild year-round weather with rich volcanic soils produce a fruit that is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are complex molecules found mainly in fruits and vegetables. And they have been shown to have significant health benefits.
Specific to these bergamot oranges grown in Italy are two polyphenols called:
In fact, these two polyphenols are only found in bergamot oranges.
Why is this significant?
Because both brutieridin and melitidin have statin-like properties in lowering your liver’s ability to produce cholesterol. And they do it without side effects.
Here’s a human clinical study highlighted by the Cleveland Clinic in their article titled “Bergamot Extract May Lower Your Cholesterol”
In one of the studies, published in 2013 in the International Journal of Cardiology, 77 patients took 1,000 milligrams daily of bergamot extract over one month. The participants’ cholesterol dropped from an average of 278 milligrams per deciliter of blood to 191.
The study researchers also reported that adding bergamot allowed them to cut by half participants’ dosage of the cholesterol drug rosuvastatin without reducing its effectiveness.
In the above study bergamot extract lowers cholesterol by an average of 87 milligrams per deciliter. And improves the effectiveness of a statin drug so that the amount needed can be significantly reduced.
And in another study done on patients who received 500 or 1000 mg of bergamot polyphenol fraction for 30 days saw a significant reduction in:
and Blood Glucose
Additionally, these study participants also had a significant increase in HDL “Good” cholesterol all without side effects.
Earlier this year PubMed published an excellent article titled “Clinical application of bergamot (Citrus bergamia) for reducing high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease markers.” This article summarizes the results of multiple studies on how effective bergamot extract is in naturally addressing cholesterol levels.
Bergamot Extract Lowers Cholesterol – Clinical Study on F105
There is a natural supplement called Metabolic LDL, which combines 500 mg of bergamot extract with 9 different fruit and vegetable extracts that have high ORAC values. The higher the ORAC value of an ingredient the higher it’s antioxidant properties to reduce free radical damage.
This natural supplement is the clinically studied F105 created by Dr. Matthew Tripp and the research scientists at the Hughes Center for Research and Innovation. Published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, F105 helps those with diabetic issue experience:
27% reduction in triglycerides
19% reduction in oxLDL
25% reduction in LDL/HDL
27% reduction in triglycerides/HDL
25% reduction in oxLDL/HDL
Here is a video on this unique, and highly effective product:
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I personally use this product for the antioxidant benefits of preventing free radical damage. And by using my link you can obtain the product at the wholesale cost instead of the retail price.
Whether you use Metabolic LDL or another bergamot extract just make sure that it is sourced from the southern coast of Italy. As the research shows bergamot extract lowers cholesterol and can be an effective way to improve your overall cardiovascular health.