CholestMin contains plant Sterols/Stanols which have been proven to lower cholesterol naturally.
Plant Sterols/Stanols (Phytosterols) are compounds found naturally in plants that are structurally similar to cholesterol. Phytosterols compete with cholesterol for intestinal absorption and thereby help in lowering serum cholesterol concentrations.
Meta-analyses of clinical trials indicate about 10-25 per cent reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol when Phytosterols are consumed at the recommonded dosage of 2 gm/day. Thus, Phytosterols can be an important part of an overall dietary strategy to manage cholesterol levels, particularly for patients who cannot tolerate cholesterol-lowering drugs.
A reduced blood cholesterol level is associated with a reduced risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and stroke. As co-therapy with statin drungs, Phytosterols provide additional LDL cholesterol lowering benefit that is more effective than doubling the statin dose.
In USA, a 'GRAS' (Generarlly Recognized As Safe) procedure has been followed for Phytosterols. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a Phytosterol dose of 2 gm/day to enhance lowering of cholesterol.
Take two tablets two times daily with a glass of water or other beverage with two largest meals.
ChlestMin should be used with caution when combined with:
Serving Size 2 tablets
Servings Per Container TBD
Amount Per Serving %DV
Plant Sterols/Stanols 1000 mg*
*Daily value not eastablished
Ingredients: Plant Sterols/Stanols (Soy)
Caution: Not for use by pregnant or lactating women or children. Consult with your doctor before using CholestMin if you are currently using medications to lower your cholesterol.
What are plant sterols?
Plant sterols (or phytosterols) are a naturally occurring part of all plants. They are mainly found in vegetable oils but are also present in smaller amounts in nuts, legumes, grains, cereals, wood pulp and leaves.
What do the many Heart Foundations recommend for adults with high blood cholesterol?
To lower LDL-cholesterol the various Heart Foundations recommend adults consume 2 to 3 grams of plant sterols per day from plant sterol enriched foods. Consuming more than this amount will not do harm but will not give any additional benefits.
How will plant sterol enriched foods affect a patient’s statin treatment?
Plant sterols are not meant to replace cholesterol lowering drugs. If patients have very high cholesterol levels and are already on cholesterol lowering medication, they should continue taking it. Research shows that plant sterol enriched foods work together with statins, to have an even greater impact on lowering LDL-cholesterol levels.
How safe are plant sterols?
Plant Sterols are completed safe and have GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from FDA.