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Posted on Dec 8, 2009
Educate Yourself on Cholesterol
and What Ingredients May Have the Best Effect!
Disclaimer: Some ingredients may or may not be in any sponsored products. The following ingredient information is for educational purpose only.
So, What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, naturally occurring substance required by the body for normal function. Only a small amount of cholesterol is required for use by the body to produce several hormones, bile acids and Vitamin D. Unused cholesterol may keep you from optimal health.
Do You Need Help Maintaining Your Already Normal Cholesterol Levels?1
There are many ways to help maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range, such as eating healthy, working out and keeping your body weight under control. Most people struggle with at least one of these issues, if not all. There are a few tricks to help maintain your already normal cholesterol levels. Many people have heard to drink a glass of red wine daily, but do not understand why.
Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes and red wine, is thought to provide a positive impact on improved circulation and heart function also known as cardiac health1. Research suggests that Resveratrol helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range1. In addition, Resveratrol also supports healthy platelet aggregation1. You may have seen many studies on Resveratrol or even heard of it on news or talk shows.
Another supplement found to help is Berberine (see article here), a plant alkaloid used in Chinese medicine for centuries1, has been shown to lower elevated total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides . A controlled Chinese study suggested that Berberine, administered in 500 mg doses twice a day for 3 months reduced serum cholesterol 29%, triglycerides 35% and LDL cholesterol by 25%. Berberine increases production of a receptor protein in the liver that binds LDL cholesterol, allowing the cholesterol to be expelled from the body rather than deposited on arterial walls1. In addition, Berberine apparently lowers cholesterol through a different mechanism than statin drugs.
Many people continue to stay informed on the types of technologies in the natural supplement industry, but are not familiar with where to go to get these types of products. Many products do not have the correct amount of ingredients because the ingredients are expensive. So, when purchasing different products, what ever they might be, make sure that it has the correct amount of the ingredient.
Maintaining your already normal cholesterol levels is essential for cardiac health1. In addition to proper diet and exercise, Nutraceuticals are providing exciting results in laboratory and clinical studies. Be sure to include these nutraceuticals in your discussion with your health care provider.
Posted on Dec 2,2009
What are Nutraceuticals?
Everyday we hear how our healthcare system needs "reform"--the system is clogged with long waits for insurance approval for care. You must educate yourself on how to maintain your already healthy body1. People are turning to natural supplements as research continues to support the ability of nutraceuticals to support your health.
Dr. Stephen DeFelice of Cranford, NJ, coined the term "nutraceutical", a combination of the words nutrition and pharmaceutical, in 1989. Dr DeFelice stated,
Nutraceuticals continue to grow in popularity as research suggests the effectiveness of certain natural substances in maintaining your health. One such nutraceutical is Resveratrol.
Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes and red wine, is thought to provide such health benefits as improved circulation and heart function as well as the promotion of a healthy immune response, heart health, and vascular health1.
In fact, there has been much positive research on Resveratrol due to its ability to affect the human body on a cellular level1.
Nutraceuticals continue to provide impressive research results with limited side effects at reduced cost. In addition, research continues to reassert that certain nutraceuticals support a healthy lifestyle. With the possibility of health support, cost-effective nutraceuticals certainly deserve a place at the table during the national debate over healthcare reform.
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