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  • Product Code: FBS-02502
  • UPC Code: 049479025022
  • Package Quantity: 90 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.6 x 4.6 in, 0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
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Description

  • Health. Nature. Life
  • Plant Sterols Fiber Complex
  • Clinically Proven Nutrients For Healthy Cholesterol Levels Within The Normal Range
  • Dietary Supplement
  • 30 Days Supply
  • Viscofiber - High Viscosity Beta-Glucan Concentrate Helps Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels.
  • Plant Sterols - Natural Complex Including Beta-Sitosterol.
  • Policosanol - Clinically Proven To Help Maintain Healthy Blood Lipid Levels

Clinical research has proven that beta-glucan, plant sterols and policosanol help support healthy cholesterol levels. CholesterolBalance supports healthy cholesterol levels with scientifically proven ingredients and whole-food natural co-factors from twelve healthy vegetables.

ViscoFiber is a highly viscosity beta-glucan concentrate (non-digestible polysaccharides) derived from oats that has been shown to be 20-30 times more viscous than regular beta glucan extract. Health experts "accept viscosity as a major physiochemical property responsible for physiological effects of consuming soluble fiber", critical in regulating healthy cholesterol levels.

CholesterolBalance contains a natural complex of plant sterols, including beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and brassicasterol. These phytosterols help lower serum cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine. Plant sterols work by reducing absorption of both dietary cholesterol and cholesterol produced by the body.

Policosanol has been shown to help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood lipid (triglyceride) levels. The Policosanol in CholesterolBalance is manufactured from sugar cane wax using a molecular distillation process and is the same raw material source used in a variety of clinical investigations.

Providing natural whole-food co-factors, a blend of twelve different vegetables have been added for a complete, cholesterol support formula.

CholesterolBalance is potency-enhanced with Futurebiotics BioAccelerators. Clinically-proven BioPerine (piper nigurm extract) improves nutrient bioavailability, while our proprietary natural compound of Ginger extract, Trikatu, super-potent Digezyme and Lactospore boosts digestion and absorption.

Cholesterol Health Action Plan

Cholesterol balance is a key indicator of cardiovascular health. Maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance between "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is essential for heart health. Contributing factors to unhealthy cholesterol levels include heredity,diet, age, gender and stress. Truth is, many people may need additional strategies for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

Dietary

  • Take Futurebiotics CholesterolBalance and eat food high in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes and choose low-fat dairy products.
  • Read labels and avoid foods high in saturated fat. Avoid unhealthy fats in cooking; grill or bake.
  • Choose fish, lean meats and other quality sources of protein.
  • Take a complete multi-vitamin and Omega-3 supplement every day.

Physical Activity

  • Experts agree that 30 minutes of activity every day can contribute to healthy cholesterol balance.

Complementary Therapies

  • Stress may play a role in raising cholesterol by affecting your choices to overeat or to eat foods high in fat or by smoking. There are several quick ways to help alleviate stress during the day, including visualization and deep breathing techniques.
  • Education-the more you know the better chance you have of reducing the risk of high cholesterol.

Do's and Don'ts

  • Diabetics are at greater risk for heart disease and should be extra vigilant in having their cholesterol checked.
  • Know your family's health history and help reduce your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
  • Take your supplements and any prescribed medications as directed.
  • Smoking has been shown to raise LDL cholesterol levels and speed up atherosclerosis.

Measure Your Progress

Know your cholesterol levels. Work with your healthcare professional, get regular checkups and have your cholesterol checked on a regular basis. Experts advise all adults over 20 years of age should have their cholesterol checked at least once every 5 years and thereafter as recommended.

CholesterolBalance - taking inspiration from Nature. This 100 % vegetarian product has an aromatic botanical essence added, along with natural whole plant co-factors from twelve different healthy vegetables. Glass packaging extends natural freshness and helps maintain potency.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily with your evening meal.

Other Ingredients

Modified Cellulose, Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Vegetable Stearate, Ylang Ylang Oil.

Contains soy

Contains absolutely no added yeast, sugar, salt, starch, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, artificial colors or preservatives.

Warnings

Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.

Keep out of reach of children.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Viscofiber Oat ß-Glucan Concentrate (providing 375 mg of oat beta-glucan) 750 mg
Plant Sterols (providing Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol and Brassicasterol) 600 mg
Policosanol (containing 60% octacostsonal) 20 mg
Proprietary Cholesterol Support Compound: Broccoli, Carrot, Tomato, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Beet, Kala, Spinach leaf, Celery, Radish, Leek, Onion 100 mg
Futurebiotics BioAccelerators (BioPerine, Ginger root extract, Trikatu, Digezyme, Lactospore) 23 mg
† Daily Value not established
iHerb Customer Reviews
 

No difference on my cholesterol levels after 3 months

Posted by RobertN on Oct 11, 2014

After 3 months of using this veggie caps I went for a new blood test and the cholesterol level was the same.I`m not sure for what this caps are good for.

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Cardiologist approved

Posted by Reviewer2144507 on Jul 17, 2013

Our cardiologist is a die-hard statin pusher. My husband and I both have muscle side effects from statins and I just stopped taking mine,did some research,and decided to take FutureBiotics Cholesterol Balance instead. When my husbands prescription ran out I started giving him FB Cholesterol balance also. That's been almost a year for me and 3 months for him. We just had our check and I told our Dr. what we were taking. Our cholesterol levels were down enough that even he sent a letter telling us to continue what we were doing because it appeared to be working!!

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Be careful!

Posted by Reviewer3132785 on Mar 10, 2013

I am very wary of any supplement that contains plant sterols. Cholesterol is a natural substance in the body, essential to life. As I understand it, plant sterols compete with cholesterol for absorption into the bloodstream; thus, your cholesterol reading will go down but the amount of plant sterols in your blood will rise considerably. This won't show up in lab tests because they don't test for plant sterols. The reason for that is probably that the amount of plant sterols we get from food is unlikely to cause any problems, so elevated plant sterols is a new problem that most physicians are still unaware of. Getting them from supplements, however, will multiply consumption many times. I bought this product once, but decided never again, at least until much more research has been done: I don't want to be a pioneer in lowering cholesterol at the cost of making my atherosclerosis much worse by replacing it with something more dangerous.

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Didnt work for me!

Posted by Reviewer1620513 on Feb 28, 2013

Admittedly I only took 2 of these a day but after 3 months and switching to healthy oils (avocado etc), my cholesterol rose further to 8.3 although good cholesterol did come up a little.

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Husband's cholesterol down

Posted by Reviewer2960465 on Dec 03, 2011

These caps seem to help lower cholesterol ... My husband's came down 29 points.

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