What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid. It is mostly made by the liver from the fatty foods we eat and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.
Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Evidence strongly indicates that high cholesterol levels can cause narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), heart attack and stroke. This is because cholesterol can build up in the artery wall , restricting the flow of blood to your heart, brain and the rest of your body. It also increases the chance of a blood clot developing.
Your risk of coronary heart disease (when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or disrupted) rises as your blood’s cholesterol level increases. Other factors, such as high blood pressure and smoking, increase this risk even more.
How does Armolipid reduce cholesterol?
Armolipid reduces cholesterol due to the actions of the following constituents:
Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus) – Red yeast rice is produced from fermentation of rice (Oryza sativa) with a particular strain of Monascus purpureus. Fermented red rice contains Monacolin K, a natural product which has a chemical structure belonging to the class of statins which are involved in the cholesterol metabolism, and its activity is related to the administered dose.