The Disease Killing Millions Of Americans (And The Potential Solution) | BergaMet North America

The Disease Killing Millions Of Americans (And The Potential Solution)

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, accounting for nearly 700,000 deaths every year. In 2020, that number was greater than deaths from COVID, accidents, and diabetes combined, and there are similar figures across the developed world.

Heart Disease: The Cause and Solution

Clogged arteries are the main cause of heart disease and LDL cholesterol is the thing that causes those blockages. Also known as “bad” cholesterol, LDL builds up on the artery walls while HDL, the “good” cholesterol, removes those particles and carries them to the liver.

Improving heart health, therefore, is about reducing LDL cholesterol while maintaining healthy HDL levels.

Statins were developed solely for this purpose. Also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, these lipid-lowering drugs are some of the most prescribed medications in the United States and are thought to save the lives of an extra 4.3 people per 1,000 every year.

Statins are far from perfect, though. 1 in 10 users will experience side effects and to some, those side effects can render the drug unusable.

To remedy this issue and ensure that we continue the fight against heart disease, healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to natural substances and bergamot extract is at the forefront of that research.

A Natural Solution for High Cholesterol

Bergamot is a fruit sourced from southern Italy. It has been used as a food, flavoring, and medicine for many years and is prized for its rich flavonoid and glycoside profile, including rutin, poncirin, naringin, neoeriocitrin, and neohesperidin.

In isolation, these compounds have a strong antioxidant effect; in combination, they provide an array of health benefits.

Bergamot’s unique antioxidant composition helps to prevent LDL oxidation while inhibiting the production of HMG-CoA reductase, thus limiting the body’s ability to produce LDL cholesterol.

The less LDL there is, the fewer clogged arteries there will be, and when that happens, the risk of heart disease drops significantly.

More importantly, as bergamot extracts are produced from natural bergamot fruits, there is no serious risk of side effects or contraindications and it can be used as a standalone product or in combination with prescription drugs (including statins).

Benefiting from Bergamot

There are lots of bergamot extracts on the market, but ours is the only one to have been approved by the Accademia del Bergamotto in Calabria, Italy. We use a patented process to create a more efficacious product, with a higher concentration of those beneficial flavonoids than you’ll find in bergamot juice.

The formulation used in products like Cholesterol Command has been the subject of an array of clinical trials. These trials were conducted on the exact same formulation, so you know that the product you take is the same one that delivered so many positive results.

These results include clinical studies highlighting the product’s ability to:

  • Reduce levels of LDL cholesterol
  • Support overall cardiovascular health and metabolic health
  • Improve HDL cholesterol
  • Provide results similar to prescription statins
  • Improve heart health without the risk of side effects
  • Work in conjunction with statins to provide more benefits

A Holistic Approach

Statins work by blocking a substance that your body uses to make cholesterol. It’s a localized, effective, but imperfect solution.

Natural remedies adopt more of a holistic approach as they contain a wealth of compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Where bergamot is concerned, it’s just as effective at maintaining optimal brain and liver health as it is at reducing cholesterol. It could also help with pain management, immune support, and general health and wellbeing.