Cholesterol Care | Nature’s cholesterol fighter
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is an important component for building healthy cells. Cholesterol is carried through the blood, attached to proteins. The combination of protein and cholesterol is called a lipoprotein.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body. When there are excessively high levels of LDL cholesterol, it can cause a build-up of cholesterol and other deposits on the walls of the arteries (known as atherosclerosis). For this reason, LDL cholesterol is known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol. These deposits (plaques) can reduce the blood flow through the arteries. If the plaques tear or rupture, a blood clot may form at the plaque-rupture site, blocking the flow of blood. A clot may also break free and plug an artery downstream in a narrower part of the artery. If blood flow to part of the heart is blocked, it causes a heart attack. If a clot blocks blood flow to the brain, it causes a stroke.
Good vs Bad Cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol as it picks up excess cholesterol and takes it back to the liver.
What causes high cholesterol?
High cholesterol can be inherited, but it is often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Factors that may increase the risk of high cholesterol include:
Lack of exercise
Large waist circumference
How will I know if I have high cholesterol?
High cholesterol does not present with any symptoms. The only way to detect if you have high cholesterol is to have a blood test. It is important to have a blood test to check your cholesterol if you have a family history of high cholesterol, heart disease or other risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes or high blood pressure
What is Cholesterol Care?
Cholesterol Care is a natural health supplement that combines several natural ingredients that may assist in lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides thereby improving heart health.
Benefits may include:
- Lowering Total cholesterol levels
- Lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- Lowering triglyceride levels
What are the natural ingredients in Cholesterol Care that may assist with helping my cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol Care contains Milk Thistle Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Cayenne Pepper Extract and Devils Claw Extract.
Milk Thistle Extract benefits:
Milk Thistle extract has antioxidant properties and has been widely used in treating hepatitis. New research has shown that it lowers total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in Type 2 diabetic patients. It has also demonstrated that it lowers fasting blood glucose levels in these patients.
Olive Leaf Extract benefits:
Research has demonstrated that Olive Leaf Extract reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Olive Leaf Extract also has a blood pressure lowering effect and reduces arterial stiffness.
Cayenne Pepper Extract benefits:
Cayenne Pepper Extract may reduce plaques in blood vessels by breaking up the fibrin networks that hold the plaques in place. Cayenne Pepper Extract may also reduce the formation of blood clots, thus assisting in keeping the blood flowing freely through the arteries and veins.
Devils Claw Extract benefits:
Devils Claw is an herb and gets its name from the appearance of its
fruit, which is covered with hooks meant to attach onto animals in order to spread the seeds. The roots and tubers of the plant are used to make medicine. It contains chemicals that may reduce pain and swelling and has therefore been used in the treatment of ailments such as arthritis and muscle pain. Devils Claw has also been used for atherosclerosis.
How do I take Cholesterol Care?
Cholesterol Care is simple to administer. Take 2 capsules before going to bed at night with a glass of water.
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