Cholesterol Lowering – The Natural Way

Last Friday I viewed a story (on ACA news program) about a powerful, natural cholesterol lowering supplement.

It’s from an Italian fruit called Citrus Bergamot Risso. It looks the colour of a lemon, but more rounded like an orange.

It appears that it acts as a powerful antioxidant, lowers blood glucose levels, reduces blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides, increases good cholesterol.  It’s all natural, clinically tested, by the University of Rome, who ran extensive double blind (the gold standard) clinical trials to prove the effectiveness.  It seems that the people of Calabria, in Southern Italy, have long known about the benefits of this fruit. This region produces 80% of the worldwide production.

The results of the clinical trials suggest that Bergamet may offer a safe alternative drugs in combating hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) in patients suffering from statins toxicity. Statins unfortunately deplete the production of CoQ10.  Bergamot lowers cholesterol levels without affecting CoQ10 production. As you get older, your body’s CoQ10 poduction slows down and less of it is stored in reserve. CoQ10 is an essential cofactor for energy production in your body and your heart requires especially high levels of it. It is this depletion of CoQ10 that causes muscle fatigue in many people taking statins.

A double blind placebo clinical trial conducted at the Dept of Cardiology of the University of Rome “ Tor Vergata “ and at the Vascular Medicine and Artherosclerosis Unit Cardiology, Villa Salus Medical Center, Marinella on 238 patients produced the following data:

1. Bergamot could be an effective nutriceutical approach to prevent artherosclerosos in patients.
2. Bergamot contributes to lowering plasma cholesterol and lipids in patients, in a range of potency comparable with currently used hypolipidemic drugs such as statins.
3. Bergamot reduces blood glucose by 15%-23% thus offering an alternative approach to control the pre-diabetic states in patients with metabolic syndrome.
4. Bergamot efficiently lowered Total Cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol), without inducing any side effects.

So, it’s probably worth your time to take a closer look at the product.  Of course, you must discuss taking any supplement with your medical adviser. The company’s website is www.bergamet.com, though I have noticed some other websites as well.