Cholesterol Lowering Medications

Cholesterol Lowering Medications

Even if you’re on cholesterol medication like statins, the Flora ProActiv range offers additional benefits in reducing bad (LDL) cholesterol.* In fact, because both approaches lower cholesterol in different ways, their combined effect is cumulative.

Lowering cholesterol with statins and plant sterols

Enriched with plant sterols to actively combat cholesterol, Flora ProActiv foods are designed to help you lower your cholesterol, in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle.*

Plant sterols help lower your LDL cholesterol in a different way to statins. Statins work in the liver, while sterols work in the gut.

The effect of plant sterols, statins and a healthy diet and lifestyle

  • Cholesterol medications (statins) lower LDL cholesterol by an average of 25%
  • Changing to a healthy diet and lifestyle can lower LDL cholesterol by 5%
  • Plant sterol-enriched foods like Flora ProActiv can lower LDL cholesterol by a further 10%*

Always talk to your GP about the treatment that’s best for you. Doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs to those at greatest overall risk: it’s not only based on your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels.

*Flora ProActiv contains plant sterols. Plant sterols have been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Consuming 1.5-2.4g of plant sterols per day can lower cholesterol by 7-10% in 2-3 weeks when consumed as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle with sufficient fruit and vegetables.