Excited to try this product. Due to sugar issues caused by Niacin, I had to cut my Niacin. I was looking for something else to help with cholesterol issues. I am very hopeful that it will help raise my HDL and lower my LDL. A bit annoying that I can't just take one pill. For the first month, 2 pills twice a day and then just 2 pills after that. Thankfully, the pills are not that big. That's a lot of pills. Doesn't look like it has any side effects.
I did my blood test 30 days ago, and another one the day before yesterday. During the 30 days I ordered and took this supplement not really expecting that much but the blood results I got yesterday were quote a surprise. My Total Cholesterol went from 327 to 248, LDL from 212 to 176 and Triglycerides from 165 to 96. I took two tablets in the morning and two after dinner and didnt make any other dramatic changes to my diet or workout. Quite surprised and also thankful I wont be getting on statins. Will continue taking for another month and see what happens after another 30 days
Several studies have shown that bergamot may help to reduce overall cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol. It may also help to increase “good” HDL cholesterol and has the potential to be an effective supplement to cholesterol drugs, per WebMd. Combining Bergamonte®, an extract that contains bioactive compounds from the juice and rind of Citrus bergamia Risso (standardized to >38% polyphenolic flavanoids consisting of naringin, neohesperidin, neoeriocitrin, 1% melitidin, and 2% brutieridin) with pine phytosterols makes sense. Pine phytosterols were the first source of phytosterols shown to lower serum cholesterol from the earliest studies conducted on chickens in the early 1950 through human studies into the 1970s. If you want to reduce serum cholesterol derived form exogenous (dietary) cholesterol, this product should do thet rick.