What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an important substance made by the liver. It is necessary for the production of hormones, bile that is necessary for digestion, and maintains cell membranes within the body.
Cholesterol moving around in the body is special molecules called lipoproteins. The low density lipoproteins (LDL) bring cholesterol from the liver to the rest of the body. The high density lipoproteins (HDL) carry excess cholesterol back to the liver. Both are critical for a normal functioning body.
However, it is important to regulate lipoprotein levels and rations to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Ideally you should maintain LDL cholesterol under 130 and HDL cholesterol at 60 or above. While your genetics plays a big role in determining your cholesterol levels, a diet high in certain fats (mainly saturated and trans fats) is a significant factor as well.
Changing your diet and getting enough exercise are the first step toward maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, but for those who need extra support, nature has several solutions with scientific research showing their benefits.
Why do we choose to take Andorra International’s Cholesteright?
Andorra Life Cholesteright powerfully fights cholesterol. The ingredients in Cholesteright are tested to be effective in helping you reach and maintain healthy cholesterol levels without medication.
A daily serving of two Cholesteright includes:
800mg of Phytosterols Concentrate:
Phytosterols Concentrate is a source of plant sterols including beta sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. It helps absorb excess cholesterol from the diet so that it can be excreted. 800mg is the effective dosage that can help our bodies both fight off the bad Cholesterol and reduce risk of coronary heart disease.
Helps to lower LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and increase HDL cholesterol (“good” or “healthy” cholesterol), and to prevent atherosclerosis (thickening of the arteries).
Is superb at fighting free radicals, one of the main contributors to LDL cholesterol oxidation. It also helps to reduce lipid peroxidation, including that of cholesterol and unsaturated fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, which make up cell membranes. Vitamin C helps maintain healthy blood vessels, another important factor for total cholesterol health.
In nature, there are 8 types of Vitamin E, 4 types of tocopherols and 4 types of tocotrienols. They differ in cellular uptake and bioavailability. Tocotrienols are mainly transported in triglyceride-rich particles such as very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs) and chylomicrons. Tocopherols are mainly transported in low-density lipoproteins (LDLs).
Most importantly, tocotrienols have unique and additional health properties with a much more potent antioxidant effect than the more “common” forms of tocopherols. It is also believed that tocotrienols may help reduce serum cholesterol and reverse arterial blockage in Carotid Stenosis patients. These unique additional health benefits are not associated with the use of alpha-tocopherol by itself.
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