Bergamot works by helping reduce levels of lipids (cholesterols and triglycerides) absorbed after meals, as well as reduces internal formation of cholesterol, promoting overall cholesterol and cardiovascular health. Bergamot also helps glucose enter cells, which can be beneficial for overall metabolic health.
Frequently Asked Questions
BergaMet Quick Fact Sheet
- Helps supports overall cholesterol, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological health
- Naturally sourced with no known side effects
- Always speak with your doctor before beginning any supplement regimen
How does bergamot work, and what areas of health does it address?
How many people take BergaMet?
Globally, more than 6000 patients are currently taking BergaMet.
Are there any known side effects for patients taking BergaMet?
Over 17 clinical trials have shown no significant side effects clearly correlating with the use of BergaMet to date.
When should I expect to see results after starting to take BergaMet?
BergaMet usually helps patients feel healthier and more energetic within a few weeks of regular use. The best time to measure cholesterol is around six months after starting to take BergaMet - usually after any associated weight loss appears to be stable, since active weight loss causes a temporary rise in cholesterol levels.
What is the proper dosage and strength for bergamot supplements?
Based on numerous clinical trials, the minimum effective dosage and strength is 1000mg with a BPF (bergamot polyphenolic fraction) of 38 percent. All BergaMet products meet or exceed these standards - in fact, ours is the only product available to the general public that meets these minimum requirements.
How does BergaMet compare to other natural products such as red yeast rice and policosanol?
Bergamot, the key ingredient in all BergaMet products, is the only natural compound that works simultaneously on cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose.
What qualities does bergamot possess that other citrus fruits do not?
Compared to other species of citrus, bergamot contains high numbers of unique polyphenols - antioxidants essential in support of overall mind and body health. Two of these, named Brutelidin and Melitidin, assist in the inhibition of cholesterol biosynthesis and are not found in any other citrus derivatives.
Does BergaMet have any effect on neuroprotection?
Experimental studies have recently revealed that bergamot extract may have a protective effect on brain tissues.
Does bergamot have anti-inflammatory qualities?
Recent studies have shown that the antioxidant molecules contained in bergamot may contribute to anti-inflammatory effects and have a positive effect on pain sensitivity.
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 a beneficial 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. This is most likely also why BergaMet helps support healthy blood pressure and HDL.
How does BergaMet help support healthy weight?
BergaMet works by activating AMPK, which is the metabolic trigger for the breakdown of fat and sugar in the body. AMPK is considered to be a key therapeutic target in support of healthy weight and metabolism.
Does BergaMet have any additional benefits?
In studies to date, BergaMet appears to have a beneficial effect on arterial stiffness. This has been shown to occur regardless of any effects on blood cholesterol levels.
How does bergamot differ from grapefruit, and does it have any of the side effects that patients experience with grapefruit?
Although bergamot contains some similar antioxidants to those 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, and therefore appears safe to take with most medications.
Why is it important to take BergaMet prior to meals? Is there still a benefit to taking BergaMet after meals?
It is important to take BergaMet before eating because BergaMet works by assisting in blocking cholesterol absorption in the gut, which it can only optimize if it is in your system before food enters. There is still somewhat of a positive effect to taking BergaMet after eating, though, so if you forget before a meal, you should still take it after instead.
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.’
What if I have a question you haven’t addressed here?
* Results may vary from person to person. Always consult your doctor before beginning any supplement regimen. This product does not claim to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. BergaMet is a dietary supplement and has not been approved by the FDA. *