“In an interim rule scheduled to take effect September 8, 2000 The Food and Drug Administration said labels for foods containing plant sterols or stanols can state that the products may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats.”
“Studies have shown that plant sterols and stanols, which are naturally occurring substances, decrease low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, an important risk factor for heart disease.“
NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, our Natur-Leaf ® product has the highest concentration of sterols to sterolins in the world.
"If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may suggest that you start taking special prescription drugs even though you have no symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Known as statin drugs, lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), and atorvastatin (Liptor) can shrink your cholesterol levels by up to 40 percent and may reduce your risk of suffering a first heart attack. But before you opt for drug therapy, try lowering your "bad" LDL and raising your "good" HDL naturally with exercise, diet, and supplements."
"Studies conducted in Finland, the Netherlands, and elsewhere have shown that sterols can significantly reduce LDL ... by up to 10 percent...sterols are plant-derived chemicals that closely mimic the structure of Cholesterol and fool the intestines into absorbing less of the real stuff."
Men's Journal, February 2000
"Low-fat diets are significantly more effective in reducing blood fats when they include plant sterols, according to a study by the Department of Agriculture. In a four-week test, blood levels of triglycerides and LDL (the"bad" cholesterol) went down 9.2 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively, for those on a standard low-fat diet, but they dropped 16.5 percent and 18.1 percent when subjects were given sterol-rich soybean extract...Sterols are natural substances that appear to block intestinal absorption of cholesterol; while they are found in vegetables and vegetable oils, most people get only trace amounts in their diets."
Men's Fitness, September 2000
"Thus, if there is any family predisposition to major or minor health issues for patients, supplementation with sterols/sitosterolins would be beneficial as a means of prevention. But I'm not using the phytosterols just as protectors against some illness; instead, I apply them generally as a source of patient vitality".
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