Kenzen Bergisterol™ is a unique formulation extracted from the citrus bergamia risso fruit that grows almost exclusively in the narrow coastal Calabria region in southern Italy. Clinical studies indicate bergamot factors can have a positive effect upon blood triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.
Bergamot’s health benefits come from its plethora of unique polyphenolic fractions that include neoeriocitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin, poncirin, brutieridine and melitidine.
Polyphenols are micronutrients with many potential health benefits. They can modulate an optimum inflammatory balance with a strong capacity to quench free radicals and maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels. Bergamot Polyphenol’s have a unique ability to dampen HMG-CoA reductase.
Bergamot Polyphenol Fraction (BPF)—has been evaluated in experimental and clinical studies. Studies performed in Italy and Australia showed that BPF treatment leads to an important reduction in lipid parameters in the blood of patients with hyperlipidemia ranging from 15 up to 40% for total cholesterol and cholesterol-LDL. A striking reduction (mean 41.0±2.6%) was also observed for plasma triglyceride levels, accompanied by a significant decrease in blood glucose (22.3±1.0%) in a subgroup of patients with metabolic syndrome. Although BPF cannot be proposed as a substitute for statins in patients at high risk of cardiovascular events, it offers an excellent alternative for low-risk and for statin-intolerant patients. The robust performance of BPF in clinical practice against cardiometabolic risk factors can be explained in the light of scientific evidence showing that bergamot flavonoids influence lipid and sugar metabolism. See article
Kenzen Bergisterol™ is made from an organic extract (38% citrus bergamia risso polyphenol fractions) combined with Vitamin C as Orgen-C™ from organic Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Amla benefits link
An overview of bergamia risso benefits here You may google each of the above individual polyphenols to learn their benefits.
And of course, Kenzen Bergisterol™ is marketed as a food supplement and has not been evaluated by the FDA for treating any conditions. All of the above information is for educational purposes. It appears that using bergamont poses little risk of side-effects. See pubmed