food supplement Calivita: Cholestone
1x3 tablets daily with meal
Flax seed oil
Ingredients in 1 tablet (=serving size): %NRV*
Flax seed oil (Linum usitatissimum) 200 mg **
Apple pectin (Malus domestica) 200 mg **
Garlic bulb powder (Allium sativum) 100 mg **
Lecithin 100 mg **
Vitamin C 60 mg 75
Vitamin E 10 mg-TE 83
Chromium 50 µg 125
*NRV = nutrient reference value
**no NRV established
stabiliser (cellulose), flax seed oil, pectin, lecithin (soybean), garlic powder, L-ascorbic acid, thickener (acacia gum), anti-caking agents (fatty acids, magnesium salts of fatty acids, silicon dioxide), DL-α-tocopheryl acetate, chromium picolinate.
Keep out of reach of young children. The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. It’s important to follow a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Warnings: People taking medicines should consult their physician before consumption. Not recommended for pregnant and nursing women. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Produced for: CaliVita International B.V. Beursplein 37, 3001 DC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Best before: see side of pack.
Due to improper diet and genetics, a significant percentage of the aging population lives with elevated cholesterol levels. It is not a simple phenomenon and in the long run it may present a great risk. The active ingredients of Cholestone may effectively support healthy blood triglyceride levels.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that performs several important functions for the metabolism. It helps to manufacture bile, which is needed for digestion. It also assists in metabolizing certain vitamins and hormones, and is needed for the structure and integrity of cell membranes. As cholesterol cannot travel in the bloodstream alone, the liver bundles it with a protein into a structure called a lipoprotein, before releasing it into the bloodstream.
Many people associate cholesterol with heart disease, but not all lipoproteins are bad for the cardiovascular system. High-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) actually removes excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and returns it to the liver to be eliminated from the body. It is the low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) that may cause problems. If the ratio of LDL to HDL in the bloodstream is high, LDL tends to attach to the inner walls of the blood vessels, and gradually accumulate over time, because there is insufficient HDL to remove it. If enough build-up occurs, it restricts the diameter of the blood vessel, and causes the vessel walls to harden. This reduced blood flow and hardening of the arteries is potentially very dangerous to health.
Cholesterol levels are greatly determined by genetics, but “lifestyle” factors can also significantly influence our cholesterol levels. Factors which may support an increase in LDL include an unhealthy diet with too much saturated fats, and not enough fiber, a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol, or stress.
Cholestone is intended to provide nutritional support for a healthy cholesterol level, and a healthy ratio of high-density to low-density lipoproteins. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to beneficially affect blood cholesterol and lipid levels, and Flax seed oil is one of the richest sources of Omega 3 in nature. Apple pectin is a water-soluble fiber, which participates in maintaining normal cholesterol levels and ameliorating blood lipid levels. Garlic also affects positively blood lipid levels. Lecithin plays an important role in fat metabolism. Vitamins C and E participate in the protection of polyunsaturated fatty acids against free radicals. Chromium influences carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.