Are Your Cholesterol Levels Unbalanced & Going Up?
Did you know that there are 6 key factors that determine your cholesterol levels? These are:
Cholesterol Factor #1: Cholesterol production in the liver. Addressing this is the #1 approach used by leading prescription drugs. They reduce your liver’s natural ability to produce cholesterol. This approach may work for some folks – but it means being dependent on drugs – and their potentially dangerous side-effects for the rest of your life…
Cholesterol Factor #2: Absorption of cholesterol in your gut. This is why you’re often told to eat a low-cholesterol diet…
Cholesterol Factor #3: Removal of excess blood fats out of bloodstream. The key is to remove unnecessary cholesterol from your blood – and move it to areas in your body where it’s needed…
Cholesterol Factor #4: Cholesterol may cause hardening in your arteries. This causes a narrowing of the arteries that makes blood flow difficult…
Cholesterol Factor #5: Excretion of bile acids. Increased excretion of bile acids can help remove excess cholesterol out of your bloodstream…
Cholesterol Factor #6: Oxidation of cholesterol. Oxidized cholesterol can cause inflammation in your arteries – and can increase your risk of a cardio disaster…
Essentially, these factors along with a healthy diet and regular exercise help keep your cholesterol levels in check.
However, in order to effectively target all 6 factors…some people resort to pills, drugs and overhyped vitamins to help manage their cholesterol, some often coming with associated side effects or just no benefit at all, while others only target two or three of these 6 factors.
- In order to give your body the nutrients and ingredients it needs to address all of these factors, you should consider Lipi-Rite… a unique, comprehensive supplement to help support healthy cholesterol levels naturally.
BUT...ask yourself: “Do my cholesterol levels justify taking anything for it...even Lipi-Rite?”
The reason why we raise this is that we often find out from customers that they really may not need to be taking anything for their cholesterol, either medications (usually statins) or natural supplements.
For this reason we encourage you to be fully aware of your cholesterol profile, including your LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) /HDL (High-density lipoprotein) ratio.
How We Ensure Your Body Maximizes The Absorption Of Nutrients In Lipi-Rite
Lipi-Rite is provided in soft gels which allow us to provide a unique blend of ingredients in their most effective powder and oil forms.
The ingredients in the Lipi-Rite formula have been combined in a synergistic way. In other words - they combine to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
Lipi-Rite may be taken independently – however this cholesterol-balancing formula is designed to work with the Core Wellness Activators. To learn more about Core Wellness Activators – click here.
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What is Lipi-Rite?
Lipi-Rite is a unique natural formula that safely and naturally assists your body to manage the factors that influence cholesterol, supporting healthy cholesterol levels.
One of the ingredients is Policosanol from sugar cane. Will it raise my blood sugar?
Even though policosanol comes from natural sugar cane it will NOT raise blood sugar levels and is safe for you to use even if you suffer from blood sugar imbalances.
Will Lipi-Rite help lower my triglycerides?
Lipi-Rite may help support the healthy management of triglycerides…however, if you want additional support, you should combine this with our Omega 3/DHA fish oil as part of your supplement regime.
How important are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are very important. They are a type of lipid or fat that is found in your bloodstream. When you eat, your body converts extra calories into triglycerides and stores them in your fat cells. When required, triglycerides are released into the body for energy between meals.
Triglycerides and cholesterol are different types of fats that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories and provide your body with energy while cholesterol is used to build cells and some hormones.
You should always get your triglycerides tested when you get your cholesterol tested.
What happens if my cholesterol level gets too high?
Too much cholesterol in your body can narrow your arteries due to the excessive build-up of fat against your artery walls. This is very common and is a reason why atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes are on the increase.
What happens if my cholesterol level gets too low?
It is not good to have a cholesterol level that is too low as this can potentially be as dangerous as your cholesterol level being too high. For example, cholesterol affects serotonin levels in the brain. A cholesterol level that is too low results in a reduction in serotonin, and can lead to a state of depression. Some studies have linked increased risk of senility, impotence and other serious conditions to low cholesterol levels. Sometimes a statin drug will push cholesterol to dangerously low levels.
Is Lipi-Rite really ‘natural'?
Lipi-Rite is full of naturally derived ingredients. We have specified the ingredient specifications carefully to ensure that Lipi-Rite delivers maximum beneficial effect.
How many bottles do I need to purchase to see a difference and how long will it take Lipi-Rite to work?
For best results we suggest that you follow our 'recommended protocol' suggestions. It is recommended that Lipi-Rite is taken for at least 90 days at the rate of 2 soft gels per day and combined with a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise.
What if after 90 days there has been no improvement in my Cholesterol levels?
It’s important to remember that Lipi-Rite will provide your body with the nutrients to assist in the effective management of balanced cholesterol levels It is also possible that you may have genetically high cholesterol and your seemingly high levels may be right for you.
If your cholesterol level appears to remain unbalanced but your triglyceride, homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein levels are all within normal ranges, this may be a healthy state. It is important to consult with your doctor.
What is C-Reactive Protein?
This is a marker for inflammation in the blood. The ingredients in Lipi-Rite are known to help support healthy inflammation management.
When should I take the supplement?
It is best to take 2 soft gels just prior to your evening meal.
Are there any discounts available for my purchases?
Yes, the Xtend-Life Club provides a 10% discount with no setup fees or commitments. Please refer to the ‘Save money’ on the ‘About us’ page.
Can you tell me more about the ingredients found in Lipi-Rite?
Xtend-Life researched the ingredients available to formulate this comprehensive product.
Although each ingredient has individual benefits, it is only when formulated together in specific quantities and ratios that the product can effectively support healthy cholesterol levels. For detailed information on these ingredients please go to the Ingredients tab for more information.
Are there any side effects associated with taking Lipi-Rite?
Lipi-Rite is a natural product, so the potential for negative side effects is greatly reduced. Some people can still have reactions to particular ingredients and conflicts with medications can occur, so you should consult with your doctor if you are taking prescription medications.
Can Lipi-Rite be taken while pregnant or nursing?
Aside from our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil we are not able to recommend any of our supplements to women who are pregnant or nursing. If you are in this situation and wish to take this product please consult your doctor before use.
Will Lipi-Rite interfere with other medications?
Many chemical and synthetic drugs will interfere with natural ingredients and vice versa. It is always recommended to consult with your doctor prior to adding any supplement if you are using prescription medications. Lipi-Rite can safely be used with any other Xtend-Life products.
I am taking a statin drug prescribed by my GP. Can I come off this and onto Lipi-Rite?
This is a question that can only be answered by consulting with your doctor. Explain to your doctor that you would like to try a natural product to assist with managing your cholesterol levels. Talk to your doctor about starting two soft gels per day of Lipi-Rite and cutting your statin dose down gradually.
If your levels have remained balanced, then you may be able to ask your doctor if you can drop off the statin drug altogether! Thereafter, your doctor may only need you to have periodic cholesterol tests.
Since being treated for my elevated cholesterol levels I have problems concentrating and my memory is poor. Could this be anything to do with my statin medication?
It is very possible that your statin drug could be involved in this side effect. Many negative and detrimental side effects have been noted from statin drug use, including poor memory, lack of concentration and severe muscle weakness.
I am taking other nutritional supplements and natural medications. Is this ok?
Although there is generally no problem taking additional supplements or remedies from other suppliers, if you are using the Xtend-Life Total Balance complete nutrient system in conjunction with Lipi-Rite, other supplements should not be needed in most cases.
You can still add other supplements, whether they are from Xtend-Life or another brand. It is important to remember though that an excess of additional supplements or ingredients can potentially cause negative results and in severe cases be detrimental to health. The Xtend-Life products are designed to be used in combination, eliminating these risks.
What else can I do to help balance my cholesterol levels?
It is still desirable to ensure your diet and nutritional regimes are of the best quality for optimum general health. This should include a good balance of whole, natural foods and drinks, including lots of fresh vegetables and fruits.
It is important to ensure that your intake of Omega 3 essential fatty acids are adequate. Our Xtend-Life Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil formulas are excellent for this.
Our Total Balance products also contain many potent nutrients that will help support the health and function of your cardiovascular system. If you add Xtend-Life Total Balance to your supplement program along with one of our Omega 3/DHA fish oil products you will be supporting your body’s ability to manage a healthy cardiovascular system, general health and long-term wellness.
Foods containing vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, pantethine (the active form of vitamin B5 - pantothenic acid), chromium and copper; foods rich in lycopene; individual foods like garlic and onions, chilli peppers, shiitake mushrooms, artichokes, soy products for their isoflavone content; grapes, and oranges...all of these may benefit your general health, and support your cardio health.
Foods high in soluble fiber are also helpful, e.g. brown rice bran, oat bran and psyllium.
Exercise is of course important to keep your heart and circulation in peak condition. Even moderate exercise, such as a 30 minute walk each day, some weight bearing exercise during your week and some relaxing exercise such as yoga or swimming, can be enough to help keep your body in order, both inside and out.
Can I get ongoing advice and help from Xtend-Life?
Yes. Xtend-Life experts are here to answer any questions you have regarding our products and how they can help you. Please contact us anytime for further help.
Should I take a break from Lipi-Rite periodically?
It may be worth taking a break for 2 weeks each year to ensure that your body does not become somewhat over-reliant on this supplement. However, taking a break does leave you without the nutrients that you won't be getting from diet alone. We consider this to be a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take a break, we recommend that it is limited to 2 weeks. Otherwise the benefit of the product will be reduced.