Bel Marra Nutritionals Lends Support to Health Canada Assessment of Plant Sterol and its Positive Impact on Cholesterol Management

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Bel Marra Nutritionals, distributor of Cholesterol Freedom, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, lends support to a Health Canada assessment of the effectiveness of plant sterol on cholesterol management.

Bel Marra Nutritionals lends support to Health Canada assessment of plant sterol and its positive impact on cholesterol management

Plant sterol and its positive impact on cholesterol management

Bel Marra Nutritionals includes 1,000 mg of plant sterol per daily dose of Cholesterol Freedom, a clinically proven dose to help cholesterol management and promote cardiovascular health.

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Bel Marra Nutritionals, distributor of Cholesterol Freedom, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, lends support to a Health Canada assessment of the effectiveness of plant sterol on cholesterol management.

Previous research showed plant sterol has a similar chemical structure and cellular function to that of human cholesterol. As plant sterol has a lower bioavailability than dietary cholesterol it can therefore displace cholesterol from mixed micelles in the intestine, reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol and can aid in cholesterol management.

Additionally, plant sterol has been found helpful and a supplementary treatment to those on statin drugs for high cholesterol. It is recommended that anyone on statin drugs consult with their health care practitioner before they begin taking plant sterol for cholesterol management.

In this assessment Health Canada concluded that “acceptable scientific evidence exists in support of the claim about the relationship between the consumption of plant sterol enriched foods as foods and blood cholesterol lowering. Consumption of these foods results in the lowering of total blood cholesterol as well as LDL-cholesterol levels, while having no detrimental effect on HDL-cholesterol levels resulting in overall improvements in the blood lipid profile.” From evidence provided in over 80 clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of plant sterol on cholesterol management, on average an 8.8% drop on LDL cholesterol (the harmful form) was noted clearly contributing to overall cholesterol management.

Based on the overwhelming clinical evidence and Health Canada’s support of the findings, Bel Marra Nutritionals includes 1,000 mg of plant sterol per daily dose of Cholesterol Freedom, a clinically proven dose to help cholesterol management and promote cardiovascular health.

(SOURCE: “Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directories, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada” 2010, “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” 2009)

As the distributor of Cholesterol Freedom which contains plant sterol and other ingredients formulated to provide effective cholesterol management, Bel Marra Nutritionals offers high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements in formulations designed to address specific health concerns. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Nutritionals products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Nutritionals visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.

Bel Marra Nutritionals, Inc.
100-7000 Pine Valley
Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y8
Jim Chiang, CEO
pr(at)belmarrahealth(dot)com
866-531-0466
http://www.belmarrahealth.com

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