Cholesterol control

The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil offers natural support for the lowering of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are fats in the blood that are stored for energy. High triglyceride levels have, however, been linked to heart disease.

Risk factors for high cholesterol

  • diabetes
  • family history of heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • lack of exercise
  • obesity
  • poor diet
  • smoking

Clinical studies

A clinical trial using Siberian Pine Nut Oil for the treatment of benign hypertension to lower blood pressure which normally occurs due to high cholesterol, showed the following results when taking 17.5g of Siberian Pine Nut Oil daily:

After 1 month

  • significantly decreased the level of LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • significantly increased HDL (good cholesterol)
  • significantly decreased triglyceride levels (TG)
  • significantly decreased the atherogenicity index
    (the ratio of TG to HDL which is used as a predictor of cardiovascular risk)

After 3 months

  • reached close to target values of LDL
  • reached target values of HDL
  • reached target values of total cholesterol level
  • reached TG levels
  • reduced the atherogenicity index by 40%
    (from 4,88 to 2,9 – target 2,6)

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy fatty substance found in all areas of the body. The body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D and chemicals that aid digestion. Cholesterol is naturally made by the body, and is also found in some foods.

Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream in lipoproteins which are made up of small packages of fat on the inside and proteins on the outside. Two types of lipoproteins ferry cholesterol throughout the body, low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

Bad cholesterol – LDL

High levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol lead to a build-up of cholesterol in the blood vessels (and arteries) that carry blood from the heart to the body. High levels of bad cholesterol are linked to heart disease and strokes.

Good cholesterol – HDL

HDL cholesterol or “good” cholesterol carries cholesterol from parts of the body back to the liver, and the liver removes the cholesterol from the body which is vital for proper digestion.

Dosage and directions

5ml of The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil three times per day

“Since using the oil my cholesterol levels are normal. My GP is even baffled! I can truly recommend this product!