- 16 Jul 2019
Blood glucose levels
Intestinal regularity and health
SOLUBLE FIBREResearch indicates that as Fibersol 2™ improves carbohydrate metabolism, serum cholesterol and blood glucose levels. It has been shown that Fibersol-2 lowers serum triglyceride levels and total cholesterol levels by lowering LDL-cholesterol levels without a change in HDL-cholesterol levels in both healthy adults and Type II diabetics. It also promotes the growth of “friendly” intestinal bacteria and assists with healthy intestinal regularity and thus beneficial for general wellness.
The effectiveness of phytosterols is so strong that the National Cholesterol Education Program recommends people with high cholesterol consume 2 grams of phytosterols each day. It has been shown to lower total cholesterol up to 10 percent and LDL or “bad” cholesterol up to 14 percent
There is solid scientific evidence that beta-glucan can boost heart health.
Several studies suggest that beta-glucan may lower cholesterol and triglycerides. One study indicated that eating oats with at least 3g of beta-glucan daily reduced bad cholesterol (LDL) levels between 5 and 7 percent. It also helps with constipation and bowel regularity, maintains healthy gut bacteria, healthy blood sugar levels immune system and aids in weight control.
Grape seed extract contains a high percentage of compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs for short). Flavonoids that have been well-known for some time as potent antioxidants that promote blood vessel strength and optimal eye health. More recently, however, researchers have discovered two new roles for OPCs: lowering blood pressure and cholesterol & decreasing oxidised LDL particles in the blood.
BACILLUS COAGULANS - PROBIOTIC
Bacillus Coagulans - Lactospore® is a naturally microencapsulated probiotic, stable at room temperature, that proliferates in the GI tract to produce lactic acid, creating an environment for the body’s normal flora to flourish and inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
It aids in protein-lipid and carbohydrate digestion and provides numerous health benefits with documented clinical effectiveness for digestive problems and the reduction of cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a substance that the human body makes naturally to generate cellular energy. CoQ10 also functions as a powerful antioxidant to help fight free radicals that can damage cells and DNA.
The body produces less and less CoQ10 as we get older. People with certain conditions, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and heart problems, also tend to have low levels of CoQ10.
CoQ10 supplementation may also function as a natural aid in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels and improving heart health.
Preliminary studies indicate that the use of silymarin milk thistle extract, together with other traditional treatment methods, improves total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol and triglyceride levels all improve compared to levels before taking milk thistle.
According to the National Institute of Health, there’s some compelling research showing that taking silymarin, can help control symptoms of diabetes by helping with glycemic control.
VITAMIN B3 / INOSITOL HEXANICOTINATE
Nicotinic acid, which is better known as niacin or vitamin B3, is so effective in normalizing blood lipid levels that it has been declared the treatment of choice for reducing cholesterol by none other than the Expert Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).
For the many people who might have a nicotinic acid intolerance, the chemical cousin of nicotinic acid called Inositol hexanicotinate (IHN) has been shown by two research groups to produce a reduction in cholesterol that was even more profound than that produced by nicotinic acid.
VITAMIN B6 PYRIDOXINE
Pyridoxine has a role in preventing heart disease. Without enough pyridoxine, an amino acid called homocysteine builds up in the body damaging blood vessel linings and setting the stage for plaque build-up when the body tries to heal the damage.
Vitamin B6 prevents this build-up, lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels and keeps blood platelets from sticking together. All of these properties work to keep heart disease at bay.
VITAMIN B9 FOLIC ACID
Folic acid supplements may help reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with a family history of high cholesterol.
Experts believe that folic acid reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering blood levels of the toxic amino acid homocysteine.
Research has revealed that folic acid supplementation improved the ability of blood vessels to dilate. This flexibility, contracting or expanding in volume as needed, is especially important in patients with high cholesterol, who are at increased risk for narrowed arteries high blood pressure and dangerous plaque buildup.