Cholesterol is a substance that’s essential to us all. When levels are in balance, the body uses it to create hormones, vitamin D, and digestive substances. In excess, plaques can form that narrow and block the arteries, resulting in a stroke or heart attack.
Cholesterol buildup can be influenced by lifestyle choices including diet, exercise and smoking. Other factors such as age, heredity, and obesity may also affect healthy cholesterol levels.
There are two types of cholesterol:
- High-density lipoprotein
- Helps carry LDL back to the liver, so it can be flushed from the body
- High levels can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
- Low-density lipoprotein
- Makes up most of your body’s cholesterol
- High levels can raise your risk for heart disease and stroke.
To help manage healthy cholesterol levels, doctors typically prescribe medications called statins. Statins are among the most prescribed medications on the market today!
Unfortunately, they can cause side-effects, including headache, sleeplessness, a flushed appearance or rash, muscle pain or weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and abdominal pain; including bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
Statins also come with warnings about memory loss, confusion, and elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to type 2 diabetes!
Your health is important and we want to help you manage and maintain healthy cholesterol levels naturally!
Sylvan’s Red Yeast Rice supplements can help.*
How, you ask?
Recognized for centuries as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, red yeast rice was discovered to contain certain compounds, called monacolins, that became the basis for many of today’s cholesterol lowering medications. This unique blend of monacolins, combined with the natural pigments found in red yeast, help your body maintain healthy cholesterol levels naturally.*