Cardiosmile 2000mg Liquid Plant Sterols Cholesterol Lowering Supplement
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Cardiosmile is a unique, patented, and clinically tested technology for optimal heart health. This liquid formula is a versatile, flexible approach to natural, healthy cholesterol management.*
- Supports Heart & Metabolic Health: Clinically tested to lower cholesterol by reducing its absorption into the bloodstream.
- Convenient 30 day supply: each box contains 30 liquid stick packs (sachets) which provide a total of 2000 mg of plant sterols per serving (of which 1400 mg are beta-Sitosterol).
- Easy-to-use liquid form: No pills to swallow. Mild, neutral taste allows eating directly or adding to beverages, yogurts, dressings, and smoothies.
- Non-GMO Plant Sterols: Cardiosmile's Pine tree source is the best choice for non-GMO plant sterols.
- Meets US NIH guidelines: 2000 mg is the full recommended daily amount by the US National Institute of Health in its Therapeutic Lifestyle Change guidelines
* Products that contain at least 400 mg of plant sterols per serving, eaten twice a day for a total daily intake of at least 800mg and part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. A serving of Cardiosmile provides 2000 mg of pine tree plant sterols.
What is Cardiosmile?
Cardiosmile is an innovation that allows you to add plant sterols (phytosterols) directly to any food you choose, without adding any extra fat.
Food products on the market with added plant sterols, such as fortified margarines or dairy products, also have added fat and calories. Using Cardiosmile on a daily basis is a Natural Approach to Healthy Cholesterol Management, all without any extra calories.
Each stick pack of Cardiosmile has 2000 mg of plant sterols (phytosterols) in water. 2000 mg is the recommended daily amount by the US National Institute of Health in its Therapeutic Lifestyle Change guidelines to help reduce dietary cholesterol. Cardiosmile's results can be observed after 28 days of consumption.(*)
Cardiosmile is a unique product that has been shown to contribute to the reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides*. Its convenience and ease of use stands out: each box of Cardiosmile contains 30 sachets (a 1 month supply).
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Knocking Down Myths about Cholesterol
At Cardiosmile we spend quite some time knocking down myths about cholesterol. You should know that not all fats are harmful, and that it is not necessary to completely eliminate cholesterol from our bodies.
These are the words of Gonzalo Vega, specialist and creator of the natural cholesterol-lowering treatment, Cardiosmile. We demystify some beliefs related to this topic.
FOUR MYTHS ABOUT CHOLESTEROL
Myth #1: Cholesterol must be eliminated in its entirety
“We must consider that cholesterol is divided into two types: good (HDL), which removes excess cholesterol; and bad (LDL), which is the one that tends to accumulate in the arteries. “
Regarding the above, it is essential to know that excess bad cholesterol forms a fat plate. This adheres to the arterial walls, thickening, hardening and narrowing the blood vessels to hinder the correct passage of blood. The expert warns : “If this blockage occurs, your body is at risk of developing heart or brain vascular diseases,”
Myth #2: Fat is the main source of cholesterol
False. The main source of cholesterol in the blood is produced internally in the liver. In addition, the specialist clarifies that not all fats are harmful and that some are necessary for proper body functioning.
Despite the above, excessive consumption of unhealthy fats can cause an increase in bad cholesterol, preventing the action of good cholesterol. These are the so-called trans fat of industrial origin. They are present in processed foods such as snacks, cookies and margarine. A diet rich in this type of fat results in excess weight, obesity and a high risk of cardiovascular, metabolic and joint diseases.
Myth #3: Thin people do not have high cholesterol
False. “While there is a correlation between body fat and cholesterol levels, thin people may also suffer from high cholesterol, as well as an overweight person could have their cholesterol at healthy levels.”
The percentage of cholesterol of each person will depend on his/her lifestyle, for example if they do not exercise regularly, if they smoke, or if they exceed the consumption of alcohol.
Myth #4: Adequate cholesterol levels are recovered only with medication
False. The vast majority of cases in which there is an imbalance of cholesterol this can be corrected practicing sports, quitting smoking and maintaining a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats and favoring natural foods rich in nutrients.
[These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.]
What are Plant Sterols?
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is necessary for many of body’s normal metabolic functions. Found in all the cells of the body, cholesterol is a building block to manufacture hormones, bile acids, vitamin D, and substances that help us digest food. The problem lies when we have an excess of cholesterol, because it builds up on the walls of the arteries, causing arterial plaques. These plaques are often the cause of heart attacks and other heart-related problems.
What are Phytosterols?
Plant Sterols (also known as phytosterols) have been a natural part of the human diet for millennia; they are found in nearly every plant we eat. The richest dietary sources are whole grains, seeds, nuts, and certain fatty vegetables such as avocado. Phytosterols and cholesterol have very similar chemical structures. Animals produce and use cholesterol for various metabolic processes, while plants produce and use cholesterol for similar processes.
Why supplement your diet with Phytosterols?
Phytosterols have many beneficial properties for human health, however, the best known effect is their ability to reduce cholesterol in the body, both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein is known as LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol).
There are more than 200 scientific studies conducted on plant sterols that have shown how beneficial these natural substances are for our bodies. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will supply plant sterols, but the amount needed to achieve a therapeutic effect is very large. For example, you need to eat 18 cabbages a day to get the equivalent of 2 grams of plant sterols (the amount recommended in most clinical studies). This is why plant sterol supplementation is helpful because it is difficult for most people to reach the recommended amounts without an added supplement.
Who can supplement with Phytosterols?
Although the main benefit of plant sterols is to decrease cholesterol absorption, it does not mean that only those with high cholesterol should increase their intake. Phytosterol supplementation is highly recommended for people who want to improve their overall metabolic health. Anyone can benefit from reaching the recommended daily intake of this natural compound. It can be consumed by children from 5 years old. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should discuss their consumption with their healthcare provider.
What is Cardiosmile: Plant Sterols Dietary Supplement for Heart and Metabolic Health?Cardiosmile is a Chilean innovation that allows 2 grams of plant sterols to be added directly to a food through a pure liquid formulation. The Cardiosmile formula is free of calories, gluten, lactose, sodium and genetically modified organisms. Cardiosmile is the only formulation of nanodispersed plant sterols in the world that, in addition to helping to reduce cholesterol by 12%, reduces triglycerides by 14%** and abdominal circumference. *
* Amir Shaghaghi, et al. 2014. J Funct Foods. 6:280-289
** Plat et,al. 2019. Prog. Lipid Res. 74:87-102. Palmeiro, et al. 2020. Nutrients, 12(8): 2392.