How Bergamonte Can Enhance Your Metabolic Health

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Various physiological components affect how fast the metabolism operates––body type, gender or age, for instance––but certain lifestyle habits can also impact this process. Inconsistent exercise and inadequate nutrition slow your metabolic rate considerably. If the body receives artificial preservatives instead of whole food nutrients, it cannot absorb and digest those ingredients, causing a build-up of excess fat pockets in your bloodstream. In addition, without frequent physical activity, the body stores caloric intake rather than transforming those calories into fuel.

Ultimately, this could precipitate a dangerous combination of weight gain, cholesterol increase and high blood sugar––otherwise known as metabolic syndrome (Everyday Health). If you exhibit these symptoms, be aware that your risk of developing cardiovascular disease can escalate over time. Therefore, it’s vital to find a solution that can balance your cholesterol rather than allowing it to continue that upward trajectory.

This exact dilemma is what inspired our team here at Nutri Lifescience to create Bergamonteâ nutritional supplements. The plant-based formula inside each capsule is made with pure citrus extract, harvested from the Bergamot fruit grown in coastal Southern Italy. Bolstered with flavonoid compounds to reduce LDL (unhealthy cholesterol) while enhancing HDL (healthy cholesterol), Bergamonte is a natural way to help manage issues related to metabolic syndrome––or avoid their onset altogether.


When combined with other positive lifestyle initiatives––specifically, exercise and nutrition––making Bergamonte part of your standard wellness regimen can promote cardiovascular function and help your metabolism thrive. These convenient, easy-to-ingest capsules just might be your answer to an improved quality of life and decreased health concerns in the long-term!




Unleash Your Inner Olympian with the Wellness Benefits of Nutri Testo!

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Throughout this month of August, the most newsworthy occurrence has arguably been the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Aside from promoting both national camaraderie and global solidarity, this sporting event inspires and motivates people––regardless of their individual fitness objectives––to prioritize physical activity on a more consistent basis.

While the average person doesn’t necessarily aspire to reach the performance level of an Olympic athlete, embracing the health numerous benefits of exercise can prove invaluable for absolutely anyone––from the lifelong fitness aficionado to that individual just beginning their wellness journey. However, sometimes even the most well-intentioned lifestyle shifts need further enhancement in order to become sustainable habits.

The human body requires nourishment before engaging in any type of exertion. Without this essential fuel from a nutrient-dense source, we would lack the energy, stamina, focus and strength needed to withstand the intensive physical rigors of both cardiovascular- and resistance-based workouts. Therefore, fortifying your body with natural ingredients––rather than artificial preservatives––can mean the difference between an invigorated or sluggish performance.

Many exercise enthusiasts consume nutritional supplements as pre-workout fuel, but when choosing this route, it’s crucial to understand the quality and efficacy of that product. Remember that all supplements on the market are not created equal. Some varieties contain suspicious additives that haven’t undergone reputable clinical testing. These brands should be avoided, as their unverified claims probably won’t sustain your fitness goals.

Instead, opt for supplements formulated from natural, plant-based sources and supported by quantifiable scientific research. Nutri Testo meets both of these benchmarks, in fact. Its patented active ingredient LJ100 is extracted from the Tongkat Ali root, traditionally used in Southeast Asia for anti-aging and wellness-enhancing elixirs.

Also considered an adaptogen, this plant can help the body maintain hormonal balance in order to promote increased energy, healthy weight management, elevated anabolic state and lean muscle development, when consumed alongside physical activity.So, although you’re most likely not training to become the next Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt or Simone Biles, if you care about your own fitness, well-being, vitality and longevity, Nutri Testo can provide the nutritious fuel required to incorporate more movement into your daily routine.

To view the results from published clinical studies, verifying the effectiveness of this natural supplement, click here. Also, be on the look-out for an upcoming Nutri Testo giveaway hosted by Health Be A Hippie later this month. More details will be available through our social media channels once the giveaway is released.

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Get Your Summer On with a Superfood Smoothie Bowl

Summer is synonymous with vibrant colors, fresh bounties and bold flavor combos. So, keep your body fueled, taste buds tantalized and wellness revitalized––compliments of this deliciously nutritious Smoothie Bowl recipe.

Fortified with immune-boosting antioxidants from our Nutri Maqui Superfruit Juice––plus, essential nutrients from leafy greens, seasonal fruits and plant-based proteins––this satisfying snack can help keep you healthy, energized and going strong all summer long. And it contains no artificial additives, so indulge to your heart’s (err…stomach’s) content!


For the Smoothie Base:

1 cup Unsweetened Cashew Milk

1 tbsp. Nutri Maqui Superfruit Juice

1/2 cup Organic Baby Kale

1/4 cup Fresh Blueberries

For the Smoothie Toppers:

1 tbsp. Organic Almond Butter

1/4 cup Raw Organic Cashews

1/4 cup Organic Raw Almonds

1/4 cup Fresh Blueberries

1/2 tbsp. Coconut Flakes

1/2 Sliced Avocado

Ingredients for Nutri Maqui Smoothie Bowl




  1. Combine the cashew milk, Nutri Maqui superfruit juice, baby kale and blueberries in a blender, then puree until the texture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer this smoothie mixture into a bowl, then arrange the cashews, almonds, blueberries and avocado slices in an “Instagram-worthy” pattern on top.
  3. Finish off with a drizzle of almond butter and sprinkle of coconut flakes, then enjoy––as if you even need to be told!

Smoothie Bowl with Nutri Maqui

Exciting Anti-Aging Research: Bergamot Stimulated AMPK Release May Keep Your Body Healthy

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by  Joseph

Declining health and increased vulnerability to disease are characteristics of aging. In many ways this seems almost paradoxical – with advances in medical science comes the promise of longevity and indeed people are enjoying longer lives, but over time the body gradually loses vigor. It’s not uncommon for elderly people to be afflicted with at least of one the following ailments:

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • stroke
  • cardiovascular disease

Although medical science has yet to understand precisely how the human body enters a state of physical decline, we do know that part of the reason is a gradual loss of cellular energy and with it, increased susceptibility to internal and external stressors.

In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the stressors and how supplementing your diet with bergamot may help your body to remain healthy for a longer period of time.


Aging and Metabolism

God has given us a set amount of time to live; at present He does not want these bodies to continue indefinitely. Therefore He incorporated an almost incalculable number of mechanisms into the functioning of the human body, their interaction can keep the internal machinery running smoothly i.e. prolonged health or fall into a state of illness and eventual death.

To get a better appreciation of this, I’m going to tell you some interesting facts about the physiology and biochemistry that we rely on every second of our lives.

The human body is amazingly designed, it’s composed of trillions of living cells and each of them is equipped with internal machinery and the ability to regulate itself and to regulate and be regulated by other cells.

We should think of cells as living machines and as with any machine, they require a battery, a steady supply of fuel and a means to remove excess waste.

Food is the fuel of the body; in the stomach and small intestine, food is digested i.e. broken into chemicals which are eventually transported to each cell. From there the fuel is used by the cells for energy.

Mitochondia are the cellular batteries that I mentioned above. You maybe surprised to know that our cells “breathe”. Mitochondria use oxygen from cellular respiration to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a high energy molecule; when it is used up, ATP is broken down to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and eventually adenosine monophosphate (AMP). AMP is the “end of the line” so to speak, the cell would be out of energy if it were left with only AMP.

Fortunately, the body produces 5′adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) which is a special chemical that makes good use of AMP.

One of the functions of AMPK is to recognize when cells are running low on ATP.

When ATP is low, AMPK helps stimulate production of more ATP through a variety of mechanisms including:

  • fatty acid oxidation – breaking down fat for energy
  • glycolysis – converting stored glucose for energy
  • increased synthesis of a protein that transports glucose across cell membranes
  • increased production of mitochondrial enzymes involved in the production of oxygen carrier molecule

Unfortunately, we gradually lose energy as we age. Although aging is a natural part of living, some of its consequences can be very problematic, because they can lead to metabolic syndrome and with it a host of potentially deadly illnesses.


Metabolic Syndrome – the Killer Within

Metabolic syndrome is a name given to a condition that encompasses a variety of inter-related illnesses. I’ve written several articles discussing its potential danger to the human body. In short, people diagnosed with metabolic syndrome often have the following ailments:

  • obesity
  • type 2 diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • inflammation

Each of the above illnesses are serious in and of themselves, but imagine how much more deadly they are when a person is afflicted with all of them. Even worse, fatty liver disease – a condition wherein the liver accumulates excess fat – often accompanies metabolic syndrome.

Does this mean that we are destined to be destroyed by this affliction? Not necessarily.


AMPK and Bergamot May Hinder Metabolic Syndrome

Medical scientists have been devoting a great deal of study to finding ways to combat age-related illnesses. Recently research teams have discovered that bergomot polypehlic fraction (BPF) can work with AMPK to combat the effects of metabolic syndrome.

AMPK and bergomot polypehlic fraction (BPF) can improve metabolic syndrome in a variety of ways:

in terms of the pancreas, liver, heart, healthy weight management, and free radicals from Reactive Oxygen Species-


The pancreas is an organ that produces insulin in response to glucose that is produced by the liver. One of insulin’s jobs is to tell cells to open up so the glucose can enter. When the level of serum glucose increases, so does insulin output from the pancreas. Eventually this can lead to insulin resistance, a condition whereby cells start to ignore the signals from insulin which causes more glucose to accumulate in the bloodstream which triggers more insulin from the pancreas. This feedback loop then creates a situation that we in science refer to as a “snowball effect.”


Imagine that you’ve placed a little snowball at the top of a snow covered hill. Now you roll that snowball down the hill. The snowball gets larger as it rolls downhill because more snow sticks to it. By the time you reach the bottom of the hill, you’ve got a huge snowball.

This is what can happen if insulin resistance goes unchecked. Gradually it may develop into full blown diabetes.

AMPK helps the cells accept glucose. This will reduce the strain on the liver. Bergomot polyphenols also assist in glucose uptake into cells.

Metabolic syndrome can also cause the liver to accumulate large amounts of fat leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD). If something isn’t done to reverse the process, it will eventually kill you. In fact the condition is linked to the life-threatening ailment cirrhosis.

AMPK prevents the liver from collecting too much fat (triglycerides) and stimulates fatty acid oxidation. This is an example where oxidation is a good thing, wherein it helps the body use fat for energy.

Although the precise mechanism hasn’t been discovered, a study of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has found that BPF improves lipid profile. The patients experienced improved high density lipoprotein (HDL) and lower low density lipoprotein (LDL) and serum cholesterol. Thus, bergomot polyphenolic fraction also prevents NAFLD.


By helping glucose uptake, the enzyme also eases the work of the pancreas. When the pancreas is overworked it may become scarred, inflammed or develop other problems. In fact, inflammation is one of the hallmarks of metabolic syndrome, pancreatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.


There are also benefits to heart health; risk for heart attack and stroke increase when the body has too much LDL, and unhealthy cholesterol. AMPK and bergamot polyphenol effects on fatty acid oxidation (as I discussed above) may improve cardiovascular health thereby reducing the risk of stroke and heart attacks.


AMPK and bergamot polyphenolic fraction may be helpful for healthy weight management, too. Bergamot activates AMPK, and AMPK stimulates cellular metabolism. When your body is using more energy, less of it will be stored as body fat.

AMPK stimulates mitochondia to make cellular energy but one of the drawbacks of this important process is production of leftover oxygen molecules or Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Free radicals create oxidative stress which cause cellular aging and eventual death. Polyphenols have been shown to combat oxidative stress thereby inhibiting this by-product of cellular metabolism.


Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction Activates AMPK Naturally

Medical science has sought many remedies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes. Metformin is one such medication; it is a man-made pharmacological agent that helps lower blood sugar levels. It is also a very powerful AMPK activator.

Interestingly, bergomot polyphenolic fraction is a natural activator of AMPK. It’s important to point out that metformin is manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry, and only pharmaceutical companies are authorized to make claims about a medicine’s ability to cure disease. But for people who are seeking natural ways to keep healthy and reduce their risk for developing metabolic syndrome, bergamot polyphenolic fraction is an option.

Bergamonte vegetarian capsules which are distributed by NutriLifescience,LLC are made from bergamot citrus fruit and contain the bergamot polyphenolic fraction that I talked about in this article.

Buy your very own bottle of 60 Bergamonte vegetarian capsules today! From now until 7/31/2016,  you get one free bottle of Nutri Maqui when you buy 2 bottles of Bergamonte on Amazon order in addition to 10% off of regular price. Order now!


Aging populations are susceptible to metabolic syndrome which can have a detrimental effect on quality and quantity of life. Fortunately, God has created the human body to be able to make use of food for fuel and provided numerous mechanisms to help the body function efficiently.

AMPK is an enzyme that is manufactured by every cell of the body and is involved in energy production for cellular metabolism. Therefore, AMPK is a chemical that can have a positive effect on metabolic syndrome because it is necessary for health and longevity i.e. it slows down the aging process.

Bergamot polyphenolic fraction are chemicals that come directly from bergamot citrus fruit. Bergamot polyphenolic fraction is a natural activator of AMPK, thus bergamot polyphenolic fraction may also help slow down the effects of aging.

Health supplements should not be mistaken for medicinal drugs that would be prescribed by physicians for treatment of any given disease.

***Disclaimer: This article is not endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People should consult their physician before making changes to their diet. The content in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. People should consult their physician before making changes to their diet.


Article References

Shirwany, N., & Zou, M. (2010). AMPK in cardiovascular health and disease Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 31 (9), 1075-1084 DOI: 10.1038/aps.2010.139

Peng W, Zhang Y, Zhu W, Cao CM, & Xiao RP (2009). AMPK and TNF-alpha at the crossroad of cell survival and death in ischaemic heart. Cardiovascular research, 84 (1), 1-3 PMID: 19671584

Gliozzi, M., Carresi, C., Musolino, V., Palma, E., Muscoli, C., Vitale, C., Gratteri, S., Muscianisi, G., Janda, E., Muscoli, S., Romeo, F., Ragusa, S., Mollace, R., Walker, R., Ehrlich, J., & Mollace,


“This article is used with permission of Joseph Martin who prepared this product review for publication on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM).”

The actual content and opinions in the article, including any and all scientific research references, are the sole view of Joseph who is the publisher and administrator of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). He maintains full editorial independence even when hosting sponsored content. 


Joseph Martin was blessed by God to attend and graduate from a Public Ivy with a degree in the life sciences. He writes health and wellness articles on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) which is a family-friendly health and wellness news website that has been online since summer 2007. Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) publishes articles every morning at 7 AM EDT.”




Nutri Testo: The Natural Solution to Healthy Physical Intimacy

According to the Urology Care Foundation, about 40% of males over age 45 suffer from low testosterone––or “hypogonadism.” Similarly, the MacDonald Women’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, reports that approximately 45% of females suffer from low estrogen after menopause. Whether physical or psychological in nature, there are various lifestyle shifts that anyone dealing with this condition can implement to help stimulate their libido once again. *


  1. Reduce your alcohol intake and, if possible, consider replacing any prescription drugs with natural or holistic alternatives.
  2. Ensure that your body receives 6–8 hours of restorative and uninterrupted sleep each night, without any mobile distractions.
  3. Incorporate a mindfulness practice––like yoga, meditation or journaling––into your daily routine to achieve emotional balance.
  4. Eliminate artificial ingredients, refined sugars and chemical preservatives in exchange for a nutrient–dense whole foods diet.
  5. Make fitness a consistent and sustainable aspect of your lifestyle, but don’t force your body beyond its physical threshold.
  6. Seek professional counseling if you struggle with any issues like depression, anxiety or lack of relational intimacy, for example.
  7. Consume a nutritional supplement that has been clinically shown to help counteract the adverse effects of sexual dysfunction.

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Made from the plant-based extract of Tongkat Ali––or “Malaysian Ginseng––traditionally used to enhance testosterone health, Nutri Testo can promote hormonal balance to restore your libido naturally. This supplement contains LJ100, a patented active ingredient that benefits both male and female sex drive, as supported by numerous research studies.


Formulated in easy–to–swallow capsule form, Nutri Testo can be taken every day to complement other healthy living initiatives. So, if you currently experience issues with sexual interest or function, consider making this supplement from Nutri Lifescience an integral part of your commitment to full–body wellness.


Limited Time!  Currently, there is special promotion when you place order on amazon via,  10% off on MSRP. If you order 2 bottles of Nutri Testo on Amazon, you will receive a complimentary bottle of Nutri Maqui (check out Special Offer section).



* Ratini, Melinda, DO, MS, and Emma Alvarez Gibson. “Low Libido: How It Happens and How to Treat It.” 2008.


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