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Worried About Cholesterol? Then You Need to Know About This Citrus Fruit


If you listen to your doctor, you’ll be told that you need to be on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug — most likely for the rest of your life. And unfortunately, many people never question this bad advice.

But if you’re reading this, I’d bet you’re interested in a safer, more natural solution.

Americans spend over $20 billion each year on statin drugs,[1] which are prescribed under the guise of decreasing your risk for heart trouble by “improving” cholesterol ratios.

But are statins as safe and effective as we’ve been led to believe? The answer to this question may shock you.

Please keep reading, and I’ll explain why the conventional strategy for lowering cholesterol is deeply flawed.

Plus, I’ll let you in on a secret that the drug companies don’t want you to know about. New research is showing that there is a safe, effective and all natural solution out there that can balance your cholesterol levels quicker than you may have thought possible.

Statins Are a Miracle Drug…For Big Pharma

Since they hit pharmacy shelves in 1987, statins have become Big Pharma’s best-selling drugs of all time. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year marketing these medications, hoping to sign up as many poor souls as possible for a lifetime of pill popping.

And their efforts have paid off. By some estimates, 1 in 3 people over the age of 50 are on a statin drug, and recent prescribing guideline changes mean that millions more healthy people could soon be taking these pills.[2] Yet emerging research is showing that statins are not the wonder drugs they were once thought to be.

The Deadly Truth About Statin Drugs

Don’t get duped. Statins may make your “numbers” look good, but as a recent review published in the BMJ suggests, they do little to decrease your overall cardiovascular risk.

According to lead author John Abramson of Harvard Medical School, the data shows that statins don’t reduce your risk of being hospitalized for a heart problem or even of dying from a heart-related event over a 10-year period.[4]

And any benefits these drugs might provide is far eclipsed by the long, scary list of side effects. Fatigue, muscle soreness, headaches, dizziness, nausea and memory problems are common, and if you’re particularly unlucky, you might end up with permanent nerve damage, liver problems or diabetes.

As reported by USA Today, statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.[3]

A New, Natural Solution for Balanced Cholesterol

Back in the 80s when statins made their debut, many experts truly believed they were the answer to America’s growing heart health problem.

Now, we know better. Scientists now understand that cholesterol balance is only one factor in long-term heart health, and the results of using statins to artificially block the body’s natural production of cholesterol can be utterly disastrous.

Today, experts are excited about a new natural ingredient called Bergamonte®. In fact, it’s so unique and cutting-edge, that it’s one of the few natural ingredients that has received a United States Patent. (Patent # 20110223271)

Bergamonte has yielded stunning cardiovascular benefits in gold-standard clinical research.[5,6,7] It can actually improve your cholesterol ratios quickly with no side effects!

Is Big Pharma Working to Ban This Natural Option?

Rumor has it that because the results of the scientific research on the cholesterol lowering effects of Bergamonte are so incredible, Big Pharma is working to get this natural ingredient banned from the market. Their argument is that it “works like a drug,” but the truth is, it’s simply a natural gift that works the way Mother Nature intended it to!

So I encourage you to keep reading and to check out the summary of the research on Bergamonte I’ve provided below. And if you like what you see, you may want to take action now before the drug companies conspire with the FDA to make this natural solution hard to get ahold of.

Results That Will WOW Any Doctor

Bergamonte is a patented extract of bergamot orange that has been shown in gold-standard clinical research to promote optimal heart health and cholesterol ratios by:

  • Increasing HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Promoting normal LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
  • Optimizing total cholesterol
  • Supporting healthy triglyceride levels
  • Balancing blood sugar

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that a daily dose of 500 mg of Bergamonte produced these benefits quickly and with absolutely no side effects:

  • Raised HDL cholesterol by over 22%
  • Lowered LDL cholesterol by 24%
  • Lowered total cholesterol by almost 21%
  • Lowered triglycerides by almost 30%
  • Improved blood sugar levels by almost 19%[5]

Why Lowering Blood Sugar Levels Is Critical

The fact that Bergamonte can improve blood sugar levels by almost 19% should not be overlooked. Healthy blood sugar is critical for keeping inflammatory markers down, preserving arterial health and preventing unhealthy weight gain — all of which contribute to overall cardiovascular wellness.

And, the results were even more remarkable with higher doses. Participants who took 1,000 mg of Bergamonte per day experienced even more profound cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar balancing effects.

A recent Italian study conducted over a 120-day test period echoed these results and also showed dramatically improved indicators of liver health and reduced levels of inflammatory markers. This study also showed a reduction of small dense LDL (VLDL), which can damage the arteries by building up on artery walls.

In all my years in the natural health world, I’ve never seen anything so promising for natural cholesterol support!

Produced in Southern Italy, bergamot juice has long been recognized as a cardiovascular tonic by the local population there. And now, there is solid scientific research showing that bergamot juice is rich in compounds that provide powerful multifaceted support for sustained heart health.

The Bergamonte Supplement I Recommend

I’ve never been as excited about a natural cholesterol balancer as I am about Bergamonte. However, as I was looking at the different options, I was disappointed by the lack of affordable, high-quality Bergamonte supplements out there.

That’s why I worked with the Scientific Advisory Board at my nutritional supplement company, Stop Aging Now, to develop a new Bergamonte supplement called Cholesterol360®. We have over a 20-year track record of producing cutting-edge premium grade dietary supplements, and I’m excited to add Cholesterol360 to our offerings.

For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get Cholesterol360 for as low as $19.95 a bottle — with free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal. Click here to take advantage of this special offer.

In addition to Bergamonte, Cholesterol360 contains potent, standardized extracts of green tea and grape seed, which provide additional cardiovascular benefits by:

  • Keeping blood vessels healthy
  • Preventing cholesterol oxidation
  • Promoting a healthy inflammatory response
  • Protecting against free radical damage[8,9]

Of course, nothing beats diet and exercise when it comes to evening out cholesterol, but this unique blend of Bergamonte, green tea and grape seed can give you a major advantage when it comes to ensuring a healthy cardiovascular system.

I invite you to do your own research to see what other options are out there, but here’s why I think you’ll find no other product quite like Cholesterol360:

  • Each small capsule features a potent 500 mg dose of Bergamonte® citrus extract — the very same dose that produced stunning cholesterol-balancing results in the research.
  • Cholesterol360 is enhanced with 25 mg of standardized green tea extract which provides crucial antioxidant polyphenols that have been shown to protect against cholesterol oxidation and promote a healthy inflammatory response.[8]
  • Cholesterol360 contains 25 mg of standardized grape seed extract, which is rich in antioxidants called OPCs that have been shown to promote healthy blood vessels and overall cardiovascular wellness.[9]
  • Like all Stop Aging Now products, Cholesterol360 is made in a FDA inspected facility to meet or exceed stringent USP standards for quality, purity and potency.
  • Cholesterol360 ships to you for free and comes with an amazing 365-day “any reason” guarantee. If it doesn’t improve your numbers, you can get every penny back. This way you risk nothing!

For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get Cholesterol360 for as low as $19.95 a bottle — with free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.

Click here to take advantage of this special offer.

Scientific References:

1. IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics: “The Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2011.”
2. N Engl J Med. 2014; DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa1315665.
5. “The Use of Bergamot-derived Polyphenol Fraction in Cardiometabolic Risk Prevention and its Possible Mechanisms of Action.” Cardiac Health and Polyphenols. 2014;84: 1085-1103.
6. Int J Cardiol. Dec 2013;170(2):140-5.
7. Fitoterapia. 2011;82: 309-316.
8. Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders-Drug Targets. 2007;7.2: 135-144.
9. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis. 2003;523: 87-97.

Josh Corn Joshua Corn -Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.

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21 responses to “Worried About Cholesterol? Then You Need to Know About This Citrus Fruit”

  1. Beverley Canon says:

    I tried the Cholesterol 360….didn’t work…numbers went from 168 to 226 in 3 months…sorry,I tried.

    • Carolyn Banach, MS, RD says:

      I’m sorry to hear that the Cholesterol360 did not help you. Our Customer Care Department will be contacting you shortly with a resolution. If you are still interesting in cholesterol support through natural means, you may want to try taking red yeast rice. It has a different mechanism of action, which may work better for you.

      Thank you for commenting!

  2. Margaret says:

    I have been on statin for 4 years now like the idea of a natural remedy.
    Can you let me know in sterling the cost to me including postage.

  3. Sue fraser says:

    Hi, do you post to New Zealand? Thank you, Sue

  4. Elaine says:

    How does this product compare to Red Yeast Rice for cholesterol?

    • Carolyn Banach, MS, RD says:

      Supplements for cholesterol support will usually contain red yeast rice or citrus bergamont extract. Citrus bergamont is a newer option which has a different mechanism of action in the body than red yeast rice. Essentially, it does not affect the CoQ10 pathway in the body like statins and red yeast rice can. Additionally, citrus bergamont has a broader spectrum of benefits and also supports optimal triglyceride and blood sugar levels.

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi Elaine,
      Red yeast rice is also helpful in supporting healthy cholesterol balance, however the Cholesterol360 contains bergamonte extract which is specifically designed to balance HDL, LDL and total cholesterol ratios. I hope this information helps!

  5. brenda barker says:

    What happened to the unique orange? I am still trying to find it in your article

    • Segen Tekle says:

      The unique orange discussed in this article is the bergamot orange!
      This fruit has been shown through clinical research to promote optimal heart health and cholesterol ratios.

      You can locate specific studies that were done on this amazing discovery under the section titled “Results the will WOW your doctor”
      I hope this helps!

  6. Charles says:

    If the Italian Study showed much better results with 1,000 mg of Bergamot Orange. Why only use 500mg In your Supplement ???

  7. Jackie Stuart says:

    My cholesterol went up high when I had very low thyroid. It is now much better and I don’t think I need to take the high cholesterol drug now.
    It is lovely to hear from you.

  8. Ted says:

    I have read that the statin drugs and red rice yeast affect the production of CO-Q10 in your body. Nobody seems to mention that CO-Q10 should also be taken if you use them.

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Stain drugs do in fact lower your body’s levels of coenzyme Q10, which is why it is especially important for adults to take a coq10 supplement when taking statins. As your levels go down, the side effects of statins increase.
      Here is a link to an article that includes all the wonderful benefits of this vital nutrient:

      I hope this helps.
      Best wishes!

  9. Herb Brown says:

    I take Lipitor at present and have for many years. My question is that if I take Bergamonte/Cholesterof360, will it create negative side effects? I would hesitate stopping Lipitor because it has controlled my LDL for years.

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi Herb,
      You should always consult with your physician before you stop taking any of your medications. To avoid any complications, I would suggest you print out a list of ingredients and show them to your doctor before adding any supplements to your regimen.
      Hope this helps!

  10. Bill Wee says:

    Take great interest in this cholesterol remedy that will save you and NOT kill you instead when using statins.

  11. I really like looking through an article that will make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  12. Rebecca says:

    I have been on statins for years and Creator for about 5 yrs and in the past year my cholesterol has gotten worse even on 20mg of Crestor. Total going from 154 to 236, LDL from 130 to 206, but also my HDL went up, which is good from 35 to 49. Just recently I began to have right calf muscle pain and right flank muscle pain and terrible indigestion. I stopped Crestor and within a couple of days all complaints were gone and I’m thinking more clearly too. I called my internist’s nurse to let them know I stopped the crestor. The nurse called me back this morning and said my doc suggested I try Red Rice yeast. My question is should I try that first then try the Bergomonte fruit? Or take both?

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi Rebecca,
      Since your doctor has recommended you take red yeast rice, it would be best to start with red yeast rice first to see if you notice any improvement. If you’re not noticing any changes, I would highly suggest you consider our Cholesterol360 formula (contains bergamonte citrus extract) which specifically helps promote healthy LDL,HDL and triglyceride ratios. It might be a good idea to print out a list of ingredients and show them to your doctor. I’ve included a link to where you can locate a full list of ingredients in our Cholesterol360 formula:

      Hope this helps!

  13. David Macfarlane says:

    One a day is not helping me. I will try taking two a day, morning and evening, before giving up.

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi David,
      You can certainly start taking two capsules a day for optimal support. We always suggest you take the Cholesterol360 consistently for at least three months for best results.

      Hope this helps!