Best Bergamonte Polyphenols is a nutrient complex extracted from the exotic bergamot citrus using advanced solvent-free technology. Neoeriocitrin, naringin, and neohesperidin, together with the melitidine and brutelidine unique to this fruit, help account for the exceptional potency and fast-acting effects of this product. In a double-blind clinical trial this unique combination provided remarkable support for several key measures of circulatory wellness.
-Promotes healthy blood vessel tone*
-Supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within the normal range*
-Supports healthy blood glucose levels already within the normal range*
Supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels already in the normal range*
Helps maintain normal blood sugar levels when used as part of a healthy diet*
Promotes healthy vascular tone*
Building upon remarkable results from animal studies, a groundbreaking bergamot study in humans was published in 2011. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 237 participants were given either placebo or bergamot polyphenol fraction (BPF) for 30 days. The study focused on several different cardiovascular parameters, including blood lipids and a subgroup of participants with Metabolic Syndrome (this syndrome is not a disease, but rather a cluster of health factors to keep an eye on). The BPF used in the study was concentrated bergamot juice in powder form, at a dose of either 500 mg or 1000 mg daily, taken before meals. The BPF contained the same five standardized major flavonoids that are in Best Bergamonte Polyphenols: neoeriocitrin, naringin neohesperidin, melitidine and brutelidine. The results of this intricate trial were impressive. In just one month, 500 or 1000 mg of bergamot polyphenol was shown to support favorable triglyceride and HDL levels in the majority of participants. Furthermore, BPF was shown to be helpful for the subgroup with Metabolic Syndrome, and measurements of flow-mediated vasodilation suggested support for maintaining healthy vascular tone. The researchers conclude that the results of this study suggest BPF produces complex effects on metabolic regulation, offering a wide range of benefits.
Scientists are still working out which biochemical pathways in the body would explain the beneficial effects of these polyphenols. Since the polyphenols seem to promote several advantageous actions, several theories have been considered. One is that the polyphenols interact with the NF-kB pathway, calming down the transmission of oxidative signals (relieving oxidative stress). Similar to the known activity of flavonoids in other citrus fruits, the positive impact of this is often seen at the level of endothelial cells (those cells lining the blood vessel walls). Another explanation for some ofbergamot's benefits is that flavonoids such as the melitidine and brutieridine in bergamot juice have structural similarities to an enzyme that influences healthy blood lipid metabolism in the body. Further research in human populations is warranted to confirm the fantastic results that have been reported thus far.
Serving Size: 2 Capsule
Servings per container: 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
Ascorbic acid 100 mg 166%
Bergamonte Citrus Bergamia Risso 500 mg *
Extract (30% flavanones, comprised of Neoeriocitrin, Naringin, and Neohesperidin, minimum 1% Melitidine and 2% Brutelidine).
* Percent Daily Values Not Established.
Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), microcrystalline cellulose.
Take 1 capsule twice daily before meals, or as recommended by a nutritionally informed physician.
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Does Not Contain:
Milk, egg, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, sweeteners, starch, salt, or preservatives