The unique flavonoids in citrus bergamia (Bergamonte®) have been previously shown to have potent cardioprotective properties including effective cholesterol support. Further research indicates that citrus bergamia flavonoids have additional beneficial properties which affect disease progression and longevity.(1)
Cardiovascular Health - Studies show that Bergamonte® decreases triglycerides, plasma blood glucose and dangerous small LDL particles (VLDL), which damage ateries and accelerate atherosclerosis. Furthermore Bergamonte® increases healthy HDL while maintaining essential levels of large LDL.
Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory - These effects are systemic in nature and are believed responsible for the powerful action of Bergamonte® in supporting cardiovascular health as well as protection against degenerative diseases.
Longevity: Activates AMPK - AMP kinase (AMPK) is involved in an important regulator of glucose and fatty acid metabolism. AMPK activation is tightly coupled with longevity, including "energy metabolism, stress resistance, and cellular proteostasis." AMPK signaling is involved with activation of other longevity activators including FOXO and SIRT1. AMPK activation becomes inhibited with age. (2) Bergamonte® activates AMPK.
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(1) HP Ingredients October 2016.
(2) Salminen A, et al. Age-related changes in AMPK activation: Role for AMPK phosphatases and inhibitory phosphorylation by upstream signaling pathways. Ageing Res Rev. 2016 Jul;