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Phytosterol Complex

with Red Rice Yeast and Niacin

According to the CDC, approximately 31 million American adults have elevated levels of LDL (bad cholesterol). High LDL cholesterol is one factor that may increase the risk of heart disease. Other factors that raise the risk of heart disease include older age, diabetes, a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, obesity, and smoking. When these factors are taken into considerations physicians may prescribe statin drugs. The use of statin drugs has increased sharply in the past several years and they are now among the most widely prescribed medicines in the U. S. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 22% of Americans 45 years and older take a statin drug and as a class, statins and their related combination products generated $16.9 billion in U. S. sales in 2012.

Statins also carry warnings that memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible effects. It is important to remember that statins may also interact with other medications you take. If you experience any unexplained joint or muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness while taking statins, you should call your doctor immediately. Pregnant women or those with active or chronic liver disease should not use statins.

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There Is A Natural Alternative

Plant sterols, when consumed in sufficient quantities, can interfere with the intestinal absorption of cholesterol thereby lowering cholesterol levels. Plant sterol esters consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

US FDA Approved Health Claim (2000)

FDA Health Claim for Phytosterols

Health Organizations Recommend Supplementation of Plant Sterols

Health Organization Recommendation for Phytosterols
Phytosterol Complex

60 capsules
Retail $35.95, your cost $26.96

Usage: Adults take two (2) capsules daily with meals.
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Primary Ingredients

Phytosterol Complex (Beta Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol): 1000 mg.

The use of a dietary supplement containing sterols/stanols in a convenient capsule supplement (in concentrated form) may be a more convenient option that may increase the compliance during long-term use. Capsules are particularly convenient when compared to the major significant dietary changes required over long periods of time to increase the incorporation of phytosterols-containing foods. Compliance to a therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) is necessary when the goal is to reduce LDL-C levels to affect a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease (Maki et al., 2013).

Based on the scientific evidence available New Spirit Naturals has introduced a new product, Phytosterols Complex in capsules form, to help one obtain this necessary nutrient in the diet. One serving of New Spirit Naturals’ Softgel Phytosterols Complex. (with Beta Sitosterols, Campesterol, and Stigmasterol) contains an equivalent of 1000 mg of phytosterol complex (equivalent to 900 mg plant sterols). One bottle contains 60 capsules.

Nicotinic Acid (Niacin): 50 mg.
  • A form of Vitamin B3.
  • Niacin is reported to reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease. In addition, it helps increase HDL (good cholesterol).
  • Niacin is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat and the generation of energy in food.

  • Red Rice Yeast: 130 mg.
  • Red yeast rice is a substance extracted from rice that has been fermented with a special type of yeast. It has been used for centuries in China and Asian countries as a traditional medicine.
  • Red yeast rice is reported to contain several ingredients that may help reduce cholesterol levels. These include a number of monacolins, sterols, isoflavones and mono unsaturated fatty acids.
  • The benefits of red yeast rice extend beyond controlling cholesterol. Additional benefits include reducing inflammation, blood sugar support, blood pressure support and helping with metabolic syndrome. Other reports show that it can help stimulate bone growth.
  • Some studies show that red yeast rice can reduce total cholesterol by 15% and LDL (bad) cholesterol by up to 21% over a period of 3 months.

  • Phytosterol Complex Label

    Plant Sterols as a Natural Alternative and/or Complementary Product

    Plant sterols/stanols (Phytosterols) are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, and legumes, whereas cholesterol is derived from animals. Phytosterols naturally interfere with the intestinal absorption of cholesterol, thereby lowering cholesterol levels.

    Additional Benefits on Consuming Phytosterols

    Anti-Athenogenicity Activity
    In vitro studies have shown that plant sterols are effective in preventing hyperproliferation of vascular smooth muscle cell that play a role in Atherosclerosis development.
    Source: Awad AB, Smith AJ, Fink CS, Plant sterols regulate Rat vascular smooth muscle cell growth and prostacyclin release in culture.
    Source: Prostaglandins Leukot Essential Fatty Acids 2001:64:323-330

    Anti Cancer Activity
    Compared to Cholesterol, B-Sitosterol caused a 24% decrease in cell growth and a 4 fold increase in apoptis. Plant sterol-fed mice had a 33% smaller tumor size and 20% less metastases in lymph nodes and lungs than cholesterol-fed mice. This finding implied the possibility that plant sterols may retard the growth and spread of breast cancer cells. In addition to retarding the growth of breast cancer cells, there is some evidence that plant sterols can affect the development of prostate cancer.
    Source: Awad AB, Smith AJ, Fink CS, Plant sterols regulate Rat vascular smooth muscle cell growth and prostacyclin release in culture.
    Source: Prostaglandins Leukot Essential Fatty Acids 2001:64:323-330

    Urinary Symptoms and Prostate
    In a Meta-analysis, 519 men were studied in 4 randomized, placebo controlled, double blind trials. B-sitosterol improved urinary symptom scores and flow measures. There is some evidence that plant sterols can affect the development of prostate cancer.
    Source: Wilt T, Ishania, MacDonald R, Stark G, Mulrow C, Lay, Beta-Sisterols for benign Prostate hyperplasia. Cochrane database syst-2. RCU 2000 CD001043 Review

    Foods that have a favorable impact on blood cholesterol:

  • Olive Oil, Beans, Nuts (Almonds), Legumes.
  • Cold water fish - (Salmon Omega 3s) lowers triglycerides.
  • Red wine - helps raise the good (HDL).
  • Cinnamon - helps lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol.
  • Whole grains (Quinoa, Brown Rice, Bulgur, Wheat Germ).
  • Soluble fiber.
  • Soybeans.
  • Oatmeal.
  • New Spirit Naturals phytosterols are derived from sunflower and are NON-GMO.
  • References:

    1. Diet, Nutrition Intake, and Metabolism in populations at high and low risk for colon cancer. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 40:1984 pp927-930
    2. Raicht RF, Cohen B1, Iazzini ED et al. Protective effects of plant sterols against chemically induced colon tumors in rats. Cancer Res 1980:40:403-5
    3. Deschner EE, Cohen B1, Raicht RF. Kinetics of the protective effects of B-sitosterol against MNU induced colonic neoplasia. J cancer Res, Clin oncol 1982:103:49-54
    4. Maki, K.C. Lanless
    5. McKenny J Jenks, Shneyves, E. Brook
    6. Beta-Sitoserol, by Stephen B. Strum, MD, FACP, and William Faloon, Life Extension Magazine, June 2005.