A Natural Approach to Curbing Cholesterol

Posted by Natural Factors on 2018 Feb 14th

A Natural Approach to Curbing Cholesterol

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.

NF Advanced Cholesterol

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).