The juice and rind of the bergamot fruit (Citrus bergamia risso) has long been hailed in the Calabrian region of Italy, where it naturally grows, as a healthful tonic for the heart and blood vessels.* Oil extraction studies show that bergamot fruit contains a variety of characteristic Citrus species flavanone rutinosides and neohesperosides, derived from naringenin, eriodictyol, and hesperetin. In addition, it contains a number of minor flavanone and flavone glycosides, not found in orange and lemon peels.
A clinical trial on healthy human subjects at the University of Rome suggest this purified extract may support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, concluding:
- BergaMet™ MEGA could be an effective nutriceutical approach to promote cardiovascular health.*
- BergaMet™ MEGA contributes to maintaining healthy normal cholesterol in healthy people.*
- BergaMet™ MEGA supports healthy blood glucose levels.*
DIRECTIONS: Take 1 tablet twice daily, 20-30 minutes before the two largest meals of the day. It is extremely important to take BergaMet™ MEGA before meals.
CAUTION: Do not take during pregnancy or when lactating. Vitamins supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.
Below is a video filmed at a medical conference containing interviews with the founder of the company that produces BergaMet and a physician from the University of Colorado School of Medicine who is familiar its use.