It's very likely the picture that you hold of cholesterol is something like this: cholesterol causes heart disease and strokes and absolutely has to be brought down with the help of medications. It's no wonder that one so often hears about the evils of cholesterol. Is this really the case? Is the long-term use of medication the only way to maintain good health? These are the topics covered in today's newsletter.
Cholesterol is a lipid-like substance this is vital for the body.
The first question we have to as is what exactly is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a substance that is similar to fat (i.e. lipids) and is produced in the liver. Our bodies need cholesterol to make nerve fibres, hormones, cells and bile. It is also needed for vitamin D formation and is necessary for fat utilisation by the body.
Does cholesterol cause heart disease and strokes?
So what is the bad thing about cholesterol? It is important to keep in mind that most of the cholesterol in the body is found within the cells – only some of it circulates in the blood. It's also true that most of the cholesterol is produced by the body itself: about 90% is produced by the liver, while only about 10% is taken in via the foods we eat. As cholesterol is not water soluble, it is bound to a water soluble lipoprotein that transports the cholesterol in the bloodstream, delivers it to the cells and ensures proper absorption. The problem with the lipoprotein is that it can collect on the walls of the blood vessels. This supposedly leads to damage to the walls of the vessels and later to arterial sclerosis, which in the end can be related to heart disease and stroke. This assumption is very controversial amongst professionals in the field – numerous studies have failed to prove this link. In spite of this, every day an unbelievable number of prescription are written for medications intended to lower cholesterol. Due to their side effects, these medications are also quite controversial.
The use of statins to lower cholesterol is controversial, and there are a number of side effects.
The most commonly prescribed medication for high cholesterol are called statins. They work by directly changing the synthesis of cholesterol, specifically they limit the body's production of cholesterol. These drugs have a number of known side effects. Nevertheless, scientific findings show that a long-term intervention is needed to properly address high cholesterol. So what's a person to do?
Lower your cholesterol, but in a natural way!
Our natural high cholesterol remedies, Bentomed and Bentovital, have been proven effective in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia, i.e. "high cholesterol". They help in the regulation of cholesterol synthesis in a very unique way – this happens in the large intestine.
Bentomed and Bentovital reduce the presence of excessive bile in the lower digestive tract. One might naturally wonder how this can lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
It's simple, really. Bile contains a lot of cholesterol. Much of this is absorbed into the body via the large intestine – the cholesterol-rich bile – and this in turn ends up in the circulatory system. If the amount of bile that can be taken up by the limited, then the amount of cholesterol that ends up in the bloodstream is limited. The liver reacts to this by producing more bile, and the beneficial effect of this is that bile production requires more cholesterol which is taken from the bloodstream. This process thus helps in the regulation of cholesterol levels in the body without somehow preventing the liver from producing cholesterol.
An addition benefit of using Bentomed or Bentovital is the so-called cleansing effect that they have on the intestines. This means that gases, toxins and other harmful substances are encouraged to pass out of the body, allowing the lower digestive tract to function better. The absorption of valuable nutrients from the foods you eat is improved as is the process of harmful and/or undigestible substances.
Here are our recommendation for people with high cholesterol:
- Ask your doctor about replacing the statins you are taking to reduce your cholesterol with Bentomed or Bentovital. If not you can still follow the recommendations and later lower the amount of medication you take after consulting with your physician.
- Use Bentomed twice per day for 3 weeks, ideally about 2 hours after a big meal.
- After you finish the 3 week Bentomed treatment, start using Bentovital every night about 2 hours after your evening meal. Bentovital can be used long-term as a preventative.
- Improve your diet by eating more healthy foods that are rich in fibre and nutrients. Avoid eating foods that contain common sugar, and avoid alcohol and nicotine to the extent possible. Be sure to take in enough fluids – ideally fresh, clean water.
- Try to avoid stressful situations, or at least to lessen the amount of stress in your life. Stress can greatly influence cholesterol levels.
- Regularly take part in physical activity. Depending on your physical condition, you may want to start off with something that doesn't require a lot of effort and then progress as you gain in fitness. Sweating is good. If you suffer with any kind of health condition that might preclude you from regular physical activity, you should first ask your doctor about starting a fitness programme.
- After 6 weeks, go in for another blood test. Your cholesterol levels should be much improved, or they may even have reached the normal range. Depending on your level of success, you can repeat the treatment. Regardless, it's a good idea to continue with Bentovital as a preventative measure.
Be proactive in helping your body to regulate fat metabolism!
Stir the Bentomed MICRO powder into a glass of water and drink – for the treatment of acute high cholesterol
Specifics: 1 teaspoon mornings and evenings for 3 weeks
Stir the Bentovital powder into a glass of water and drink – for the prevention of high cholesterol
Specifics: after using Bentomed MICRO for 3 weeks, 1 teaspoon Bentovital per day as a preventative