Cholesterol is produced by the liver and is a fat-like waxy substance. Although cholesterol is usually thought of as a “bad thing”, the truth is that cholesterol is important to your overall health and helps body function. Every one of your cells within your body is supported by good cholesterol. When cholesterol gets old or if it goes bad then level becomes elevated, it can be dangerous. The “good” cholesterol helps to get the bad cholesterol back down to safe levels. Whenever the bad (LDL & VLDL) cholesterol level climbs higher it becomes a serious situation. Untreated it can contribute to severe health problems including stroke, kidney damage, diabetes mellitus, and heart disease. People with uncontrolled “bad” cholesterol are three times more likely to have a heart attack, they are six times more susceptible to develop congestive hear failure, people with high cholesterol will be seven times more likely to have an ischemic stroke. People with high cholesterol may need to take cholesterol blockers to lower their cholesterol.
If you are into natural herbs and remedies, you can go to your favorite health food store and buy natural cholesterol blockers. Of course Green Tea* is a very good cholesterol blocker too? Green tea is rich in a class of polyphenols (polyphenols give the plant its color) known as catechins (pronounced kat-a-kins). The strongest catechin in green tea is known as epigallocatechin gallate. We’ll call it EGCG to make life easier. When your body wants to burn fat, it releases a substance known as norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is one of the sparks that lights the fat burning fire. However, norepinephrine has a limited lifespan in your body. That’s where EGCG helps. By keeping norepinephrine alive for longer, EGCG can help your body burn more fat, making it an excellent cholesterol blockers.
Lead researchers believe that caffeine and EGCG (both found in green tea) work together to prolong the life of norepinephrine. These researchers also believe that green tea extract, “has the ability to influence body weight and body composition via changes in both energy expenditure and substrate utilization.” This is why green tea makes good cholesterol blockers. The green tea in this study provided 50mg of caffeine and 90mg of EGCG per serving. Subjects took three servings daily. Green Tea is also a superior antioxidant, antiviral and ulcer protective. Increases mental awareness, fights fatigue, helps diminish appetite and regulates blood sugar.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Restricted caloric intake and a good exercise program is required to lose weight.
As with any type of health issue, make sure you speak with your doctor about taking any kind of medicine, even herbal cholesterol blockers. Certain vitamins and prescription drugs do not do well together and may cause serious damage to your system. You want to get better, not make things worse. Take care of your health and live happy.