The Benefits of Citrus Bergamot Supplements for Fatty Liver

By Dr. Steve Bennett


Fatty liver (NAFLD) is a common condition that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. This insidious condition now affects close to 25% of the global population, and upwards of 70% of type 2 diabetics and overweight people have fatty liver. If left untreated, fatty liver can lead to inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to manage and reverse fatty liver–including taking natural supplements made from a wonderful fruit: citrus bergamot. Often, the benefits of citrus bergamot can be boosted further by adding wild cynara artichoke. Both of these ingredients have powerful antioxidant properties which help protect the liver from damage caused by fatty deposits.


In this blog post, we’ll discuss what citrus bergamot is and how it helps with fatty liver. We will go into detail regarding its anti-inflammatory effects, anti-cholesterol effects, and the ways it protects and repairs fatty liver. Citrus bergamot is truly a unique powerhouse in human health!

Table of Contents:

What is Bergamot?

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that has been used for centuries in traditional and integrative medicine. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is believed to have originated in southern Italy in a region known as Calabria. The bergamot tree produces yellow-green fruits with a unique flavor and aroma, they resemble oranges in size and texture.

History and Origin of Bergamot: Bergamot has been used since ancient times as an ingredient in perfumes, teas, and other beverages. In the 18th century, it was introduced into Europe from Turkey where it was cultivated for its essential oil which was highly valued for its medicinal properties. 

Bergamot fruit are rich sources of vitamin C as well as other vitamins such as A, B1, B2, E and K; minerals including calcium, magnesium potassium; dietary fiber; flavonoids; polyphenols; terpenes; carvacrols; citric acid etc. All these nutrients help support overall health by providing antioxidant protection against free radical damage caused by environmental toxins or stressors like UV radiation or air pollution.

Studies suggest that regular consumption of bergamot may lower cholesterol levels due to the presence of polyphenols which inhibit cholesterol absorption from food. Additionally, bergamot is thought to possess antimicrobial activity against bacteria responsible for causing dental cavities; therefore consuming this fruit may help protect teeth from decay. Finally, research suggests that taking a supplement containing extract derived from this citrus fruit may be beneficial for those suffering from fatty liver disease due to its ability to improve insulin sensitivity, thus helping manage symptoms associated with this condition.

Key Takeaway: Bergamot is a citrus fruit with numerous health benefits, including its ability to lower cholesterol levels, inhibit bacteria responsible for causing dental cavities and improve insulin sensitivity in those suffering from fatty liver disease. Benefits include: • Vitamin C • Vitamins A, B1, B2, E & K • Minerals (calcium, magnesium potassium) • Dietary fiber • Flavonoids & polyphenols

How Does Bergamot Help with Fatty Liver?

It has been well established through peer reviewed research that taking a bergamot supplement is greatly beneficial in treating fatty liver disease. This is because the polyphenols and other molecules in citrus bergamot help reduce inflammation and improve fat metabolism, which can help prevent further damage to the liver caused by excess fat accumulation. Additionally, bergamot supplements may also help lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides, both of which are associated with increased risk of developing fatty liver disease.

Left untreated, fatty liver can progress to fibrosis and cirrhosis, due largely to the inflammation in the liver tissues. Research has shown that combining citrus bergamot with a wild artichoke variety called cynara cardunculus (Bergacyn®️ H&AD Calabria Italy) yields a much more effective botanical formulation for fatty liver. 

This patented proprietary formula is sold exclusively in the US by Intuitive Nutrients as BergaPure™️ capsules. BergaPure™️ is also contained in Intuitive Nutrients’ MetaVasc™️ capsules. MetaVasc build on the fatty liver benefits of BergaPure™️ by adding therapeutic doses of Curcugen®️ (Water dispersible curcumin), Berberine, Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ) and Chromium Picolinate. MetaVasc™️ is the most advanced all-in-one formula for metabolic health available on the market.

Metabolic health is fast becoming the #1 health issue in the US in terms of morbidity (sickness), mortality (death) and national healthcare costs. Both BergaPure™️ and MetaVasc™️ offer excellent, all-natural comprehensive solutions in areas of fatty liver, obesity, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and (type 2) diabetes.

It’s worth noting that these products are also clinically demonstrated to add to weight loss in people whose are actively dieting. In double blind clinical trials, the active ingredients in BergaPure™️ and MetaVasc™️ almost doubled weight loss over a 12 week study. Participants were asked to reduce daily caloric intake by 400-500 kcal/day. At the end of the study, the patients on BergaPure™️ lost 9.6 lbs; those on placebo lost 5.9 lbs.

Potential Side Effects and Interactions of Taking a Bergamot Supplement

Common Side Effects: While bergamot is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects associated with taking a bergamot supplement. These include digestive issues such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; headaches; dizziness; skin irritation or rash; and increased heart rate. If any of these symptoms occur after taking a bergamot supplement, it’s important to stop using the product immediately and consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions: It’s also important to be aware that certain medications may interact negatively with bergamot supplements. For example, people who take cholesterol-lowering drugs should not take bergamot supplements because they can interfere with the effectiveness of these medications. Additionally, people who take blood thinners should avoid taking bergamot supplements because they can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising due to their anticoagulant properties.

Contraindications to Taking a Bergamot Supplement: People who have an allergy or sensitivity to citrus fruits should not use products containing bergamot oil as this could cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Pregnant women should also avoid using products containing this essential oil as it has been linked to uterine contractions which could lead to preterm labor in some cases. Finally, children under 12 years old should not use products containing this essential oil without consulting their pediatrician first due its potential toxicity when ingested orally in large doses.

Where to Buy Quality Bergamot Supplements?

When it comes to providing the most effective, clinically validated citrus bergamot supplements, Intuitive Nutrients is the source to choose. First and foremost, the ingredients in Intuitive Nutrients’ products are sourced directly from the source, providing branded and patented ingredients for fatty liver.

With BergaPure™️ And MetaVasc™️ by Intuitive Nutrients, the efficacy, purity and therapeutic potency of our formulations are backed by an unconditional money-back guarantee. 

Key Takeaway: When selecting a bergamot supplement, look for products that are tested by third-party organizations, have no fillers or preservatives, come from reputable sources and brands with good safety standards, and compare prices to get the best value.

FAQs in Relation to Bergamot Supplements

What is the supplement bergamot good for?

It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive aid. Recent studies have shown that bergamot can help reduce fat accumulation in the liver by increasing fatty acid oxidation and decreasing lipogenesis (the formation of new fat cells).

Bergamot also contains polyphenols which may protect against oxidative stress, inflammation and cell damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, it has been found to improve cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, making it beneficial for those with metabolic syndrome or diabetes.

In clinical trials (available on Pubmed), Bergacyn®️ which is a combination of citrus bergamot, cynara cardunculus and bergamot fibers, demonstrated beneficial effects in the following ways:

  • Substantially reduced liver fat content by ~50%
  • Decreased liver enzyme levels ~30% (AST, ALT and GGT)
  • Increased vascular performance (endothelial dynamic function)
  • decreased Total and LDL Cholesterol
  • Decreased blood sugar
  • Decreased body weight
  • Decreased inflammation (TNFa)
  • Decreased Oxidative Stress (ROS)


How much bergamot should I take for fatty liver?

Bergamot is a citrus fruit extract that has been studied for its potential to reduce cholesterol levels. When combined with cynara cardunculus and bergamot albedo fibers (BergaPure™️) for fatty liver, the recommended dosage is 1-2 capsules per day with food if possible. MetaVasc™️, which is a combination formula (BergaPure™️, Curcugen®️, Berberine, PQQ and Chromium) is 3 capsules per day with meals.

Does bergamot reduce cholesterol?

Bergamot alone has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Studies have found that bergamot extract can help lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Bergamot also helps improve triglyceride levels in the blood, which is another risk factor for heart disease. However, it’s important to note that these effects may vary depending on the individual and should be discussed with a healthcare professional before taking any supplements or making dietary changes.


In conclusion, bergamot supplements such as BergaPure™️ and MetaVasc™️ are very helpful for a wide range of metabolic diseases and dysfunction. These include overweight, obesity, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Bergamot is known for its antioxidant properties and artichoke extract has been shown to reduce fat accumulation in the liver; combining the two along with bergamot albedo fibers yields a product (BergaPure™️ and MetaVasc™️) with benefits exceeding the individual ingredients alone.

To ensure you are getting quality products, make sure you buy from reputable sources that offer third-party testing of their products. With the right precautions and research, bergamot supplements can be an effective tool in managing fatty liver.

Are you suffering from fatty liver? Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health. Intuitive Nutrients offers proprietary supplements that can help reduce the risk and symptoms associated with this condition. Our natural, plant-based products are formulated specifically for those struggling with fatty liver, providing them an easy solution to manage their health in a safe and effective way. Take action today and start feeling better tomorrow!

Dr. Steven Bennett
Dr. Steve Bennett

Intuitive Nutrients

Intuitive Nutrients was started by Dr. Steven Bennett as a way to provide top quality clinical-grade nutrients for his practice, at a reasonable price. Situated in beautiful San Diego Intuitive Nutrients is locally owned and operated by Dr. Bennett, his family and team. And they are proud to dedicate a portion of Intuitive Nutrients' profits to the Surfrider Foundation and Rady Children's Hospital.

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