Level | Healthy Cholesterol : Claims & References

Our claims are based on 30+ years of NIH funded research all backed by science. We don't only say this, we support it. This is why we include a list of references so you can learn more about the powerful health effects of our supplements as well as fact check our claim that our statements can all be scientifically validated. 

Many of these herbs and natural ingredients have been proven to support healthy cholesterol.

  1. In studies, liquid extracts of the roots and leaves of artichokes have shown tu support healthy cholesterol levels
  2. Chitosan -- a dietary fiber derived from a combination of sugar and protein from shellfish -- has been shown to be beneficial for supporting healthy cholesterol levels
  3. Garlic has long been recognized for its benefits in supporting cardiovascular health, 
  4. Red yeast rice has been shown to support a healthy heart in a number of ways
  5. Grapefruit pectin has been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels
  6. Studies have shown gugulipid has been shown tu support healthy cholesterol
  7. Beta-sitosterol is a plant-derived sterol compound has been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels
  8. There is vast scientific evidence to support the effect of milk thistle in supporting a healthy liver
  9. Policosanol has been shown tu support healthy cholesterol levels
  10. Vitamin B12 works closely with folic acid to support healthy DNA synthesis, blood cell formation, nervous system maintenance and heart health.30, 31, 32, 33


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