Boost Heart Health Naturally with Bergamot

By Team Adesso | Posted May 21, 2024

Are you looking for natural ways to boost your heart health? At Adesso, we are too, and Bergamot may be a secret, natural way to boost your heart health. 

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Let’s face it, as women, when we hit our 40s and 50s, our risk for cardiovascular disease goes up. High cholesterol is an unfortunately common issue for women and can increase cardiovascular disease risk. Luckily, recent studies have shown that bergamot (Citrus bergamia) may be a beneficial natural alternative for lowering cholesterol levels. Lowered cholesterol leads to reduced markers for cardiovascular diseases.


Berga–what? Bergamot!

Bergamot is a citrus fruit native to the Mediterranean region. It has a sweet-tart flavor and is used in teas, perfumes, cosmetics, and liquors. The active ingredients in bergamot are polyphenol compounds that have antioxidant properties. These polyphenols give bergamot its potential cholesterol-lowering effect and its anti-inflammatory properties.

Bergamot supplementation can reduce cholesterol and potentially improve insulin sensitivity.

Recent clinical studies have shown that bergamot supplementation can reduce total cholesterol levels by up to 20%. This reduction was more significant in those with higher baseline cholesterol levels than those with lower baseline levels. 


Additionally, studies have shown that bergamot supplementation can reduce markers of inflammation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), by up to 32%. This reduction in inflammation could potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  


Bergamot supplementation has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood pressure levels, which can help protect against heart disease.

This best-kept secret fruit has been used traditionally for centuries.


However, bergamot has only recently been studied scientifically, and recognized for its potential health benefits. While more research needs to be done to fully understand how this traditional remedy works, it appears that there are many potential benefits associated with taking bergamot supplements or drinking bergamot tea on a regular basis. 


That being said, women should consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen or making dietary changes. This ensures they get the most benefit from this natural remedy without any adverse effects on their health or well-being.