Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that in order to prevent obesity, lower high blood pressure, and prevent heart disease or diabetes, a person needs to lower the amount of bad cholesterol that is absorbed into the blood. How can you stop bad low-density lipid (or LDL) cholesterol from being absorbed from your diet? A healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity both play a major role. However, phytosterols are effective in significantly reducing absorption of LDL cholesterol. A healthy lifestyle combined with phytosterol supplements can be helpful in lowering bad cholesterol levels quickly and efficiently.
Phytosterols are natural compounds found in plants that resemble the physical structure or shape of cholesterol. Bad cholesterol comes from our diet and can be produced by the liver. Phytosterols compete with both sources of bad cholesterol. Phytosterols fight to slow down or block absorption of bad cholesterol so that it does not get absorbed by your small intestine to enter your bloodstream. Recent research has shown that phytosterols can reduce bad cholesterol levels by 25%. If, for example, you have a total cholesterol level of 240, which is considered high and a risk factor for coronary heart disease, you could drop it to the safe and healthy level of 180 by the time you visit your doctor for another blood test.
The good news is that this natural, cholesterol-lowering plant source does not affect our good cholesterol levels, our high-density lipid (or HDL) cholesterol. Phytosterols are rarely found in our body tissue because the liver is effective in excreting them and the body does not produce them. Thus, it is important to regularly consume phytosterols through diet or supplementation. The typical Western diet is fairly low in phytosterols, with less than 500 mg of phytosterols eaten per day (this is only 25% of the recommended amount). Although phytosterols can be found in legumes, nuts, seeds, and various vegetables, it is difficult to achieve the recommended therapeutic amount through diet alone. EnergyFirst's Cholesterol & Heart Formula is an easy way to safely get your daily phytosterols.
Phytosterols have also shown to help prevent tumor growth and to stop the development of colon cancer. Recent clinical trials have shown that it is also effective in improving urinary tract symptoms.
One of the main phytosterols that is also found in our Cholesterol & Heart Formula is Salicin. Otherwise known as 'herbal aspirin', Salicin is an anti-inflammatory compound that works to thin your blood to maintain normal blood fluidity. Protect your arteries from the buildup of cholesterol with salicin, as it can reduce the number of platelets that are produced in your blood. It will make blood less sticky, which in turn will reduce clot formations. This will help prevent adverse coronary events like heart attacks and strokes.
Improve blood flow and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease with another ingredient found in our Cholesterol & Heart formula. Nattokinase is an enzyme that helps reduce stress on the heart from everyday activities, including exercise. This can have a beneficial effect on other functions of the body, including an improvement in digestion. By acting as a blood thinner, it also helps prevent conditions that are caused by blood clots, such as stroke and heart attack, and is used for poor circulation.
To fully benefit from EnergyFirst's Cholesterol & Heart Formula, take it with a well-balanced meal. By taking two capsules on a daily basis, you will significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. Improve your health by making it a habit to take your daily phytosterol supplement, eat healthy, and exercise regularly.
Cautions to adhere to: Research has shown no negative side effects from phytosterols. They do not block the absorption of any essential fat-soluble vitamins. However, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should consult with your doctor before taking this product. If you come from a family with a history of adverse coronary events, heart disease, or strokes, you should consult with a physician before taking it. In addition to this, Cholesterol & Heart Formula is not suitable for those who are allergic to aspirin or other forms of salicylates. Those who are taking prescription blood-thinners should also discuss taking this product with their doctor.