Every year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other organizations, take the month of September to raise awareness about the risks of high Cholesterol.
According to the CDC, “More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.”
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. Your body needs cholesterol to function normally and makes all that you need. Too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries. After a while, these deposits narrow your arteries, putting you at risk for heart disease and stroke which are the leading causes of death in the United States.
Desirable Cholesterol Levels
Total cholesterol – Less than 170 mg/dL
Low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol – Less than 110 mg/dL
High HDL (“good”) cholesterol – 35 mg/dL or higher
Triglycerides – Less than 150 mg/dL
A simple blood test can determine your cholesterol levels and it is important to know that there are a few factors that put people at risk for high levels such as, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and heredity.
Many doctors will prescribe medications for high cholesterol but there are some things we can do in order to naturally bring those levels down to a desirable level……
“Cholesterol Reduction Complex is a proprietary formula with clinically proven ingredients that may reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to lower cholesterol. It is made with a powerful blend of sterols and stanols, which are found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
The SmartHeart™ Cholesterol Regimen is also designed to help reduce your risk of heart disease by supporting optimal cardiovascular health while reducing cholesterol.”
While you should always seek a doctor’s care for your heart health, managing high cholesterol by making healthy choices and by adding Shaklee’s Cholesterol supplements to your health regimen, can help prevent and manage high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing “good” high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
It’s all about the heart and September is a great time to make heart health a priority!