Cardiovascular disease hits over 610,000 people in the US every year. The number continues to grow year-on-year. It’s clear when facing this stark reality, pre-emptive measures need to be taken to ensure good cardiovascular health.
Bergamot is one of the compounds that has shown immense promise in being able to protect us. A key regulator of cholesterol, research has shown Bergamot has the exciting properties of being able to work similarly to statin drugs but in a natural capacity: activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), that regulates blood sugars and fats. This has the knock-on effect of helping to preserve coronary arteries by maintaining inflammatory balance.
Bergamot also shows exciting capabilities in gradually helping to reduce anxiety and stress levels, another powerful benefit given the increase in mental health struggles in our society.