The story begins in the highly acclaimed Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Atherosclerosis Unit in Rome Italy.
Inquisitive, highly skilled researchers were scratching their heads.
These heart disease experts wondered why the incidence of heart disease in the Cambrian Region of Southern Italy was significantly less than it was in other areas of their country.
What they discovered may boggle your mind as it has mine. Who would have guessed that the inside peal of a citrus fruit could reduce nearly every key risk factor of heart disease and lower the possiblility of having a heart attack?
Alan Sosin, MD, Director of The Institute for Progressive Medicine provides a summary;
"Citrus Bergamot shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol 29%, lower LDL cholesterol by 27% and triglycerides by 34%.
"It has benefits superior to statins inreducing triglycerides, raising HDL (good) cholesterol, and altering the size of LDL molecules from small and dense to large and fluffy thus reducing their plaque-forming effect.
"Bergamot citrus has also demonstrated a blood sugar lowering effect. Thus it can help control insulin resistance and diabetes, while at the same time managing the almost universal lipid abnormalities seen in diabetics."
David Lebovitz provides us with a word picture of this delicious medicinal fruit;
"During citrus season, if you're lucky, you'll run across something called a bergamot.
"They're not brilliant yellow like regular lemons, but a sort of orangey color, and when split open, they're quite juicy and the flavor is much sweeter than regular lemons. In fact, they often call them citrons doux, which translates to 'sweet lemons.'"
Pictured on the left is Dr. Ross Walker, a practicing holistic
cardiologist in Australia, who is a extremely excited about this life changing new
He believes so strongly in this alternative to Lipitor that he is the largest physician prescriber of bergamot in his country. He has switched more than a thousand patients to citrus bergamot during the last two years.
The amazing properties of the bergamot citrus were first presented to the world in a comprehensive and through clinical study published in the November 2010 issue of the Italian "Fitoterapia" journal.
Researchers first became interested in citrus bergamot's therapeutic potential when they noted that heart disease was less prevalent in the eastern side of Italy's boot than on the western side.
"The only difference was that the people on eastern side cooked with bergamot oranges," Dr. Walker reported.
An estimated 75 million Americans have metabolic syndrome, a constellation of symptoms associated with increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The condition is characterized by obesity, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.
"This is the only supplement on the planet that works on every parameter of metabolic syndrome," says Australian cardiologist Ross Walker, M.D.
The pharmaceutical industry must be shaking in their boots about this discovery, and are no doubt trying to come up a drug that can compete with this natural inexpensive remedy.
Bergamot's cardio-protective and cholesterol-lowering antioxidants is exciting, given the fact that the drugs used to treat heart disease, our nation's number one killer, are largely ineffective and come with a whole host of dangerous side effects.
Cardiologists around the world are taking notice of the benefits of citrus bergamot extract, and are offering it to their patients instead of statin drugs, which have significant side effects.
"This is the biggest discovery in cardiovascular health since CoQ10 and fish oil.This remarkable citrus extract from the southern coast of Italy is clinically shown to improve cholesterol ratios in as little as 30 days!"
Dr. Julian Whitaker, a pioneer and trusted authority of alternative medicine says, "Discover the "Heart Miracle" in this Italian fruit.
"I'm thrilled to recommend Citrus Bergamot, a powerful, all-natural ingredient that provides TOTAL cholesterol support by targeting all the critical elements of cholesterol management."
Bergamot has no known side effects, however it is not recommended that it be taken with statin drugs. The the combination could cause your cholesterol to go too low and our body and brain need cholesterol for healthy heart and brain health.
Lipitor and other statin drugs have been shown to cause serious side effects, including an increased risk for developing diabetes, especially among older women!
Test results achieved in 30 day period.
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"Gene: I just wanted to take a minute and share with you the results of my latest blood work.
"My total cholesterol was 114, my LDL was 48, my HDL was 51 (up from 35), and my triglycerides were 111.
"These numbers have blown my doctor's mind. He has tried for years to get my HDL up above 40.
The only thing different that I am doing is taking the Cardio Support Formula with Red Yeast Rice, Citrus Bergamot and CoQ10...along with Krill Oil and the exercise program that you outlined for me.
"I don't know which of these did the trick, or if it was a combination, but these are the best numbers I have ever had....Thank You BIG TIME!"
Odis Summers, Lubbock, TX
We investigated the effect of citrus bergamot extract (BPF) in diet-induced hyperlipemia in Wistar rats and in 237 patients suffering from hyperlipemia either associated or not with hyperglycaemia.
BPF, given orally for 30 days to both rats and patients, reduces total and LDL cholesterol levels (an effect accompanied by elevation of cHDL), triglyceride levels and by a significant decrease in blood glucose.
Moreover, Citrus Bergamot Extract (BPF) inhibited HMG-CoA reductase activity and enhanced reactive vasodilation thus representing an efficient phytotherapeutic approach in combating hyperlipemic and hyperglycaemic disorders.
In layman's language this means Citrus Bergamot Extract improved cholesterol and reduced inflammation!David Lebovitz paints a word picture of bergamot