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Citrus Bergamot Extract is an extraction of several phytochemical compounds from the bergamot citrus fruit. These compounds include a wide array of flavonoids and have been found to offer a number of health benefits when taken as a supplement including a reduction in cholesterol and improvements in blood cell health and function.
Bergamot Extract is most promising due to its effects on cholesterol, in one human trial researchers found using supplementing Bergamot Extract caused a drop in total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose coupled with a significant increase in HDL levels. All of these benefits were achieved with no adverse side effects.
When used as a supplement for managing cholesterol, 1000 mg of Bergamont Extract should be taken per day until cholesterol reaches optimal levels. After this, a 500 mg maitenence dose is recommended and can be taken indefinitely.
It is not recommended to take more than 1500 mg of Citrus Bergamont Extract per day.
Citrus Bergamot Extract is very well tolerated and rarely presents any adverse side effects, with mild heart burn being the most commonly reported side effect. That said, it's best to consult your physician before using Citrus Bergamot Extract if you're already on prescription medications for lowering cholesterol.
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