High cholesterol is probably today’s most talked about health issue. And perhaps the most misunderstood.
To begin with, most doctors don’t even discuss the most dangerous form of cholesterol (CHL). Many don’t tell you enough about “good” CHL. And very few seem to spend much time on natural ways to get your CHL down.
Besides, what’s so bad about cholesterol anyway?
Well, let’s spend a few minutes today unraveling the cholesterol quagmire. Because getting it right could save your life.
And once you understand what’s going on, you’ll see the problem may be a lot easier to solve than you’ve been led to believe.
Plus, you’ll discover two natural ways to fight CHL build-up. You can simply put one on your dinner plate. The other is a key ingredient in Cholest 9, Best Life Herbals’ cholesterol-fighting formula.
Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Bad
Cholesterol comes in many forms. But doctors generally talk about only two. LDL – or “bad” – CHL is “low density lipoprotein.” And “high-density lipoprotein” – or HDL – is known as “good” cholesterol.
LDL is called “bad,” because it can build up in your arteries. HDL is “good,” because it removes excess LDL from your bloodstream.
But here’s the thing, LDL on its own isn’t bad. It only becomes a danger when it’s oxidized. Oxidized LDL is the form of CHL that sticks to artery walls and leads to blockages. So maybe we should call it “really bad” cholesterol.
The trick to healthy CHL levels is balance. If you can lower your LDL and raise your HDL, your body has less “bad” CHL to oxidize and more “good” CHL to move excess LDL out of your blood stream.
Keeping your antioxidant levels up is one way to battle oxidized LDL. Because antioxidants can neutralize free radicals before they damage the LDL in your bloodstream. And that means less “sticky” CHL to form blockages.
A new study published by the American Heart Association offers a simple way to lower your risk of some blockages. And they are simple.
Do This at Least 3 Times a Day to Slash Your Cholesterol Risk
Scientists pored over health data from 3.7 million volunteers, looking for links to blocked arteries. One difference stood out.
People who did something just 3 times a day were far less likely to have blockages in their legs than others. What was this secret?
They ate at least 3 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
That’s right. Eating 3 servings of fruits and veggies daily slashed their risk of blocked leg arteries by 18%.
Three servings a day may not sound like much. But less than 3 out of 10 people – out of 3.7 million – managed this simple dietary solution.1
When you get right down to it, most of us don’t eat as well as we know we should. That’s why a little “supplemental insurance” can make a huge difference. In this case, that insurance comes in the form of a natural compound called policosanol.
This compound is especially remarkable because our main source also gives us one of the most unhealthy foods on the planet: sugar.
The Healthy Side of Sugar Cane
Policosanol was almost discovered by accident. Researchers noticed something odd. Cholesterol and triglyceride (blood fat) levels in rats who ate refined sugar went way up. But rats that ate raw sugar saw their levels drop.
Eventually, scientists discovered it was policosanol that made the difference. That was the 1970s. And it’s when research began in earnest.
In cell culture studies, doctors saw policosanol shutting down the ability of cells to make CHL. But not all forms of cholesterol. Treating cells with policosanol only seemed to block production of the “bad” LDL variety.2, 3
It wasn’t long before doctors were testing policosanol on people.
In a 2001 study, doctors gave volunteers either 5 mg or 10 mg of policosanol for 8 weeks. Their LDL levels dropped 17.3% (5 mg) and 26.7% (10 mg).4 Imagine that… Cutting your LDL cholesterol by more than 25% just by taking a small amount of a waste product from sugar production!
In another early study, people taking just 10 mg of policosanol saw their LDL drop by 21.5% and their total CHL drop by 16.2% in just 6 weeks.
Even better, their “good” HDL levels shot up by 14% during the same period.5
In simple terms, the volunteers had less “bad” LDL to oxidize and stick to artery walls… and more “good” HDL to move out any extra LDL from the blood stream. That is the perfect formula for keeping your arteries clear… and lowering your risk of heart problems.
As the results came in, scientists began looking at more and more groups at risk of heart trouble.
Lowering Heart Risk for High-Risk Groups
In 1995, Cuban doctors set out to see.
For 6 weeks, the doctors gave volunteers 5 mg of policosanol daily. The volunteers had both blood sugar issues and high cholesterol.
Even in volunteers with serious blood sugar problems, policosanol seemed to work its magic. The group saw their total CHL drop by 17.5%. Their LDL dropped 21.8%. And their HDL levels went up by 11.3%.6
In other words, policosanol promotes healthy CHL levels… even in people with blood sugar problems.
In 1999, a study showed policosanol was more effective than a mainstream option in lowering total and LDL cholesterol – and raising HDL levels. Plus, the volunteers taking policosanol saw their triglyceride (blood fat) levels drop more than 14%. Something the mainstream option couldn’t do.7
In fact, several studies have compared policosanol to mainstream CHL-lowering efforts. And policosanol seems to win every time.
Busting High Cholesterol Effectively and Safely
In another 1999 study, policosanol proved its effectiveness. Volunteers taking policosanol saw their LDL levels drop 20.4% over 12 weeks. Their total CHL dropped by 14.2%.
These numbers were significantly better than those for volunteers following a mainstream cholesterol-lowering protocol.
The policosanol group also had an average rise in HDL of 7.1%… a stat the standard protocol wasn’t able to budge.
Policosanol also led to fewer side effects… and produced better results at half the dosage of the standard protocol.8
Studies also suggest policosanol may work when standard options fail.
Lower Cholesterol in Even the Most Stubborn Cases
A small University of Kentucky study looked at people who had problems with standard CHL options.
Among those who couldn’t tolerate standard options, taking policosanol cut LDL by 17%. Total CHL dropped by 9.4%.9
Keep in mind these were people mainstream solutions couldn’t help. But policosanol worked for them… safely.
Another study followed volunteers for a full year. Taking just 5 mg of policosanol lowered LDL levels by 23.7%… and kept them down for a full year.
Seven volunteers dropped out of the study… but 5 of them were from the placebo group.10 In other words, policosanol had fewer side effects than a pill designed to do nothing!
Does it get any better? Maybe.
Is This a Heart Booster With Undiscovered Benefits?
Doctors in Havana tested policosanol on volunteers with other heart risks. In other words, high cholesterol wasn’t their only issue.
The placebo group had 11 serious adverse events during the study. Two resulted in death. But the policosanol group had ZERO adverse events.
The policosanol group was split in two. Some took 5 mg daily, while other took 10 mg. The 5 mg group saw an 18.2% drop in LDL. The 10 mg group, 25.6%. HDL went up 15.5% in the 5 mg group. But it jumped 28.4% in those taking 10 mg.11
Both beat the placebo group by a country mile. After nearly 6 months, the policosanol groups were far better off than the placebo group.
And we’re not even sure of all the heart-health benefits policosanol may offer.
What we do know is it’s a potent natural way to influence cholesterol levels… and perhaps lower the risk of heart issues in both the short- and long-term.
This is great. But what if you combined the benefits of policosanol with other proven cholesterol-busters?
Take Advantage of Nature’s Most Powerful Cholesterol Busters
- Red yeast rice has centuries of use behind it. And it’s backed by modern studies, too.
- Garlic is an all-round heart-health booster that’s also effective at busting cholesterol.
- And oat bran is so well proven, even breakfast cereals tout its benefits.
Cholest 9 brings together 9 of Nature’s most potent cholesterol busters. Powerful compounds like Beta-sitosterol, oat bran, and inositol. All designed to help you lower levels of “bad” LDL and encourage higher levels of “good” HDL.
But these aren’t just compounds. They’re concentrates. So you get the most potent form we can offer… for the biggest cholesterol-busting boost available.
And available at no risk. Because Cholest 9 is covered by our full-year guarantee.
Check it out. We promise Cholest 9 will be everything we’ve said it is… or well refund every penny of the purchase price (excluding shipping and handling charges).
Now is the time to give your heart maximum defenses. And you can, with the ingredients in Cholest 9.
Enjoy the most potent heart defenses Nature offers. Just click on Cholest 9 and call up Nature’s most powerful cholesterol-busters.
Cholesterol may not be the enemy the mainstream makes it out to be. But it is a serious problem.
With the ingredients in Best Life Herbals’ Cholest 9, you’ll get the very best out of every cholesterol-busting nutrient.
So you can stop worrying about cholesterol levels… and start focusing on what’s important in life. Like friends… family… and a life that’s tied to the positive, instead of the negative.
Yours in continued good health,
The Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.
1 “Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries,” American Heart Association, May 18, 2017.
2 Menendez, R., et al, “Policosanol inhibits cholesterol biosynthesis and enhances low density lipoprotein processing in cultured human fibroblasts,” Biological Research. Jan 1, 1994; 27(3-4):199-203.
3 Singh, D.K., et al, “Policosanol Inhibits Cholesterol Synthesis in Hepatoma Cells by Activation of AMP-Kinase,” Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Sep 2006; 318(3): 1020-1026.
4 Mirkin, A., et al, “Efficacy and tolerability of policosanol in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women,” International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Research. Jan 1, 2001; 21(1): 31-41.
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10 Pons, P., et al, “One-year efficacy and safety of policosanol in patients with type II hypercholesterolemia,” Current Therapeutic Research. Sep 1994; 55(9): 1084-1092