What qualities does bergamot possess that other citrus fruits do not?
Compared to other species of citrus, bergamot contains high numbers of unique polyphenols (plant chemicals) – antioxidants essential in support of overall mind and body health. Two of these, named Brutelidin and Melitidin, affect cholesterol biosynthesis and are not found in any other citrus derivatives.
Does BergaMet help support overall vessel health?
In studies to date, BergaMet appears to have a beneficial effect on both arterial stiffness and endothelial function, the most important measures of vessel health and function. This occurs regardless of any effects on blood cholesterol levels.
How does BergaMet support healthy blood glucose levels?
BergaMet may have an effect on blood glucose because of its effects on cells’ “energy receptors.” In some patients, these energy receptors are partially “jammed,” and the only way the body knows to respond is by making more insulin. BergaMet acts on this receptor to facilitate opening, thus allowing more sugar to enter the cell.
How does bergamot differ from grapefruit, and does it have any of the side effects that patients experience with grapefruit?
Although bergamot contains one similar polyphenol to that found in grapefruit, grapefruit also has a profound effect on the metabolic pathways within the liver. Thus, grapefruit is responsible for blocking many medications. On the other hand, bergamot does not appear to have the same effect on the metabolic function of the liver, can be taken with most medications.
Is BergaMet a natural supplement?
Yes, BergaMet is a naturally sourced bergamot extract supplement, with no added colors, flavors or preservatives. It is also free of wheat, gluten, fish, egg, dairy, and lactose.’