BergaMet Advanced, formerly Bergamet Pro+, tablets contain citrus bergamot extract from the Calabrian Citrus Bergamot fruit to help lower your cholesterol and triglycerides down to within normal limits naturally and without side effects. Ongoing studies indicate that bergamot citrus fruit, used in Earl Grey tea, helps to reduce high cholesterol levels as well as having numerous other benefits.
BergaMet, from Calabrian Citrus Bergamot, represents an efficient nutritional approach to maintaining healthy cholesterol and supporting cardiovascular health.
Bergamet Advanced - Calabrian Citrus Bergamot 60 Tablets Key Benefits:
- Rich in antioxidants, formulated for cardiovascular health
- May support weight management programs in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise
- Used by experts as part of a dietary management program to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
- 47% polyphenols unlike many other brands with much lower levels.
- Contains 500mg Calabrian Citrus Bergamot (BJE100) -100% Bergamot Juice Extract, plus the finest Olea Europea leaf extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C and Zinc.
- No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
- Free from wheat, gluten, fish, egg, dairy and lactose.
- Organically grown. All ingredients non GMO
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
A double blind placebo clinical trial conducted at the Dept of Cardiology of the University of Rome " Tor Vergata " and at the Vascular Medicine and Artherosclerosis Unit Cardiology, Villa Salus Medical Center, Marinella on 237 patients produced the following conclusion.
- Bergamot could be an effective nutraceutical approach to support cardiovascular health.
Find out more about Bergamet Advanced in Shabir Daya's (Victoria Health's pharmacist) article
Directions: As a food supplement, take one tablet twice daily, 20-30 minutes before the two main meals. It is extremely important to take Bergamet before meals.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before taking. Food supplements are not to be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the daily dose.
Each tablet contains:
500mg Citrus Aurantium Fruit Extract - Bergamot (BJE 100) 100% Bergamot Juice Extract
50mg Olea Europaealeaf extract (Olive leaf)
50mg Alpha Lipoic Acid
50mg Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
15.56mg Zinc citrate dihydrate ( equiv 5mg zinc)
What is Calabrian Citrus Bergamot?
Citrus Bergamot is endemic to the Calabrian region of southern Italy, where the unique soil and climate combine to produce Bergamot juice with uniquely high concentrations of polyphenols. The benefits of this juice for the cardiovascular system were unknown for centuries, despite the fact that the bitter juice has been taken traditionally by locals as a general health tonic. Now, researchers at the University of Cantanzaro in Italy have discovered that Calabrian bergamot maybe a way to help manage cholesterol using diet.
How does BergaMet differ from grapefruit, and does it have some of the same side effects?
Although BergaMet has some similar antioxidants to grapefruit, grapefruit has a profound effect on the metabolic pathways within the liver thus blocking many drugs, whereas BergaMet does not appear to have the same effect and therefore appears safe to take with all medications.
Why is it important to take BergaMet prior to meals.What if I forget?
BergaMet has three main modes of action. One of these is to block cholesterol absorption in the gut similar to the plant sterols. This is why we suggest you take BergaMet before meals. Don't worry if you forget. Its other actions are more important. Take it as soon as you remember. The main thing is to take it twice a day.
Can I take Bergamet along with my prescribed statin?
You can take Bergamet with your statin. However, we advise that you do not stop taking your medication unless advised by your medical practitioner.
Can people stop taking statins immediately, after starting to take BergaMet?
If you are on a statin, you should never stop this without your doctor’s permission and supervision. If you have been taking statins for any length of time, sudden cessation may lead to a marked rise in cholesterol over the initial levels. This is because statins block the last step in cholesterol production and when these are stopped, there is often an over- reaction of the blocked enzyme system lasting for a 6-8 week period. A natural product , such as BergaMet is not strong enough to overcome this effect initially, and would not be expected to reduce cholesterol for at least a 2-3 months under these circumstances.
Can people take BergaMet whilst also taking Warfarin?
There is no known interaction between Warfarin and BergaMet and therefore from the studies to date this appears a perfectly safe thing to do.
Is it safe to take with other medication?
There are no reported interactions of Bergamet with other medication, including warfarin.
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