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Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the body that has several vital roles. It is a building block for various hormones and bile acids, and it plays a major role in stabilising cell membranes. While proper cholesterol levels are important to good health, the evidence demonstrates that elevated blood cholesterol levels together with other risk factors, may greatly contribute to cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is transported in the blood by lipoproteins. The major categories of lipoproteins are very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). VLDL and LDL are responsible for transporting fats (primarily triglycerides and cholesterol) from the liver to the cells of the body. Elevations of either VLDL or LDL are associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. In contrast, HDL is responsible for returning fats to the liver for metabolism. A high HDL is associated with a low cardiovascular risk. When cholesterol levels increase in the blood and are not cleared properly by the liver, the cholesterol may deposit in the arteries at sites that have been damaged, weakened or inflamed due to free radical activity.
These cholesterol deposits or “plaques” can contribute to cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death. Remember that elevated cholesterol levels may be a major cause of cardiovascular disease but cholesterol is not the only contributing risk factor, other important factors to consider are homocysteine levels, blood pressure, inflammation, cortisol levels, insulin resistance, obesity, stress, hormones, lifestyle, diet, toxicity, medical history, physical exercise, and hereditary factors. Hereditary factors may be positively influenced by a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Clinicians Cholesterol Lo provides nutrient support for healthy blood lipid levels, circulation and heart health.
|Directions||<h4>Dose</h4> Adult: 2 capsules 3 times daily or as directed <h4>Recommendation and Cautions</h4> Gugulipid may stimulate thyroid function. Use with caution in individuals with medically diagnosed hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid function). In some sensitive individuals Guggulipids may cause skin reactions and gastrointestinal upsets Use with caution in individuals with salicilate sensitivity. When taken on an empty stomach, a mild but noticeable flushing may occur from the nicotinic acid content, take with food, if this occurs. There are no adverse effects from this reaction. Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to insufficient evidence on the effects of gugulipid preparations during these times.|
|Health Concern||Cardiovascular and Heart Support|
|Ingredients||<h4>Contains</h4> <table class="ingredient-table" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"> <thead> <tr> <th class="ingredient-header" scope="col"><strong>Ingredients</strong></th><th class="ingredient-header" scope="col"><strong>Strength</strong></th><th class="ingredient-header" scope="col"><strong>Unit</strong></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ingredient"> Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid)</td> <td class="ingredient" align="right"> 10</td> <td class="ingredient"> mg</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ingredient">Chromium (from chromium amino acid chelate)</td> <td class="ingredient" align="right"> 30</td> <td class="ingredient"> mcg</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ingredient"> <p> <em>Commiphora mukul </em>(guggul) gum ext.<br />(standardised to 9% [45mg] gugglesterone</p> </td> <td class="ingredient" align="right"> 500</td> <td class="ingredient"> mg</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span>No added: </span>gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives.</p>|
|Made in New Zealand||No|
|Servings per Pack||45|