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Monday, August 13, 2007


Many think the best way is to reduce intake of fatty foods. However, it is discovered that only 20% of cholesterol comes from your food. The majority 80% is produced within your body- by your liver! Hence, it is important to manage the cholesterol created by your own liver.

What is Octacosanol? Octacosanol is a natural product purified from sugarcane wax. Octacosanol combined with other fatty acids, have been heavily researched in Cuba over the past 10 years for its cholesterol-lowering benefits.

How Octacosanol works? Octacosanol works by blocking production of cholesterol in your liver. Octacosanol reduces activity of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, which is involved in cholesterol production in your liver. As a result, the production of cholesterol in your body is decreased. It also speeds up clearance of LDL(bad) cholesterol from your blood.

Is Octacosanol proven? Octacosanol combined with other fatty acids, have been shown in numerous studies to effectively reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol and reduce LDL/HDL ratio. In fact, some studies showed that it does this as effectively as statins, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug.

Is Octacosanol safe? Octacosanol is a very safe supplement, as supported by extensive clinical studies. Though derived from sugarcane, it contains no sugar as it is extracted from waxy substance found in stem of sugarcane. It is suitable for long term use.

Tips to lower your cholesterol level

1)Take Octacosanol daily, and eat foods high in fiber such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains

2)Avoid foods high in saturated fat. Choose low-fat dairy products

3)Choose fish and lean meats as source of protein.

4)Exercise at least 30 minutes,3 times a week.

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