CholesterolBiotix - A Natural And Effective Way To Treat High Cholesterol

What is CholesterolBiotix?

CholesterolBiotix is a unique formulation containing three natural-based cholesterol-lowering ingredients: plant sterols (phytosterols); red yeast rice extract (monascus purpureous), and lactobacilli probiotic bacteria. All three ingredients work in different ways to help support cholesterol levels naturally. Plant sterols inhibit the intestinal absorption of cholesterol; red yeast rice extract (containing monacolin-k) reduces the production of cholesterol by the body; and lactobacilli bacteria can remove cholesterol from the body. The formulation also includes CoQ10.

Directions of use: Take two capsules daily with or after a meal. Swallow with water 

Available in pharmacies throughout Malta & Gozo without prescription. 

Cholesterol and Its Role in the Body

Cholesterol, a substance resembling wax and fats, naturally occurs within the cells. It holds a vital position in numerous physiological functions, contributing significantly to the effective operation of your body. Cholesterol is instrumental in constructing cellular membranes, generating essential hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and forming substances that facilitate the digestion of food.

Types of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream by lipoproteins, which are like tiny cholesterol delivery vehicles. There are two primary types of lipoproteins that transport cholesterol: Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL).

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

LDL is sometimes called "bad" cholesterol. It carries cholesterol from your liver to different parts of your body. But, when there's too much LDL cholesterol in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries, making plaque that can lead to heart disease.

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

HDL is often called "good" cholesterol. It picks up extra cholesterol from your cells and tissues and takes it to your liver, where your body can get rid of it. A higher level of HDL is linked to a lower risk of heart disease because it helps keep your arteries cleaner.

When cholesterol becomes a threat

Too much LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol or too little HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol can seriously endanger your health. Let's explore why.

High Levels of LDL Cholesterol (The "Bad" Cholesterol)

Plaque Buildup RiskA high level of LDL cholesterol can lead to cholesterol depositing in your arteries. Over time, this can make your arteries narrow and stiff because of the plaque it creates.

Narrowed ArteriesWhen your arteries get narrower, it's harder for blood to flow to your entire body. It may cause chest pain, heart attacks, and strokes.

Heart and Stroke DangersHigh LDL cholesterol makes you more likely to have heart problems like heart attacks and strokes. The scary part is that you might not feel anything until something happens, which is why it's called a "silent killer."

Low Levels of HDL Cholesterol (The "Good" Cholesterol)

Cholesterol CleanupHDL cholesterol helps clean up extra cholesterol from your body's cells and tissues. It transports that cholesterol back to your liver so your body can get rid of it. When HDL levels are low, this cleanup doesn't work as well.

Artery ProblemsLow HDL levels mean your body isn't good at stopping plaque from building up in your arteries. It can lead to heart disease.

Heart RiskEven if your "bad" LDL cholesterol is okay, having low "good" HDL cholesterol can still raise your chances of having heart problems.

Overall, Heart HealthThink of HDL as a sign of how healthy your heart is. The higher your HDL, the less chance you have of having heart problems like heart attacks and strokes.

To keep yourself healthy, you must keep a balance of these types of cholesterol. This balance occurs by making healthy choices in your life, like eating well, moving around, and sometimes taking medicine if your doctor says you need it.

Causes of High Cholesterol

Diet

Eating foods rich in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol can elevate cholesterol levels (red meat, full-fat dairy, fried foods, and baked goods).

Inactive Lifestyle

Lack of physical activity can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol.

Obesity

Being overweight is associated with higher LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol.

Genetics

Some people inherit a tendency for high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia).

Age and Gender

Cholesterol tends to increase with age and can vary by gender.

Medical Conditions

Conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism can affect cholesterol levels.

Medications

Certain drugs may impact cholesterol.

Smoking & Alchohol

Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol and damages blood vessels. Excessive alcohol can raise the LDL levels.

Stress

Chronic stress can influence lifestyle habits affecting cholesterol.

High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled hypertension can contribute to atherosclerosis, affecting cholesterol.

Regular check-ups and cholesterol screenings are vital for identifying high cholesterol. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, are key to managing it, while medication may be needed in some cases to reduce heart disease risk.

Cholesterol friendly activities

Explore 9 heart-healthy strategies, from exercise to stress reduction, for better cholesterol & reduced heart disease risk.

Cholesterol friendly food

Discover cholesterol friendly Foods: Boost heart health with oats, legumes, fruits, and more! Learn to manage cholesterol through a balanced diet.

Health problems due to elevated LDL Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels in the blood, particularly elevated LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, are associated with an increased risk of several health conditions, including:

Atherosclerosis

High cholesterol can lead to the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) on the inner walls of arteries. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, narrows and stiffens arteries, reducing blood flow.

Gallstones

Elevated cholesterol levels can lead to the formation of gallstones, which can cause pain and other digestive issues.

Stroke

If plaques rupture in the carotid arteries (arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain) or if blood clots form due to atherosclerosis, it can block blood flow to the brain, leading to a stroke.

Pancreatitis

Extremely high levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat) associated with high cholesterol can increase the risk of pancreatitis, and inflammation of the pancreas.

High Blood Pressure

High cholesterol can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension). When blood vessels narrow due to atherosclerosis, the heart must work harder to pump blood, increasing blood pressure.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Atherosclerosis can also affect arteries in the limbs, leading to PAD. PAD causes reduced blood flow to the legs and can result in pain, muscle weakness, and in severe cases, tissue damage or amputation.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Sometimes referred to as a "mini stroke", a TIA is a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain.

Chronic Kidney Disease

High cholesterol can damage blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to chronic kidney disease, a condition that impairs kidney function over time.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries (the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle), it can lead to CAD. CAD can cause chest pain (angina), heart attacks, and other heart-related issues.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked, often due to a blood clot forming on a plaque in a coronary artery. High cholesterol is a significant risk factor for heart attacks.

Regular check-ups and cholesterol screenings are vital for identifying high cholesterol. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, are key to managing it, while medication may be needed in some cases to reduce heart disease risk.

A Closer Look at CholesterolBiotix: Ingredients and Benefits

Explore CholesterolBiotix by Quest Vitamins—a natural cholesterol management solution. Learn about its science-backed ingredients, unique benefits, and potential for statin-intolerant individuals.

Natural Cholesterol-Lowering IngredientsCholesterolBiotix contains three natural-based cholesterol-lowering ingredients: plant sterols (phytosterols), red yeast rice extract (monascus purpureous), and lactobacilli probiotic bacteria. These ingredients work together to support cholesterol levels naturally.

How it works?Each of the three ingredients in CholesterolBiotix operates in different ways to help manage cholesterol:
- Plant sterols obstruct the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines.
- Red yeast rice extract, containing monacolin-K, reduces the body's production of cholesterol.
- Lactobacilli probiotic bacteria assist the liver in reducing cholesterol in the body.

Clinical EvidenceClinical studies support the efficacy of these ingredients in reducing cholesterol levels. For example, plant sterols have been shown to decrease LDL cholesterol levels by up to 8.8% in 8 to 12 weeks.
Monacolin-K from red yeast rice extract has demonstrated significant reductions in LDL cholesterol, with a 22% reduction observed after 8 weeks.

Natural AlternativeCholesterolBiotix provides a natural option for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, as it contains monacolin-K, which shares a similar chemical composition with a commonly prescribed medication used to manage cholesterol.

CoQ10 InclusionCoenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is included in the formulation to counteract any reduction in CoQ10 levels caused by red yeast rice extract supplementation. This is particularly important for patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Support for Statin-Intolerant IndividualsResearch suggests that CholesterolBiotix may be suitable for individuals who have discontinued statin therapy due to side effects like myalgia (muscle pains and weakness). Studies have shown that it can reduce LDL cholesterol without increasing pain levels.

Probiotic BenefitsCholesterolBiotix uses probiotic bacteria that may contribute to cholesterol reduction by various mechanisms, including assimilation of cholesterol by the bacteria and conversion of cholesterol to coprostanol.

DRcaps™ for Enhanced EfficacyCholesterolBiotix utilizes DRcaps™, which are designed to protect probiotic bacteria from stomach acidity, ensuring their effectiveness in the intestine where they are needed most.

Ingredients

Plant sterols, red yeast rice extract, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, lactobacilli culture (L.rhamnosus, L.bulgaricus), coenzyme Q10, capsule shell (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, gelling agent: gellan gum).

CholesterolBiotix is available in pharmacies throughout Malta and Gozo.

Contact us if you have any questions. 

CholesterolBiotix -
A Natural And Effective Way To Treat High Cholesterol

What is CholesterolBiotix?

CholesterolBiotix is a unique formulation containing three natural-based cholesterol-lowering ingredients: plant sterols (phytosterols); red yeast rice extract (monascus purpureous), and lactobacilli probiotic bacteria. All three ingredients work in different ways to help support cholesterol levels naturally. Plant sterols inhibit the intestinal absorption of cholesterol; red yeast rice extract (containing monacolin-k) reduces the production of cholesterol by the body; and lactobacilli bacteria can remove cholesterol from the body. The formulation also includes CoQ10, which is recommended for patients on cholesterol-lowering statins, such as monacolin-k contained in red yeast rice extract.

Directions of use: Take two capsules daily with or after a meal. Swallow with water 

Available in pharmacies throughout Malta & Gozo without prescription. 

Cholesterol and Its Role in the Body

Cholesterol, a substance resembling wax and fats, naturally occurs within the cells. It holds a vital position in numerous physiological functions, contributing significantly to the effective operation of your body. Cholesterol is instrumental in constructing cellular membranes, generating essential hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and forming substances that facilitate the digestion of food.

Types of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream by lipoproteins, which are like tiny cholesterol delivery vehicles. There are two primary types of lipoproteins that transport cholesterol: Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL).

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

LDL is sometimes called "bad" cholesterol. It carries cholesterol from your liver to different parts of your body. But, when there's too much LDL cholesterol in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries, making plaque that can lead to heart disease.

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

HDL is often called "good" cholesterol. It picks up extra cholesterol from your cells and tissues and takes it to your liver, where your body can get rid of it. A higher level of HDL is linked to a lower risk of heart disease because it helps keep your arteries cleaner.

When cholesterol becomes a threat

Too much LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol or too little HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol can seriously endanger your health. Let's explore why.

High Levels of LDL Cholesterol (The "Bad" Cholesterol)

Plaque Buildup RiskA high level of LDL cholesterol can lead to cholesterol depositing in your arteries. Over time, this can make your arteries narrow and stiff because of the plaque it creates.

Narrowed ArteriesWhen your arteries get narrower, it's harder for blood to flow to your entire body. It may cause chest pain, heart attacks, and strokes.

Heart and Stroke DangersHigh LDL cholesterol makes you more likely to have heart problems like heart attacks and strokes. The scary part is that you might not feel anything until something happens, which is why it's called a "silent killer."

Low Levels of HDL Cholesterol (The "Good" Cholesterol)

Cholesterol CleanupHDL cholesterol helps clean up extra cholesterol from your body's cells and tissues. It transports that cholesterol back to your liver so your body can get rid of it. When HDL levels are low, this cleanup doesn't work as well.

Artery ProblemsLow HDL levels mean your body isn't good at stopping plaque from building up in your arteries. It can lead to heart disease.

Heart RiskEven if your "bad" LDL cholesterol is okay, having low "good" HDL cholesterol can still raise your chances of having heart problems.

Overall, Heart HealthThink of HDL as a sign of how healthy your heart is. The higher your HDL, the less chance you have of having heart problems like heart attacks and strokes.

To keep yourself healthy, you must keep a balance of these types of cholesterol. This balance occurs by making healthy choices in your life, like eating well, moving around, and sometimes taking medicine if your doctor says you need it.

Causes of High Cholesterol

Diet

Eating foods rich in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol can elevate cholesterol levels (red meat, full-fat dairy, fried foods, and baked goods).

Inactive Lifestyle

Lack of physical activity can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol.

Obesity

Being overweight is associated with higher LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol.

Genetics

Some people inherit a tendency for high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia).

Age and Gender

Cholesterol tends to increase with age and can vary by gender.

Medical Conditions

Conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism can affect cholesterol levels.

Medications

Certain drugs may impact cholesterol.

Smoking & Alchohol

Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol and damages blood vessels. Excessive alcohol can raise the LDL levels.

Stress

Chronic stress can influence lifestyle habits affecting cholesterol.

High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled hypertension can contribute to atherosclerosis, affecting cholesterol.

Regular check-ups and cholesterol screenings are vital for identifying high cholesterol. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, are key to managing it, while medication may be needed in some cases to reduce heart disease risk.

Cholesterol friendly activities

Explore 9 heart-healthy strategies, from exercise to stress reduction, for better cholesterol & reduced heart disease risk.

Cholesterol friendly food

Discover cholesterol friendly Foods: Boost heart health with oats, legumes, fruits, and more! Learn to manage cholesterol through a balanced diet.

Health problems due to elevated LDL Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels in the blood, particularly elevated LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, are associated with an increased risk of several health conditions, including:

Atherosclerosis

High cholesterol can lead to the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) on the inner walls of arteries. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, narrows and stiffens arteries, reducing blood flow.

Gallstones

Elevated cholesterol levels can lead to the formation of gallstones, which can cause pain and other digestive issues.

Stroke

If plaques rupture in the carotid arteries (arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain) or if blood clots form due to atherosclerosis, it can block blood flow to the brain, leading to a stroke.

Pancreatitis

Extremely high levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat) associated with high cholesterol can increase the risk of pancreatitis, and inflammation of the pancreas.

High Blood Pressure

High cholesterol can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension). When blood vessels narrow due to atherosclerosis, the heart must work harder to pump blood, increasing blood pressure.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Atherosclerosis can also affect arteries in the limbs, leading to PAD. PAD causes reduced blood flow to the legs and can result in pain, muscle weakness, and in severe cases, tissue damage or amputation.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Sometimes referred to as a "mini stroke", a TIA is a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain.

Chronic Kidney Disease

High cholesterol can damage blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to chronic kidney disease, a condition that impairs kidney function over time.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries (the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle), it can lead to CAD. CAD can cause chest pain (angina), heart attacks, and other heart-related issues.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked, often due to a blood clot forming on a plaque in a coronary artery. High cholesterol is a significant risk factor for heart attacks.

A Closer Look at CholesterolBiotix: Ingredients and Benefits

Explore CholesterolBiotix by Quest Vitamins—a natural cholesterol management solution. Learn about its science-backed ingredients, unique benefits, and potential for statin-intolerant individuals.

Natural Cholesterol-Lowering IngredientsCholesterolBiotix contains three natural-based cholesterol-lowering ingredients: plant sterols (phytosterols), red yeast rice extract (monascus purpureous), and lactobacilli probiotic bacteria. These ingredients work together to support cholesterol levels naturally.

How it works?Each of the three ingredients in CholesterolBiotix operates in different ways to help manage cholesterol:
- Plant sterols obstruct the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines.
- Red yeast rice extract, containing monacolin-K, reduces the body's production of cholesterol.
- Lactobacilli probiotic bacteria assist the liver in reducing cholesterol in the body.

Clinical EvidenceClinical studies support the efficacy of these ingredients in reducing cholesterol levels. For example, plant sterols have been shown to decrease LDL cholesterol levels by up to 8.8% in 8 to 12 weeks.
Monacolin-K from red yeast rice extract has demonstrated significant reductions in LDL cholesterol, with a 22% reduction observed after 8 weeks.

Natural AlternativeCholesterolBiotix provides a natural option for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, as it contains monacolin-K, which shares a similar chemical composition with a commonly prescribed medication used to manage cholesterol.

CoQ10 InclusionCoenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is included in the formulation to counteract any reduction in CoQ10 levels caused by red yeast rice extract supplementation. This is particularly important for patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Support for Statin-Intolerant IndividualsResearch suggests that CholesterolBiotix may be suitable for individuals who have discontinued statin therapy due to side effects like myalgia (muscle pains and weakness). Studies have shown that it can reduce LDL cholesterol without increasing pain levels.

Probiotic BenefitsCholesterolBiotix uses probiotic bacteria that may contribute to cholesterol reduction by various mechanisms, including assimilation of cholesterol by the bacteria and conversion of cholesterol to coprostanol.

DRcaps™ for Enhanced EfficacyCholesterolBiotix utilizes DRcaps™, which are designed to protect probiotic bacteria from stomach acidity, ensuring their effectiveness in the intestine where they are needed most.

Ingredients

Plant sterols, red yeast rice extract, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, lactobacilli culture (L.rhamnosus, L.bulgaricus), coenzyme Q10, capsule shell (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, gelling agent: gellan gum).

CholesterolBiotix is available in pharmacies throughout Malta and Gozo.

Contact us if you have any questions.