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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Natural Cholesterol Reducer Verses Popular Statin Drugs

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Natural Cholesterol Reducer Verses Popular Statin Drugs

Cholesterol knows no boundries, it can be a problem for anyone. The problem is when it becomes a problem it has been elevated for to many years. I have found the best way to lower cholesterol is with phytosterols. What are phytosterols you ask?

Phytosterols come from plants and are chemically similar to cholesterol; phytosterols replace cholesterol in the digestive system, preventing cholesterol from entering the bloodstream.

The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003 stated this, The combination of eating a high fiber diet and supplementing with phytosterols is just as effective at lowering cholesterol as popular statin drugs-of course without the adverse side effects.

Lipitor is often the drug of choice. Side effects of this drug are;

1. Headache-- in up to 16.7 percent

2. Infections -- up to 10.3 percent

3. Muscle pain -- up to 5.6 percent

4. Diarrhea -- up to 5.3 percent

5. Joint pain -- up to 5.1 percent

6. Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) -- up to 6.4 percent

7. Accidental injury -- up to 4.2 percent.

Other common side effects that were observed in more than 2 to 4 percent of people included: Unexplained rash, abdominal pain (stomach pain), General feeling of weakness (asthenia), the flu, Back pain, Allergic reaction, Constipation, Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis), Sore throat (pharyngitis). There are a number of side effects with Lipitor that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to: Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin, upper right abdominal pain, dark urine, and elevated liver enzymes. Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill, since these may be signs of serious breakdown of muscle, known as Rhabdomyolysis. Significant, unexplained changes in the amount of urine you produce (which may be a sign of kidney problems) Signs of an allergic reaction, such as: A rash, Itching, Hives, Wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat.

Two lawsuits are currently in progress; Wilson, one of the 2 plaintiffs who has filed a lawsuit: took Lipitor for 17 months from 2002 to 2003 and blames the drug for memory loss, nervous-system damage, and weakness in his arms and legs, which caused him to leave his job, according to Krum (the plaintiff's lawyer). Mazzariello blames Lipitor for memory loss and muscle damage, said Krum, and he needs a cane to walk.

My intention is not to bash Lipitor but to help people realize there are much safer alternatives, that work just as well or better. What has out of these studies is that phytosterols are most effective when taken with a high fat diet. This raises a quandary as to how can we use them to lower cholesterol when we need fat in our diet to get the full benefit of what they do?

A process has been developed where the plant phytosterols are combined with omega-3 fatty acids and the combination has proven very effective. Not only is cholesterol reduced but triglycerides are reduced as well. What is really beautiful is the fact there are no side effects experienced at all. Independent clinical studies show phytosterols reduce cholesterol up to 29%. Let's compare a few products with phytosterols to fight cholesterol that are available now;

Coromega Omega-3 Packets contain 650mg of Fish Oils & Omega 3's and cost about $1.01 cents per day. There are no phytosterols for cholesterol in this product.

Twinlab's Cholesterol Success has 900mg of phytosterol Esters but no Omega-3's and costs about $0.89 per day.

Enzymatic therapy's Cholesteril Plus has 400mg phytosterol esters and no Omega-3's and costs about $1.02 per day.

Lipitor the drug alternative costs about $3.12 per day, the side effects were discussed above.

The supplement I used and highly recommend reduced my cholesterol to safe levels costs $0.67 per day and has 1500mg of plant phytosterol esters and 1000mg of Omega-3's. The two together are a wonderful team. The fish oil supplies the fat needed for the plant phytosterols to really do their job at attaching cholesterol while at the same time the Omega-3's do their job with triglycerides and many other functions in the body. There you have it; the best of science and the best of nature working together and bringing a super cardivascular benefit to you

About The Author:
I'm John and I have had high cholesterol and high blood pressure and have found how to control them with natural means and am so excited that I can write these articles and share what I have found with you and others. If this makes your life better I'm happy. If you need more information visit my website and Help Your Heart Health with some more really good information. You can also call me direct at my home office: (918) 543-2675 or e-mail me at john@secrettohearthealth.info. I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you might have. Call now before you put it off and forget. Leave your name, number and the nature of your call. I promise you at least a 30 minute consultation to help you in your search for better health.

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Natural Cholesterol Reducer said...

I think natural remedies are always better than anything else.

Natural Triglyceride Reducer said...

I prefer natural cholesterol reducer to other drugs because, natural ones are safe, reliable and carry no side effects. Thank you.