Your body is your most valuable and important asset: it is, therefore, important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness. While cholesterol is an essential building block of cells and hormones, elevated cholesterol levels may pose certain risks. Below, you will find information on how Cholesterol Control can help you stay fit and healthy.
Nutrivian Cholesterol Control is now Red Yeast Rice Complex
Nutrivian’s Cholesterol Control supplement has been renewed and has an improved formula! The Red Yeast Rice Complex capsules are for maintaining normal blood pressure and supporting a responsible cholesterol level. It is based on a traditional Chinese food supplement that is created through the fermentation of rice.
Why use Red Yeast Rice Complex as cholesterol control?
The renewed formula is a balanced complex of red yeast rice extract, black garlic, and a high dose of Co-Enzyme Q10. Co-enzyme Q10 plays an essential role in the cell’s energy metabolism. Users of statins have noticed that muscle pain or tired muscles can be an unpleasant side effect that may be caused by a reduction of Q10 in the blood [1-2].
In addition, the supplement contains potassium, which has been scientifically proven to be good for blood pressure, muscles, and the nervous system. The dietary supplement also contains a well-absorbed form of Vitamin C, the mild and acid-free calcium-L-ascorbate. This contributes to the formation of collagen, which is important for the good condition of the blood vessels and maintaining a strong vessel wall. It is also beneficial for smooth, elastic veins.
Another addition is black garlic, the fermented brother of the white garlic that we all know from the kitchen. Through the fermentation process, the garlic, Allium sativum, becomes black in color and has a sweeter taste. Fermented garlic contains many antioxidants and sulfur compounds such as S-allylcysteine (SAC). Because S-allylcysteine is a bioactive form, the body does not need to convert it, and the active substance is immediately available.
Red Yeast Rice Complex
Cholesterol comes from two sources: the body mainly produces it in the liver, and you can also get it from several foods. Any cholesterol level under 5,0 mmol/l is considered healthy: maintaining a healthy level is crucial to your wellness, lipid transfer, and may even be instrumental to a proper hormonal balance.
|Composition per recommended daily dose (2 capsules)
|Red Yeast Rice Complex
|– of which Monacolin K
|Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)
|Vitamin C (calcium L-ascorbate)
|Black garlic extract
|– of which S-allylcysteine
* Reference Intake
Corn starch, potassium chloride, calcium_L-ascorbate, bulking agent: hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (capsule), red yeast rice extract, black garlic extract, coenzyme Q10, anti-caking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids.
Risk factors for elevated cholesterol level
While a hereditary predisposition for high cholesterol levels may play a role, not having healthy eating habits can also be a risk factor. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, inadequate physical activity, obesity, and thyroid conditions may also increase your cholesterol levels. Furthermore, certain medications can also have an adverse effect on cholesterol levels.
- There’s a lot you can easily do yourself to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
- Getting enough exercise (walks, cycling, etc.)
- Limiting your sugar consumption.
- Consuming little to no alcohol.
- Eating plenty of vegetables, vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
- Taking 2 capsules of Cholesterol Control a day.
Classification of cholesterol levels
- Normal/lower than – 5,0 mmol/l*
- Slightly elevated – 5,0 – 6,4 mmol/l*
- Elevated – 6,5 – 7,9 mmol/l*
- Highly elevated – higher than 8,0 mmol/l*
* mmol/L means millimoles per litre and indicates the amount of glucose that is bound to haemoglobin/the blood sugar level.
Nutrivian Cholesterol Control with Monacolin K.
Many people with elevated cholesterol levels are prescribed statins by their GP. During the fermentation process of the Red Yeast Rice, with the aid of the fungus Monascus Pupureus, the substance Monacolin K is formed, related to the substance lovastatin. Monacolin K is basically a natural statin. Both medical statins and natural statins can cause side effects, so that since June 22, 2022, new (EU) legislation has determined that Red Yeast Rice products may contain a maximum of 3mg of monacolins per daily dose.
Nutrivian Cholesterol Control contains per 2 capsules 2.7mg Monacolin K from fermented red rice in combination with 50mg of the active form of Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) and 250mg vitamin C, important for maintaining the condition of your blood vessels.
Our advice is to take 2 capsules daily, preferably during or after a meal.
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1. Hua H Qu; Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Statin-Induced Myopathy: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease 7(19); Wiley-Blackwell 2018-02; 2047-9980
2. Hua H Qu; The effect of statin treatment on circulating coenzyme Q10 concentrations: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Medical Research 23(1); BioMed Central 018-11-10; 2047-783X