I read an article online that said Bergamot extract is effective at naturally lowering cholesterol. I wanted to get off statin drugs, so I searched online and found Jarrow Citrus Bergamot. When I tried it, my doctor was impressed with the results. It lowered my cholesterol significantly. Not quite enough to get completely off the statins, but enough to lower my statin dose to the minimum. I'll take that! If I'll lose a little weight and improve my diet, maybe I can get completely off the statins. But I am thankful that Jarrow Citrus Bergamot helped me decrease my reliance on statins.