Roughly half of all adults have high cholesterol – a key contributor to heart attacks and stroke. “Bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, can clog up the arteries, which is bad news for blood pressure and circulation. In contrast, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol helps clear LDL cholesterol from the arteries.
Doctors recommend a total cholesterol level below 4 mmol/L and an LDL level below 1.8 mmol/L. The good news is that many of us can achieve these levels using a natural approach to cholesterol management.
For tip top cardiovascular health it is essential to exercise regularly, avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake, practice good stress management, and eat a healthy, balanced diet that helps raise HDL levels while lowering LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.
In practice, this means reducing your intake of processed and animal-derived foods to help lower cholesterol and saturated fat intake, which helps keep your LDL cholesterol levels in check. Eating high-fibre foods also helps because fibre binds to cholesterol to remove it from your body. Antioxidant-rich foods are also great for heart health as antioxidants help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, thereby protecting the arteries.
Natural Factors Advanced Cholesterol is a synergistic formula combining three clinically proven natural ingredients that support cholesterol management. Niacin, Sytrinol®, and hibiscus extract work together to help lower “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides. Niacin also provides one of few ways to raise “good” HDL cholesterol, while Sytrinol®, a patented natural citrus and palm fruit extract, inhibits excess cholesterol production in the liver.
This one-a-day intermediate-release formula enables absorption over a six-to-eight-hour period, preventing skin flushing commonly associated with niacin. Each tablet features 475 mg of niacin (as nicotinic acid) and 75 mg of Sytrinol®, alongside orange peel extract, palm extract, and a Hibiscus sabdariffa 4:1 extract standardized to contain 6% anthocyanins (key antioxidants that support heart health).