Cholarest SC by Metagenics provides support for healthy cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure.
A recent double-blinded research study on Korean participants showed that policosanol decreased systolic blood pressure by 6.1% (from 136.3 to 128.4) and diastolic blood pressure by 6.0% (from 84.2 to 79.5). This was at a dose of 20mg per day.
After 12 weeks, their triglyceride levels were also significantly reduced. Just 10 mg of policosanol decreased triglycerides by 9.6%. The 20 mg per day dose decreased triglycerides by 8.6%. At the same time, the placebo group showed an 8.3% increase in triglycerides at week 12! So, the policosanol group actually had an average of 17.9% lower triglyceride levels! That’s a great step in the right direction to avoid those pesky heart attacks and strokes!
LDL and HDL:
Further, 10 mg of policosanol daily increased HDL (the “good” cholesterol) from 20.2 to 25.9. In the policosanol 20 mg group, HDL was increased from 21.3 to 26.6 at week 12 , all while the placebo group displayed no change.
LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels in the policosanol groups showed remarkable decreases of 20% in the 10 mg group and 18% in the 20 mg group! The placebo group increased by 10% after the same 12 weeks.
Beyond Blood Pressure:
Going beyond the usual blood pressure number you hear typically about, the study also showed that policosanol not only decreased peripheral blood pressure as mentioned earlier (which is the blood pressure you usually have taken by your doctor) but it also reduced aortic blood pressure (the blood pressure in the aorta) and the mean arterial blood pressure (the average blood pressure in your arteries), especially the 20 mg dose of policosanol.
Hhigher mean arterial blood pressure and aortic blood pressure has been linked with a higher incidence of chronic hypertension and metabolic syndrome. Taking a daily dose of 10-20 mg of a high-quality policosanol, like the one found in Cholarest SC, is a good way to lower your risk of these diseases. This is important because cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Americans.
These results have been repeatedly shown in research, as can be further seen by this review paper on policosanol.
This product is gluten-free, non-GMO and vegetarian.
Policosanol [from sugarcane wax (Saccharum officinarum)] (10mg), Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, cellulose, silica, magnesium stearate, coating (deionized water, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and carrageenan).
|Ingredients||Amount Per Packet||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size:||1 Tablet|
|Servings Per Container||60|
|[from sugarcane wax (Saccharum officinarum)]|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
DIRECTIONS: Take one tablet one to two times daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- CAUTION: If pregnant or nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
- Keep out of the reach of children.