There is no doubt that much research now confirms that the consumption of plant sterols will beneficially affect cholesterol concentrations and reduce the negative effects of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
In a double-blind study conducted at the University of Guelph, Celt Naturals Immuno-Care® significantly reduced circulating levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and increased circulating levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (good cholesterol). There was also a significant decrease in the ratio of TC/HDL and LDL/HDL cholesterol, which corresponds to a decrease in risk of CVD as these ratios are markers for a reduction in the risk for developing atherosclerosis.[1, 2, 3]
Plant sterols are safe and easy to use, with no known adverse side effects.
The effects of Immuno-Care® on blood lipid parameters in experimental and placebo groups, from Day 0 to Day 28:
Clinical Study on Celt Naturals Immuno-Care® and its Effect on Cholesterol
**Statistically significant, p<0.05.
- Pilot Clinical Trial on Celt Naturals Immuno-Care®. Laidlaw M Dept Human. Nutraceutical Research, University of Guelph, March 2005.
- Plant Sterols and Stanols Lower LDL Cholesterol Concentrations in Hypercholesterolemic Persons. Vanstone, Raeini-Sarjaz et al. An. Jnl. Nutr. 2002 Dec;76(8).
Optimising the Effect of Plant Sterols on Cholesterol Absorption in Man. Mattson Grundy et al, Am. Jnl. Clin. Nutr. 1082 Apr;35(4).