Archive for September, 2017

Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

High cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans! It is a serious condition that can increase your risk for heart disease. Lowering excessively-high cholesterol levels can help lessen your risk for developing heart disease and reduce the chance of having a heart attack or dying of heart disease.

We know that diet, exercise, and supplements are all necessary to keep cholesterol levels in check. Low fat diets can be beneficial as well, but don’t cut out the healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, and be careful not to load up on sugar as a substitute for fat. When we consume more sugar than our body needs (for energy or exercise), it gets converted to glycogen and is stored in the body—just in case your body needs more energy later. Once those stores are filled, the excess sugar gets converted in the liver to fatty acids, triglycerides, and then gets stored in fat cells.

Red yeast rice (RYR) is one of the most effective nutrients to reduce total cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. Statins, the most commonly used cholesterol drugs, mimic the key chemical in red yeast rice called lovastatin. Small clinical trials have shown that RYR can reduce LDL by about 25% in just a few months. The recommended dosage is 1,200–2,400 mg per day.

The plant compound, phytosterol, also lowers cholesterol by enhancing the excretion of cholesterol and reducing the synthesis and absorption of cholesterol from food. Phytosterols are naturally occurring in plant-based foods, such as rice bran, wheat germ, and nuts, but it is hard to eat enough of these foods daily to get therapeutic dosages. Supplementation is the most convenient and effective option, with the optimal dosage being 2,000 mg daily. The results are dose-dependent, which means smaller quantities will lower cholesterol a little and taking higher doses will lower cholesterol more dramatically.

Natur-Tyme’s Prolessterol is a cholesterol-balancing formula containing red yeast rice, with guggul, policosinol, and inositol to keep cholesterol levels in check, along with turmeric to support the liver as it metabolizes cholesterol. Many NEEDS customers have informed our Wellness Educators that they have had great results when using Prolessterol. If you have been struggling to manage your cholesterol levels, it may also help you!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

September 5, 2017 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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