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
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.