SCIENCE-BASED PLANT STEROLS FOR CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT AND IMMUNE SUPPORT
Chol SAP‑15 contains plant sterols in a natural nonesterified form that helps in lowering total and LDL-cholesterol levels and maintaining healthy blood lipid levels. Evidence shows that LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol concentrations can be decreased between 8 and 15% with intakes of plant sterols of 1.05 g/d. Plant sterol intake has been suggested to support immune function and elicit healthy inflammatory responses. In addition, plant sterol supplementation improves antioxidant status and mitigates the effects of carcinogens. Plant sterols are lipophilic, and Chol SAP‑15 is formulated using an organic flax seed oil base, ensuring optimal absorption and efficacy, also serving as a source of omega‑3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) for the maintenance of good health.
Science-based Hawthorn for Cardiovascular Health
Widely recorded in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties, hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) has been extensively studied for its beneficial effects in cardiovascular health. Its unique chemical composition rich in flavonoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidins, especially vitexin have been found to exert antiarrhythmic, hypotensive, and hypolipidemic effects. Some of the postulated mechanisms of action purported to the benefits of hawthorn include inhibition of phosphodiesterase activity, increasing the levels of cAMP in cardiac cells, inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme which exerts a vasodilating and hypotensive effect, lowering levels of LDL cholesterol by increasing LDL breakdown through hepatic receptors, antioxidant effect by increasing nitric oxide production, and inhibition of the Na+/K+-ATPase pump in cardiac muscles.
Hawthorn SAP provides high quality hawthorn berry extract standardized to vitexin that can help maintain and support cardiovascular health.
SCIENCE-BASED PEA-EMULSIFIED COENZYME Q10 FOR OPTIMAL ABSORPTION
Coenzyme Q10 is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of healthy living cells. It has two main physiological roles: energy production and antioxidant protection. Without COQ10, the chain of cellular energy is broken; without energy, cellular life ceases. CoQ10 levels decrease with age, and are even lower in patients with chronic diseases. Prescription drugs, including statins, may also lower coQ10 levels, yet they can be increased by supplementing with coQ10. PQ10 has the ability to be absorbed 2.5-4.25 times more efficiently than the standard ubiquinone form of coQ10.