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Cardio Vascular Disease and Cholesterol

The key to heart health

While diet and lifestyle changes help lower a person’s cholesterol levels to a point, it’s often not enough. But a breakthrough natural alternative may help people whose cholesterol levels are higher than their doctor’s recommendations – a combination of plant sterols, antioxidants and Cellasate™.

Phytosterols

Consumption of phytosterols 15 minutes prior to a meal helps block the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Recent studies have shown that both phytosterols and Enzogenol™ can assist in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol), and in increasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels. In fact, the U.S. FDA issued a rare ruling allowing the health claim that foods containing plant sterols may reduce cholesterol levels. This is only the 12th time the FDA has allowed such a claim.

Beta-sitosterol

Studies have been completed on humans and animals and published in international scientific journals since the 1960’s, showing that beta-sitosterol can effectively lower cholesterol levels in humans. There are three ways beta-sitosterol can reduce blood serum cholesterol levels:

  1. Better cholesterol metabolism: Cholesterol is more effectively metabolized or broken down by the liver in the presence of beta-sitosterol. The specific liver enzymes which break down saturated fats are significantly more active.

  2. Binding and excretion of dietary cholesterol: Beta-sitosterol decreased the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive system by locking to the fat molecules eaten so it is excreted directly out of the body.

  3. Blocking the re-absorption of circulating cholesterol: By blocking the fat molecule absorption gates in the intestines. Beta-sitosterol prevents the reabsorption of circulating cholesterol in the intestine walls.

Other studies:

Commonly prescribed drugs that lower cholesterol have many undesirable side-effects and are very burdensome to the liver and kidneys.

In contrast, supplementation with a safe and natural plant based cholesterol fighter like beta-sitosterol and Enzogenol® can actually be beneficial by also reducing C-reactive protein, and be part of a health plan to naturally lower serum cholesterol levels.

References

  1. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1988, Volume 82
  2. Metab Clinic, 1989, Volume 38
  3. Amercian Journal of Nutri, 1994, Volume 59
  4. Lancet, 1981, Volume 1157, Drexel et al
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