IN THIS ARTICLE
- Cholesterol Fitness & Your Diet
- Leptinal® & Healthy Fat Cells
- Pantethine Energizes Metabolism
- Tocotrienol Vitamin E & Cholesterol Metabolism
- Niacin & Cardiovascular Support
- Managing LDL Cholesterol
- Healthy Homocysteine Levels
- Fiber & Heart Health
- Protein for Breakfast
- Sluggish Thyroid & Cholesterol
Managing LDL Cholesterol
The reason your body makes LDL cholesterol is so that you can transport fat-soluble nutrition to your cells. LDL cholesterol is a very large molecule made primarily of cholesterol and protein. Think of LDL as a UPS truck, delivering packages. Fat soluble nutrition does not "float" in the watery solution that is your blood. Fat soluble nutrients like vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10 must get from your liver to your cells otherwise your cells will run short of antioxidants. The way they get there is by transporting on the UPS truck known as LDL (which floats nicely through the blood and then travels out to cells all around your body). Once LDL does its job HDL helps escort it back to your liver where it can be re-loaded with more packages and sent back out this is the normal function of LDL.
The dietary fat you consume as well as fragments of cholesterol (brick size pieces) are also transported to cells in the same way, on the UPS delivery truck. Thus, managing LDL cholesterol fitness is tied directly to the overall nutritional and antioxidant status of every cell in your body. All of the nutritional products discussed so far (Leptinal®, Pantethine, and Daily Super E™) directly enhance the function of LDL in this fitness format as well as helping to protect LDL from damage while it is trying to do its job.*
Other dietary supplements may also be useful based on unique personal needs and existing diet. Various additional and synergistic options are discussed on the next page.