Tame Cholesterol Twice As Well As
Before! Cuts LDL (bad) cholesterol*
Raises HDL (good) cholesterol even when
a low fat diet fails* Has no dangerous
side effects but plenty of life-giving
If your doctor has told you
your blood cholesterol levels are too
high (especially the LDL "bad
cholesterol" or the important LDL/HDL
ratio) and has said you have to go on a
restricted diet or - worse - will have
to take prescription medication - ANP's
newest product Poli-Cholest may be for
you. You see, Poli-Cholest contains
policosanol, an all-natural dietary
supplement derived from plant waxes that
supports and enhances cholesterol
Cholesterol and other fats can't
dissolve in the blood. They have to be
transported to and from the cells by
special carriers called lipoproteins.
There are several kinds, but the ones to
focus on are low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
What is LDL cholesterol?
Low-density lipoprotein is the major
cholesterol carrier in the blood. If too
much LDL cholesterol circulates in the
blood, it can slowly build up in the
walls of the arteries feeding the heart
and brain. Together with other
substances it can form plaque, a thick,
hard deposit that can clog those
arteries. This condition is known as
atherosclerosis. A clot (thrombus) that
forms near this plaque can block the
blood flow to part of the heart muscle
and cause a heart attack. If a clot
blocks the blood flow to part of the
brain, a stroke results. A high level of
LDL cholesterol (160 mg/dL and above)
reflects an increased risk of heart
disease. If you have heart disease, your
LDL cholesterol should be less than 100
mg/dL. That's why LDL cholesterol is
called "bad" cholesterol. Lower levels
of LDL cholesterol reflect a lower risk
of heart disease.
What is HDL cholesterol?
About one-third to one-fourth of blood
cholesterol is carried by HDL. Medical
experts think HDL tends to carry
cholesterol away from the arteries and
back to the liver, where it's passed
from the body. Some experts believe HDL
removes excess cholesterol from plaques
and thus slows their growth. HDL
cholesterol is known as "good"
cholesterol because a high HDL level
seems to protect against heart attack.
The opposite is also true: a low HDL
level (less than 40 mg/dL) indicates a
greater risk. A low HDL cholesterol
level also may raise stroke risk.
statements have not been evaluated by
the Food and Drug Administration. These
products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease.