How Opty-Chol Works
Cholesterol comes in two primary forms: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesterol itself is not bad. The body needs
cholesterol to support the endocrine system, digestive tract, and help organs function properly. 1,2,3
Too much LDL cholesterol, however, may cause
cardiovascular, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, and nervous system issues. 1,2,3 Opty-Chol is formulated with sustained-release phytosterols, pantethine,
niacin, and red yeast rice powder to promote healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range through natural physiological processes.
Phytosterols are similar in chemical structure to the cholesterol we produce in our bodies. However, they are minimally absorbed from the small intestine
and do not enter our bloodstream. 4,5 Clinical studies have demonstrated how phytosterols actually impede the absorption of dietary cholesterol and
cholesterol produced in the liver. 6 The American Heart Association even recommends the use of phytosterols to support healthy cholesterol levels already
in the normal range and thus healthy cardiovascular function. 6
The proprietary Pantesin® pantethine is a patented form of biologically active vitamin B5,
and a key constituent of Coenzyme A. Many other supplements rely on pantothenic acid as a form of vitamin B5, which is less stable and susceptible to
degradation in the body. SYNC Wellness’s innovative Opty-Chol uses clinically validated Pantesin® pantethine since it has been shown to help maintain
healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range by playing a key role in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. 7 Additional clinical
trials suggest that pantethine supplementation helps maintain heart-healthy lipid levels already within the normal range. 8
Niacin is an essential
micronutrient that supports healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range. 9 Research suggests that niacin acts to reduce the availability of free
fatty acids for the liver to produce triglycerides and other lipids. 10 Clinical studies also show a positive connection between cardiovascular health and niacin
Unique to SYNC Wellness’s Opty-Chol formula is the addition of red yeast rice, a type of fermented rice produced using a specific
species of mold. Red yeast rice has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries for its ability to promote healthy cholesterol levels already in the
normal range and support heart health. 12 Modern clinical studies have validated red yeast rice’s bioactive polyketide pigments and unsaturated fatty acids
known to support healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range and promote cardiovascular health. 13
Why Use Opty-Chol?
Research cited herein suggests that the micronutrients in Opty-Chol promote overall cardiovascular health with a specific focus on supporting healthy
cholesterol levels already in the normal range. Each of the individual ingredients in Opty-Chol has been clinically validated to support healthy cholesterol
levels already in the normal range through natural physiological processes.
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