High blood cholesterol levels are the central risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis which is the main reason for the development of cardiovascular diseases.
Atherosclerosis is a continuous inflammatory process in which fat ("bad" cholesterol) and other components in the blood build up on the walls of the arteries creating fatty layers. These fatty layers cause gradual narrowing of blood vessels and may also break away and suddenly block the arterial lumen. Narrowing or complete blockage of the artery prevents the flow of blood and supply of oxygen. This condition of lack of oxygen supply may cause a stroke, heart attack, angina pectoris and even death.
It is important to remember: too much cholesterol is the central risk factor in the creation of atherosclerosis.
A change in life style, which includes proper diet, exercise and taking medication as needed, will help reduce your blood cholesterol levels.
Zerochol helps in reducing LDL cholesterol levels as part of an overall treatment.
Zerochol is a food supplement which contains 100% free (natural) phytosterols in an especially high quantity. Phytosterols are plant components found naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts and cereals. These components have an essential role in the plant structure. It has been proved that appropriate dosages of phytosterols contribute to lowering "bad" blood cholesterol (LDL) levels.
A typical western diet does not contain sufficient dosage of phytosterols for lowering blood cholesterol levels. In contrast, each Zerochol tablet contains 800 mg of phytosterols and therefore, 2 tablets only provide the daily dosage which helps in reducing LDL cholesterol levels.
Important health organizations in USA such as: NCEP – National Cholesterol Education Program and AHA – American Heart Association, recommend the addition of phytosterols as a further therapeutic option for enhancing the lowering of LDL blood cholesterol levels.
Phytosterols , or plant sterols , have a molecular structure similar to that of the cholesterol in our body , but unlike cholesterol , only small amounts of phytosterols are absorbed into the blood. Appropriate dosages of phytosterols block the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine and contribute to a reduction in blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the "good" one.
Zerochol was developed by "Innoceutics" in cooperation with various universities in Belgium , in order to aid in the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Zerochol contains 100% free phytosterols, which are the natural and active form of phytosterols.
Zerochol contains an especially high dose of phytosterols in a tablet. Two tablets only provide the daily dosage which helps in reducing LDL cholesterol levels.
The recommended daily dosage is 2 to 3 tablets to be taken with a small amount of water, fruit juice or milk, during the main meal of the day. It is possible to take up to 3 tablets daily: 2 tablets with the main meal and the third tablet with another meal. Do not consume more than 3 grams of phytosterols per day from any food source or nutritional supplement.
Zerochol may reduce the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, especially beta-carotene, therefore, Zerochol should be used in conjunction with a balanced and varied diet which includes regular consumption of fruits and vegetables and maintains proper blood carotenoid levels.
Use of Zerochol is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children under the age of 5.
Use of Zerochol is not advised for people who suffer from sitosterolaemia , a rare hereditary disease.
There are no known side effects or interactions with other medicines.
Zerochol can support and complement treatment with cholesterol-lowering medications. It is recommended that people taking prescription drugs and/or cholesterol-lowering drugs consult their doctor before using Zerochol.
The information here does not constitute a recommendation or indication for medical treatment
Please do not consider this information as an alternative to consulting your physician or pharmacist.