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Plant sterols have been proven to reduce cholesterol

Lately it seems there are more headlines than ever about a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Scientists and researchers are going back and forth about the benefits and risks of drugs like Lipitor®, Mevacor®, Zocor®, Lescol®, and many others. Statins reduce cholesterol production in your intestine by short-circuiting natural enzymatic processes in your liver.

Statins are effective. However, they can come with some potentially serious side effects such as allergic reactions, constipation, sleeplessness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and CoQ10 depletion. A rare—and potentially fatal—muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis is also possible.

Fortunately, nature has given us some heart-smart sources to help lower cholesterol and promote healthy triglyceride levels—safely and effectively without the side effects of synthetic drugs, which can help naturally enhance the cardiovascular health!

Tackling the #1 Killer—Naturally Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world today. And elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels are two contributors to the disease. 1,500 mg of phytosterols and 1,000 mg of omega-3 essential fatty acids— is the research-recommended therapeutic dose—to help naturally lower cholesterol and promote healthy triglyceride levels when used with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Structurally, phytosterols resemble cholesterol and they compete for cholesterol absorption sites in your body. Phytosterols hinder cholesterol absorption—essentially blocking cholesterol from being absorbed in your intestine.

Omega-3 fatty acids (from non-predatory, cold water fish) are a form of “good” polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids enhance phytosterol solubility and help naturally promote healthy triglyceride levels. (Studies have also positively linked omega-3 fatty acids with improved mental health and joint health.

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