The History of Bergamot
Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia Risso) is a citrus plant that grows almost exclusively in the narrow coastal Calabria region in Southern Italy, due to sensitivity to the weather and soil conditions. Bergamot juice was traditionally recognized by the local population as a remedy for supporting healthy cholesterol level and cardiovascular health. The medicinal use of bergamot, forgotten for decades, is now being rediscovered.
The juice and albedo of bergamot has a unique profile of flavonoid and glycosides, such as neoeriocitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin and poncirin. Naringin have been shown to be beneficial in animal models of atherosclerosis, while neoeriocitrin and rutin have been found to exhibit a strong capacity to prevent LDL from oxidation. Importantly, bergamot juice is rich in brutieridine and melitidine with an ability to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase.
Patented, Standardized, Clinically Tested
Bergamonte® contains bioactive compounds of extract of the juice and albedo of Citrus bergamia Risso, standardized to >38% polyphenolic flavanoids consisting of naringin, neohesperidin, neoeriocitrin, 1% melitidin, and 2% brutieridin. Bergamonte® is produced using patented extraction technology through collaborative works of various universities and research institutions in Italy.
These flavonoids are clinically proven to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels†, healthy blood glucose level, increase HDL-cholesterol, and promoting healthy weight management.
Benefits of Bergamonte®
- Cardiovascular Health
- Supports Healthy Cholesterol
- Supports Healthy Blood Sugar
- Healthy Weight Loss