Cholesterol is a compound of the sterol type found in all cells of the body. Our bodies need some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and other substances that help us digest foods. Too much however could lead to some serious problems. These problems include heart disease, stroke, bloody stools, gallstones and other circulatory problems. With over 70 million people nationwide with high cholesterol this is a cause for concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that Americans with high cholesterol levels are two times more likely to receive heart diseases than those who are at ideal levels. With help from a naturally occurring peptide, lunasin, LunaSmart can help those looking to manage or even reduce their cholesterol levels.
So where does this stuff come from?
Cholesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your body, primarily in the liver, naturally produces the right amount of cholesterol. Any additional amount of cholesterol comes from foods that come from animals. When it comes to cholesterol there are two different types. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “Bad” cholesterol and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or “Good” cholesterol. LDL are used to carry cholesterol throughout your body. They are considered “Bad” cholesterol because in excess they can build up in your blood vessel walls. HDL on the other hand helps take back excess cholesterol in your blood and bring them back to your liver to break down.
Therefore, in order to manage cholesterol levels it is important to lower LDL levels. That’s where LunaSmart comes in. With help from the naturally occurring peptide lunasin, LunaSmart is able to lower LDL levels by increasing the production of LDL receptors on the liver’s cells and by inhibiting the production of LDL from HMG-CoA gene. LunaSmart uses the most amount of lunasin which makes it the leading cholesterol managing supplement available.