It is common knowledge that high cholesterol levels can contribute to heart disease, the number one killer in North America. However, while “bad cholesterol” has negative effects on heart health, “good cholesterol” is beneficial. High density lipoprotein (HDL) transports cholesterol to the liver and removes cholesterol from arteries. HDL cholesterol is commonly referred to as “good” cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the bad guy. Excessive LDL cholesterol contributes to plaque formation and artery damage. LDL cholesterol is especially dangerous if it becomes oxidized.
Many herbs and plant extracts have been shown to be beneficial for lowering and balancing cholesterol levels. Berberine, artichoke leaf, guggulsterones (from Commiphora mukul), ferulic acid and theaflavin are all compounds obtained from plants that have been demonstrated to have significant cholesterol lowering effects. All have been shown in clinical trials to reduce both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels. Berberine and Commiphora mukul have also been associated with increased HDL cholesterol levels. Finally, several of these compounds, including berberine, theaflavin and especially ferulic acid, are powerful antioxidants, and are therefore beneficial in the prevention of lipid peroxidation and the formation of harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol.
AOR’s De Cholest includes a synergistic combination of natural ingredients that work together to protect blood vessels and assist in the prevention of plaque build-up in the arteries. These ingredients work through a variety of complimentary mechanisms to balance cholesterol levels; lowering the levels of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol in the blood while increasing the levels of “good” (HDL) cholesterol.
- Helps with elevated cholesterol levels
- Heart Disease Support
- Cholesterol support
- Easy to swallow softgels
AOR's De Cholest is an excellent vitamin/herbal extract combination designed to optimize lipid balance for the purpose of overall cardiovascular health.
Take 6 softgels daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
|Serving Size: 6 Soft Gels
|Commiphora Mukul (7.5% E&Z Guggulsterones)
|Black Tea Extract (40% Theaflavin)
**Based on 2000 calorie diet.
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, and dibasic calcium phosphate..
Product contains no added: Artificial preservatives, Colour, Corn, Soya, Gluten, Wheat or Yeast.
Precaution: Do not use in cases of hyperthyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease or menorrhagia. May potentiate or alter the effects of thyroid medications. Consult your physician. Mild GI problems have been noted in a few people. May reduce the bioavailability of blood pressure drugs diltiazem (Cardizem®) and propranolol (Inderal®), as well as the cancer drug cyclophosphamide. Do not take with acetaminophen (eg. Tylenol®). Some individuals may develop a rash, which disappears when they stop taking the supplement. May cause constipation. Take away from other medications. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.