Over 30 randomized trials suggest that phytosterols provide statistically significant support for healthy lipid metabolism. Phytosterols maintain healthy lipid utilization in the intestines, enhance bile acid secretion, support liver receptor function and maintain healthy enzyme activity. Teaflavin is a unique, patented green tea extract concentrated in theaflavins, generally found in small amounts in both black and green tea. Theaflavins are polyphenols with distinct health properties, including cardiovascular support. In a double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial involving 240 men and women, Teaflavin green tea extract provided statistically significant support for healthy lipid metabolism. In a randomized, controlled, double blind, cross-over trial, olive fruit polyphenols, including hydroxytyrosol, promoted healthy lipid metabolism and provided powerful antioxidant protection. Recent trials suggest that pomegranate, providing the polyphenol punicalagin, supports cardiovascular health and lipid metabolism, in part by maintaining vascular endothelial health and antioxidant defense. Proanthocyanidins in grape seed also promote endothelial function and healthy blood flow. Studies reveal that pterostilbene, an antioxidant found in blueberries and the Pterocarpus marsupium tree, may promote healthy receptor activity to encourage healthy lipid, triglyceride and glucose metabolism. A recent animal study revealed that the citrus bioflavonoids hesperidin and naringin maintained healthy lipid metabolism during concurrent cholesterol feeding by supporting optimal plasma antioxidant activity.
Supplements containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Lipid Support Formula supplies 0.4 grams of plant sterols.
Lipid Support Formula contains well-researched phytosterols and a powerful profile of specifically studied polyphenols to encourage healthy lipid metabolism through a number of mechanisms.
two vegetable capsules contain:
phytosterols 400 mg.
green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (leaf) 200 mg.
(standardized to contain 20 theaflavins)
olive (Olea europaea l.) extract (fruit) 75 mg.
(standardized to contain 35 total polyphenols (min.) and 1 hydroxytyrosol)
pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) extract (whole fruit) 50 mg.
(standardized to contain 40 punicosides)
grape (Vitis vinifera) extract (seed) 50 mg.
(standardized to contain 92 oligomeric proanthocyanidins)
Pterocarpus marsupium extract (tree) 100 mg.
(standardized to contain 5 pterostilbene)
hesperidin methyl chalcone 50 mg.
naringin 50 mg.
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 20 mg.
2 capsules taken 2 times per day, with meals.