Xtend-Life Lipi-Rite Cholesterol Formula
Works safely without the side effects of statins
May reduce cholesterol oxidation, improving arterial health
Xtend-Life’s Lipi-Rite may help improve the reduction of cholesterol production and absorption, reduction of blood fats, hardening of arteries, and oxidation of cholesterol as well as increasing the excretion of cholesterol.
All the ingredients used are supported individually by multiple clinical studies. The synergistic multi-action of this product potentially produces a total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride lowering effect greater than most other natural supplements on the market today. Read More
Control cholesterol and triglycerides without statins
Biased study recommends more statin drugs
You may not know, but the cholesterol panel issuing new aggressive guidelines pointing to wider use of statins neglected to reveal ties to drug companies manufacturing those drugs. In fact, the new guidelines have been called a gift for Merck, Pfizer, and other statin drug makers. Nearly everyone on the panel had received grants or honoraria for consulting or speaking; they were obviously indebted to these pharmaceutical giants.
Since cholesterol has been linked with heart disease, shouldn’t we do everything possible to reduce the level of cholesterol in the body? The answer is “maybe,” and drugs are the most expensive and most dangerous way to lower cholesterol.
Is cholesterol bad? Quite the contrary. Cholesterol is indeed vitally important for the function of every cell in the body. It is the most common organic molecule in the brain. It is essential to formation of synapses, which allow nerve cells to communicate. It is the precursor for all the steroid hormones, including estrogen and testosterone, and stress and blood sugar regulating corticosteroids. It regulates function of membranes of all cells, may have a role in which toxins and nutrients can enter the cell, and regulates function of cell membrane enzymes that facilitate key chemical reactions.1
So why is cholesterol demonized? Heart disease is primarily due to damage to the lining of the blood vessel wall (endothelial dysfunction), followed by the development of a blood clot over the area of damage (thrombus formation). Repeated episodes of endothelial dysfunction and clotting lead to the build up of a layered plaque that can eventually rupture, creating a massive clot, or thrombus, that completely blocks the artery, causing a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. The notorious “plaque” consists of oxidized cholesterol that attempts to repair the damage to the arterial wall. So, indeed, arterial health is the key to preventing heart disease: This was the determination of both health researchers and drug makers until the advent of statin drugs.
In fact, it is the free radicals produced by the oxidation of cholesterol that leads to arterial disease. While blood cholesterol is an important factor in heart health, doctors have been perplexed by the fact that many heart patients have normal LDL cholesterol levels, while other individuals with higher cholesterol go on to lead relatively healthy lives. LDL by itself is not damaging. But when it’s taken up into the artery wall, it becomes oxidized or modified, causing damaging effects on cells in the artery wall. There are actually two kinds of LDL: the larger LDL and the small VLDL (very low density lipoprotein). It is the latter that is linked with blood clots and arterial disease. Triglycerides (essentially blood fat) are at the bottom of this. Triglycerides are potentially useful as fuel when absorbed into muscle cells. Triglycerides not used as fuel wind up in the liver, where they are converted to dangerous VLDL and released back into the blood stream.
So keeping triglycerides under control is extremely important for cardiovascular health. Triglycerides are produced in the body by the conversion of glycogen to triglycerides as a direct result of eating sugar, or more specifically, the fructose in sugar, not fat as one might think. A high-sugar diet tends to raise insulin levels. A higher insulin level makes it harder for triglycerides to get into muscle cells where they are used for energy, and thus these “trigs” remain in the bloodstream. Dr. Barry Sears, in his book, Omega Rx Zone: The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil, has identified a reliable way to determine your cardiovascular health by measuring your TG/HDL ratio. That’s the ratio of triglycerides to HDL, the “good” cholesterol. It should always be less than 2.
1 Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, University of California at San Diego