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Managing your cholesterol; which product is right for you? 

By July 14, 2020Education

Wiley’s Finest offers two great products to help manage and lower cholesterol levels. Wiley’s Finest Cholesterol Support and Wiley’s Finest Bold Heart. Both products contain plant sterols. Research clearly shows that plant sterols lower cholesterol levels. In the United States, the National Cholesterol Education Program recommends 2,000 mg of plant sterols per day to lower cholesterol. So, which Wiley’s Finest product is right for you?  That depends on you!

Let’s start with a little background.

Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need, and we also get cholesterol in foods we like to eat, such as pizza and cheeseburgers. Most of us have enough cholesterol and some of us have too much. On the other hand, we don’t make plant sterols; we aren’t plants! We get plant sterols in our diet when we eat nuts, seeds, beans, and vegetables. Most of us get about 300 – 400 mg of plant sterols in our diet.

How do plant sterols lower cholesterol?

It’s simple, really. From both plants and animals, the chemistry of sterol (molecules) is similar. When we consume enough plant sterols, we simply replace cholesterol with plant sterols (a classic bait and switch!) in our intestines, thereby reducing how much cholesterol we absorb into our blood stream and circulation.  Even if you don’t eat much cholesterol in your diet, plant sterols are effective (for more on this you can contact us). The unabsorbed cholesterol gets eliminated through our colon. It’s an all-natural process!  Note that how plant sterols work is distinctly different from statins, as found in Red Yeast Rice. Plant sterols and statins can be taken together but many people prefer plant sterols as a more natural yet effective approach.

 

Which product is right for you?

Wiley’s Finest Cholesterol Support contains 800 mg of plant sterols and 530 mg EPA and DHA omega-3s in two capsules.  Wiley’s Finest Bold Heart contains 2,000 mg of plant sterols in a liquid stick pack.

Bold Heart contains more than twice the amount of sterols as Cholesterol Support; this much higher amount will lower cholesterol levels faster. On the other hand, in addition to plant sterols, the 530 mg EPA and DHA omega-3s in Cholesterol Support is just over the global daily recommendation of 500 mg EPA and DHA for general heart support.

Your choices:

If your health target is to lower your cholesterol, Bold Heart will do the job faster and more efficiently; you can expect to see results in a few weeks. Bold Heart (essentially flavorless) liquid stick packs can be conveniently added to your favorite foods or drinks, whenever and wherever you choose.

If your health target is to manage your cholesterol and overall heart health, Cholesterol Support is the product for you.

There is a third option: if you prefer capsules and your health target is to lower cholesterol, then consider taking four to six capsules of Cholesterol Support a day.  Six capsules deliver 2,400 mg plant sterols and 1,590 mg EPA and DHA omega-3, the amounts recommended for targeted cholesterol lowering and targeted heart health support.

We always love to hear from you!  Please let us know which product you choose and how they work for you!

Gretchen Vannice is the Director of Nutrition Education and Research for Wiley Companies.  She is a nationally recognized expert, author, and speaker.
Disclaimer: This information is offered for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice of any kind. The educational information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, or cure any disease nor has this been reviewed or approved by the FDA.
Scientific references available upon request.