High Cholesterol is a growing problem in the world. Things like smoking, diabetes, obesity and diet are all contributing factors and band aid solutions in the form of prescription drugs can come with harmful side effects.
Dr Nutrition Plant Sterols combines the goodness of plant sterols, coenzyme Q10, and omega-3 fatty acids, to produce a synergistic effect to help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and promote cardiovascular health.
Plant Sterols comes from the wall of plant cells. They can be found naturally occurring in grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
This “cholesterol-resembling” substance has been proven to lower levels of LDL (which is a bad form) cholesterol in the bloodstream by interfering with cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Coenzyme Q10 is a compound naturally found in every cell of the body and serves as a vital nutrient for the cell’s mitochondria, the energy-producing center of the cells. It also plays an important role in fueling heart muscles and supporting heart health.
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), can effectively reduce levels of triglycerides in the blood and help prevent heart disease and stroke.
In a study by Miettinen, T.A. and others (1995), individuals with a history of high cholesterol who used plant sterol-containing margarine instead of regular margarine were found to have significantly reduced LDL cholesterol levels in one year.
The margarine study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7566021
Plant sterols: Do they work? http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/plant-sterols-do-they-work/