Nutri Lifescience Bergamonte is a new supplement targeted to support cardiovascular and endocrine health. Bergamonte from Nutri Lifescience LLC, Bradenton, FL, is made from bergamot (Citrus Bergamia Risso), a citrus plant that grows almost exclusively in the Calabria region in Italy. The juice and albedo of bergamot has a unique profile of flavonoids and glycosides, such as neoeriocitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin and poncirin. Naringin has been shown to be beneficial in animal models of atherosclerosis, while neoeriocitrin and rutin have been found to exhibit a strong capacity to prevent LDL from oxidation. Bergamot juice is rich in brutieridine and melitidine, compounds with an ability to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that affects cholesterol.
Bergamonte contains bioactive compounds of extract of bergamot juice and albedo, standardized to greater than 30% polyphenolic flavanoids consisting of naringin, neohesperidin, neoeriocitrin, 1% melitidine, and 2% brutelidine. Bergamonte is produced using a patented extraction technology — U.S. Patent # 20110223271. These flavanoids are clinically shown to help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and increase HDL-cholesterol.