Nature's Benefits S. Holt, MD Founders, Hold MD Labs Cholesterol Naturally™
Cholesterol Naturally by Nature's Benefit
is a dietary supplement to promote healthy blood cholesterol and a healthy blood homocysteine level. Cholesterol Naturally™ contains botanical agents that may partially modify aspects of the normal body function of an inflammatory response. There is no complex, synergistic formula for promoting a healthy blood cholesterol that has the versatility of Cholesterol Naturally™ which has been referred to as Ultimate Cholesaid.
The promotion of healthy blood cholesterol has become a national obsession resulting in the sale of billions of dollars worth of cholesterol lowering drugs, mainly of the statin type. Lowering blood cholesterol with statin drugs in groups of individuals that are at high risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke is documented to be cost effective and appropriate in medical practice. What may be questioned about these drugs is the use as a first line option to lower blood cholesterol without paying appropriate attention to lifestyle adjustments and nutritional interventions to promote a healthy blood cholesterol level. The statin group of drugs causes common side effects and, on occasion, they cause serious adverse effects including, skin rashes, liver problems and severe damage to muscles that can result in death. Dr. Holt believes that the first line option to deal with cholesterol problems involves lifestyle change with specific dietary adjustments and the use of dietary supplements or foods that are known to lower bad forms of cholesterol (low density lipoproteins, LDL) and increase good forms of cholesterol (high density lipoproteins, HDL).
Drugs used to lower blood cholesterol exert most of their effects on lowering LDL only. Recently, drugs have been developed that may both lower LDL and increase HDL. That said, natural agents are more versatile at raising HDL than modern drugs. Furthermore, natural substances that provide nutritional support to promote a healthy blood cholesterol are safe and they not share the adverse event profile of commonly used cholesterol lowering drugs and they are often less expensive.
The manufacturers of statin drugs are fully aware that these drugs deplete the body stores of co-enzyme Q10. Furthermore, statin drugs are often prescribed to people with the metabolic Syndrome X for their disorders of blood cholesterol, but individuals with Syndrome X may often have underlying liver disease due to fatty liver. This means that a large proportion of the target population using statin drugs have disordered liver function and the commonest reason for an individual to stop taking a statin drug is liver toxicity. Therefore, common sense would question the widespread use of statin drugs in people with the metabolic Syndrome X and one may appreciate why so many people on statin drugs have to stop these medications because they develop laboratory abnormalities that signal the presence of liver damage. This information has been brushed under the carpet by the pharmaceutical industry.
There are several compelling reasons why one would elect to take a safe, natural and simple approach to controlling blood cholesterol. Furthermore, the risk of heart disease and stroke is not all about cholesterol alone. Elevated blood homocysteine and body inflammation are important independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol lowering drugs do not address the problem of elevated blood homocysteine. Many of the 70 million Americans with the metabolic Syndrome X have elevated blood cholesterol related to insulin resistance and, again, drugs used to lower cholesterol do not address insulin resistance.
Take two capsules twice daily with 4 ounces of pure water.
Servings per container: 30
Serving Size: 4 vegetable capsules contain:
Ingredient Amount RDI%
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) 250mcg 4167%
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 25mg 1250%
Niacin (Inositol Hexanicotinate) 20mg 100%
Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
(CromeMate**) 120mcg 100%
Oat Bran Extract 10% Beta Glucans 1200mg *
Red Rice Yeast 0.4% Lovastatin 600mg *
Trimethylglycine 500mg *
Phytosterols (contains approx. 40% beta sitosterol, 20% campersterol, 15% stigmasterol) 250mg *
Garlic Extract 1.2% Allicin 100mg *
Gum Guggul 2.5% Guggel Sterones 100mg *
Artichoke Leaf 5% Cyanarin 50mg *
Policosanols 10mg *
*RDI not established
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide.
About Nature's Benefit
Natures Benefit was established in 2000 with the premise that quality vitamin supplements are only made possible by maintaining the highest standards in the manufacturing process. In collaboration with nutritional scientists, our products are physician formulated to provide nutritional support for body structures and functions. Each product that we offer is condition-specific and backed by documented research.
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