For healthy cholesterol profile management, the company is now offering Red Yeast Rice Powder and Policosanol
. "The CDC has noted that currently approximately one in every three American adults has high levels of low-density lipoproteins and that one in every three with high LDL does not have it under control," explained Carol Cheow, CEO of Cactus Botanies.
Resveratrol, turmeric, beta-carotene, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, arginine, red yeast rice, policosanol
, hawthorn extract and vitamins such as C, B, E and folic acid have been promoted to reduce heart disease due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and risk factor-lowering effects.
It should be pointed out that in some clinical studies BBR was administered in a tablet form of a nutraceutical product [47, 48], comprised of 500 mg BBR, 200 mg red yeast extract, 10 mg policosanol
, 0.2 mg folic acid, 2 mg [CoQ.sub.10], and 0.5 mg astaxanthin.
Effect of Omega-3 and Policosanol
Supplementation on Attention and Reactivity in Athletes.
Curtis-Long et al., "Effect of the growth stage and cultivar on policosanol
profiles of barley sprouts and their adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
Cholesterol-lowering effects of policosanol
A number of nutritional compounds have been identified and demonstrated to have lipid-lowering effects, including red yeast rice, berberine, and policosanol
. Red yeast rice, policosanol
and berberine may target the HMG-CoA enzyme, reducing cholesterol synthesis, whilst berberine also targets triglyceride (TG) synthesis and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) liver uptake.
Phytosterols with (worthless) policosanol
in a chewable wafer.
I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol
, guggulipid, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
Monacolin K of red rice (10 mg, 90% by policosanol
) is able to inhibit the HMG-CoA reductase, which is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Key elements of this "proprietary cosmeceutical blend" include policosanol
, derived from sugar cane; coleus oil, a minty ingredient similar to tea tree oil; monolaurin, the popular coconut oil; and vitex oil, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial.
staminensis together with the combination of policosanol
, red yeast rice extract, berberine, folic acid and coenzyme Q10 have indicated an effective control of high blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome, thus may be served as a antihypertensive agent .