Chol-Less Max is a therapeutic formula that supports cholesterol metabolism and reduces oxidative stress to improve overall cardiovascular health.
Red yeast rice has been shown in several studies to lower LDL cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels may increase the risk of heart disease. Research has shown that red yeast (Monascus purpureus) regulates the action of an enzyme in the body called HMG-CoA reductase, which syntheses cholesterol in the liver. The subsequent reduction in cholesterol in the liver will up-regulate more LDL receptor sites and the liver will absorb the LDLs circulating in the blood to maintain its normal cholesterol needs. The increase in LDLs taken in by liver will lower the amount circulating and potentially reduce the risk of them from oxidizes and ending up lodged within arterial walls. CoQ10 is considered to be one of the body’s most abundant natural antioxidants found most predominantly in the heart and mitochondria. The same pathway that produces cholesterol in the liver also manufacturers CoQ10. It is necessary to supplement CoQ10 while taking Red Yeast Rice to help maintain healthy antioxidant levels.
Grape Seed Extract contains a class of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins which have powerful antioxidant effects on the body. Studies have shown that these antioxidant compounds provide protection against oxidative damage and modulates the inflammatory process by regulating the expression of inflammatory cytokines. Grape Seed Extract supports collagen fibers which is critical for blood vessel integrity and Cardiovascular Health. Chromium is an essential trace element that provides support for healthy glucose metabolism and helps the body metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Guggul contains the resin from the myrrh tree that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help improve lipid balance, provide antioxidant protection and support thyroid function. Guggul has been reported to slow down the biosynthesis of cholesterol in the liver as well as increasing the fecal secretion of bile acids and cholesterol resulting in a lower rate of re-absorption of fat and cholesterol from the intestines.