Provides support for overall cardiovascular health
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Supports immune health
Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols eaten twice per day with meals for a daily total intake of at least .8 grams as part of a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of Maximum-Strength Plant Sterols CardioAid supplies 0.4 grams of plant sterols.
Plant sterols are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in plant cell membranes. Because plant sterols are similar to the body’s cholesterol molecules, when they are consumed, they compete with cholesterol for absorption in the digestive system. As a result, cholesterol absorption is blocked, and blood cholesterol levels are reduced.
To effectively reduce cholesterol, plant sterols need to be consumed every day, with meals, and in the right amount. According to established scientific research, an intake of 2.5-3.0g of plant sterols per day can reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol levels by 10-12.5% in two to three weeks. If you stop using the products then the potential benefit of lowered cholesterol will also eventually stop.
Each capsule of Swanson plant sterols contain 400mg. Two capsules, taken three times daily, will provide 2.5g of plant sterols.
There are no side effects associated with plant sterols – it is a natural and healthy way to help reduce cholesterol. You can take plant sterols together with your existing cholesterol medication if you are on it. Do not discontinue your cholesterol medication until your doctor tells you it is safe to do so!
It is not possible to get enough plant sterols to help lower cholesterol from the foods we eat. How much plant stanols and sterols do I need? Most diets provide a small amount of plant sterols (around 300mg per day); vegetarian diets contain about twice this amount.
To be effective any plant sterol supplements need to be consumed at meal times. This is because they work by mixing with the food in your intestines.
The evidence of effectiveness for plant sterols is so strong that both the US FDA and The European Commission recommends people with high cholesterol consume 2 grams of phytosterols each day. Food manufacturers are encouraged to include plant sterols in their products, and are legally allowed to advertise the health benefits. You can now see products like Magnolia Milk including Plant Sterols in the supermarkets.
Ult Max Plant Sterols Cardioaid