We often think of cholesterol as being harmful, but the truth is that our bodies need an adequate amount of it to function. Cholesterol is used as a building block to make everything from the walls of our cells to important hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. It is essential for the production of Vitamin D, which we need to build and maintain strong bones. It is also a central component of bile, which allows us to break down and digest fats from food.
However, the typical North American diet contains far too many foods that increase our cholesterol levels above and beyond what our bodies can use. Excess total cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol will stick to the walls of our blood vessels, narrowing the space for blood to flow. This prevents oxygen and nutrients from reaching vital organs. Most dangerously, it can prevent oxygen from getting to the heart or brain, increasing our risk for heart attack and stroke1 .
Having high cholesterol is like having construction along a busy highway that narrows lanes and slows down traffic. If the construction closes the highway altogether, we never make it to our destination and there are negative consequences. This is what happens when cholesterol narrows our blood vessels and blocks blood flow to major organs: oxygen and nutrients don’t make it to their destination, and it results in organ and tissue damage.
A reduction in total cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, and an increase in HDL “good” cholesterol levels directly results in a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, so it is vital that we achieve healthy levels of cholesterol1.
CHOLESTO-LESS, is formulated to lower total cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol and raise HDL “good” cholesterol to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. It also supports overall cardiovascular health with the addition of the powerful antioxidant, ubiquinol (Active CoQ10). Having healthy cholesterol levels supports cardiovascular health, helping to prevent life-threatening illnesses such as heart attack and stroke.
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Each Soft-Gel Contains:
Plant Sterol Esters (Helianthus annuus – seed)
90% Combined Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol 412.35mg
Red Yeast Rice
(Monascus purpurea – fermented Oryza sativa, Monascus purpurea – whole) 125mg
Ubiquinol (Active CoQ10) as Kaneka Q+ 25mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Fish Gelatin Shell (fish gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob powder), organic extra virgin olive oil, sunflower lecithin, mixed tocopherols concentrate)
Priority Allergens: This product contains fish.
Healthology does not use genetically modified ingredients. All ingredients are NON-GMO / GMO FREE.
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 2 soft-gel capsules once per day with food and water at any mealtime
Duration Of Use: Consult a health care practitioner for continuous use beyond 24 weeks.
Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant. Consult a health practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications, particularly, blood pressure medications, hydroxymethylglutaryl (HMG) CoA reductase lipid lowering drugs (statins), cyclosporine, anti-diabetic drugs, and/or blood thinners. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have liver or kidney disease or have received an organ transplant.
Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience muscle pain, tenderness and/or weakness, if symptoms persist or worsen, or if new symptoms develop.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have had recent surgery or have upcoming surgery. Keep out of reach of children.
Plant Sterol Esters (90% combined beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol)
- Plant Sterol Esters look similar in structure to cholesterol, so they compete with and block about 50% of cholesterol from food and bile from being absorbed2. This competitive action reduces LDL “bad” cholesterol and total cholesterol by about 10%, without reducing HDL “good” cholesterol in the body.
- Even a healthy diet does not provide enough Plant Sterol Esters to lower cholesterol, so supplementation is necessary to achieve adequate cholesterol-lowering doses2.
Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpurea – fermented Oryza sativa, Monascus purpurea – whole)
- Works in a similar way to cholesterol-lowering medications, called statins, but with a lower risk of side effects3.
- Inhibits the production of cholesterol in the liver, thereby lowering levels of total cholesterol by about 10% and LDL “bad” cholesterol by about 17%4.
- Significantly decreases the occurrence of both fatal and non-fatal cardiac events4.
Ubiquinol (Active CoQ10) as Kaneka Q+
- Kaneka Q+ Ubiquinol is an all-natural yeast-fermented form of CoQ10 that is more well-absorbed and more readily utilized by the body than conventional inactive ubiquinone CoQ10.
- Powerful antioxidant that helps to heal damage to blood vessels caused by high cholesterol5.
- Improves both blood pressure and HDL “good” cholesterol levels, and reduces total cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease5,6
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