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Cholesterol and triglycerides

Natural products containing plant extracts or nutrients useful for maintaining proper levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood (against high cholesterol) and promoting digestion and proper liver function

Both cholesterol and triglycerides are fundamental elements for our body: cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes and acts as a raw material for the synthesis of some hormones and other essential substances such as vitamin D, while triglycerides represent an energy source very important for the human body.

It is essential, however, to control their levels in the blood, especially after a certain age, because several studies have confirmed a correlation between high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

If you eat too many carbohydrates and animal fats, these are then "transformed" by the liver into "bad" cholesterol. One must remember that there is "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins, LDLs) and good cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins, HDL).
Simplistically, lipoproteins are the "vehicle" that carries fat into the bloodstream in order to reach the various body tissues. LDLs distribute cholesterol to various organs, but if their blood levels are too high, they can start to gradually settle on the arterial wall, forming the so-called atherosclerotic plaques.
HDLs, on the other hand, represent "good cholesterol" as they absorb excess cholesterol and bring it back to the liver where it is incorporated into bile salts, which are sent to the intestine and finally partially expelled with faecal material.
The formation of plaques in the arteries caused by "bad" cholesterol impairs their elasticity over time and results in an obstacle to circulation, which can develop into very serious problems such as thrombosis, or even a heart attack.

To prevent this accumulation, proper nutrition combined with regular physical activity becomes essential. It can also be helpful to take supplements that synergistically exploit substances that can promote the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides (such as soy lecithin, monacolin K, flaxseed oil or mistletoe) and keep the cardiovascular system healthy.
Supplementation of plant sterols can, for example, be useful for maintaining normal levels of cholesterol in the blood. Other substances such as boldus, artichoke or milk thistle, may, however, support liver function and therefore help the liver in its fundamental "cleansing" function.

Finally, remember that it is always good to look ahead, through prevention, to a healthy lifestyle and regular checkups, to keep "bad fats" under control and ensure a healthy future to your body.

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  1. CHIA SEEDS 360 g

    Chia seeds

    Chia seeds are rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3s and 6s) and dietary fibres. α-linolenic acid (omega 3) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*. Replacing dietary saturated fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of blood cholesterol.
    * Beneficial effects can be obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of α-linolenic acid (omega 3).
    Available formats 360 g
    €15.90

  2. Cholevis

    Cholevis

    Monacolin K, contained in red yeast rice, helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels*. Walnut, horehound and sacred bark promote healthy digestive function, while boldus, artichoke, milk thistle, dandelion and rosemary can improve liver function.
    * Beneficial effects have been shown to be obtained with a daily intake of 10 mg of Monacolin K.
    €22.90

  3. LECISOLE 100  softgels

    Lecisole

    Sunflower lecithin is rich in phospholipids, important nutrients included in the composition of cell membranes.
    Available formats 80 g
    €17.90

  4. LECIVIS 100  softgels

    Lecivis

    Sunflower lecithin is rich in phospholipids, especially phosphatidylcholine, which contains choline and phosphorus in easily assimilated organic form. Phosphorus promotes energy metabolism, contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, and, in combination with flaxseed oil, helps maintain the integrity of cell membranes. Choline contributes to normal liver function, assists the metabolism of homocysteine and, together with flaxseed and wheat germ oils, supports the metabolism of lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides). In addition, wheat germ oil has an antioxidant effect and, with Vitamin E, helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
    Available formats 80 g
    €17.90

  5. LINOSTEROLO 100  softgels

    Linosterolo

    Food supplement made from plant sterols, flaxseed oil, vitamins A and E. Sterols contribute to maintaining normal levels of cholesterol in the blood * while linseed oil, beside promoting the metabolism of lipids, helps maintain normal cell membrane function. * The beneficial effect can be obtained with a daily intake of at least 0.8 g of plant-based sterols.
    Available formats 80 g
    €26.90

  6. OATS TITRATED EXTRACT 150 g powder

    Oats Titrated Extract

    Oats has a high beta-glucan content, which contributes to cholesterol metabolism and helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels*. In addition, oats promotes regular bowel movements, has an emollient and soothing effect on the digestive system and supports mental health and well-being promoting relaxation.
    * The beneficial effect can be obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of beta-glucan.
    Available formats 150 g
    €12.90

  7. PHYTOSTEROLS PLUS 180  tablets

    Phytosterols plus

    Food supplement containing phytosterols or plant sterols, herbs, vitamins and other nutrients. Plant sterols and monacolin K from red yeast rice contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*. In particular, garcinia, cassia nomame and guggul promote the metabolism of lipids while milk thistle facilitates liver and digestive functions. Rich in chromium, which contributes to the metabolism of macronutrients and maintains normal glucose levels in the blood.
    * Beneficial effects have been shown to be obtained with a daily intake of at least 0.8 g of plant sterols and 10 mg of monacolin K.
    Available formats 90 g
    €29.95

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