Overall Heart Health
There are currently more than 70 million adults in the United States alone with High LDL (bad) cholesterol. Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease or cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are numerous problems that come with heart disease, many of which are related to Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup makes it harder for blood to flow through by narrowing the arteries and can ultimately cause a heart attack or stroke.
Lunasin works by lowering the serum LDL “Bad” Cholesterol levels by disrupting the production of HMG-CoA reductase gene. With lower HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, the liver produces less cholesterol. Lunasin increases the expression of LDL-receptor gene. By increasing the number of receptors available to clear LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream, LDL levels decrease.