Cholesterol Shield phytosterol blend is a dietary supplement designed to help retain healthy cholesterol levels that are already within normal limits combining the benefits of pantethine with a proprietary phytosterol blend.
Proven to help reduce cholesterol
Effective dosage levels
The key ingredients in Cholesterol Shield work together to help retain healthy cholesterol levels already within normal limits, pantethine acts at the synthesis stage in the liver to help support healthy cholesterol production, and phytosterols work in the intestines to help impede the body's ability to absorb cholesterol from foods.
Cholesterol Shield's combination of two clinically studied ingredients, pantethine and phytosterols provide advantages including:
proves that including plant sterols in your diet helps to lower blood total and
LDL cholesterol levels. Following a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol,
and consuming 400 mg or more of plant sterols twice a day may reduce the risk
of heart disease.
Phytosterols are the "fat" of
plants. The proprietary phytosterol blend found in Cholesterol Shield occurs naturally and is structurally similar
to cholesterol, though its activity is very different. The major phytosterols
found in nature are beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. The typical
daily diet contains 100-300 mg of phytosterols.
At usual levels of
consumption, phytosterols have little effect on blood cholesterol
concentration. However, because phytosterols share structural similarities with
cholesterol, they bind to sites in the intestines that would be used for
cholesterol binding were they not blocked. Dietary consumption of phytosterols
in the 1200 mg per dose range reduces intestinal and biliary cholesterol
absorption and helps to retain healthy cholesterol levels that are already
within normal limits.
Phytosterols appear to
decrease the solubility of cholesterol in the intestines, thus interfering with
its absorption. Phytosterols also increase bile salt excretion in the intestines.
In humans, administration of phytosterols significantly decreased cholesterol
absorption from food by 38%. Clinical trials show that phytosterol consumption
supports cardiovascular health.
Scientific evidence proves
that including plant sterols in your diet helps to lower blood total and LDL
cholesterol levels. Following a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and
consuming 400 mg or more of plant sterols twice a day may reduce the risk of
Shield also contains
pantethine, a precursor of coenzyme A (CoA). CoA is involved in 70 enzymatic
pathways, including cholesterol synthesis. Pantethine modulates the action of
several enzymes, including 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase.
Pantethine inhibits the activity of HMG-CoA reductase; this enzyme plays an
important part in the pathway of cholesterol synthesis.
Human studies have
demonstrated that pantethine is beneficial for retaining healthy cholesterol
levels that are already within normal limits. Additionally, studies have shown that 600 mg
of pantethine per day is required to achieve this beneficial support. A
year-long trial with pantethine was conducted in 24 individuals. The treatment
was well tolerated with no subjective complaints or detectable side effects.
Blood lipid assays repeated after 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of treatment
revealed consistent benefit for retaining healthy cholesterol levels that are
already within normal limits.
In another study, the effect
of pantethine (various mg doses daily for 3 to 6 months) was evaluated in 72
individuals. The results demonstrated that pantethine was tolerated well and
retained healthy cholesterol levels that were already within normal limits.
of Phytosterols and Pantethine
Since pantethine and phytosterols exert their beneficial effects in different
ways, it is theorized that a product combining both complimentary ingredients
may synergistically provide even greater levels of significant support.
In a clinical study, patients
received Cholesterol Shield for
24 weeks. Cholesterol Shield
was found to support healthy cholesterol levels already within normal limits.
In addition, this study showed that Cholesterol
Shield supports healthy HDL/LDL ratio and healthy triglyceride levels
already within the normal range.
Take one tablet three times daily, with or immediately before each meal.
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