Frequently Asked Questions

{ Posted by Pauline Linck on May 18, 2017 }

What is Cholesterol Blocker?

Cholesterol Blocker is a unique phytosterol dietary supplement in a pleasant tasting chewable tablet.

What are phytosterol?

Phytosterols are naturally occurring plant sterols, in this case derived from soybeans, which have a molecular structure very similar to cholesterol.

What are the benefits of phytosterols?

Numerous clinical research studies, published in the world's most prestigious medical journals have shown the ability of phytosterols to help the body to block and regulate the absorption of dietary cholesterol from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream and to inhibit the re-absorption of cholesterol forming bile acids during the digestive process.*

How do plant derived phytosterols work?

Because of the structure of the phytosterols, the plant sterols are mistaken for cholesterol by the body and become attached to cholesterol absorption sites. When cholesterol enters the area, it then bypasses the "occupied" sites and moves out of the digestive tract. * Research studies have shown a regulation from 7 to 10 in total cholesterol and 10 to 12 percent in LDL "bad" cholesterol.

How do I take Cholesterol Blocker?

Chew one tablet at the beginning of each meal, three times per day. Before meals rich in cholesterol, such as eggs for breakfast, chew two tablets.

What if I forget to take a tablet?

Take two at the start of the next meal.

What if a meal is particularly rich in cholesterol?

Before meals rich in cholesterol chew two tablets. You should supplement with at least the same amount of phytosterols as the amount of cholesterol in the foods you are eating. Each Cholesterol Blocker tablet contains 400 milligrams of natural, plant-derived phytosterols.

What if a meal contains no cholesterol?

Even if a meal, for example cereal for breakfast, contains no cholesterol at all, still chew one tablet. The effect of phytosterols is not limited to dietary cholesterol. It also helps the body to regulate the uptake of cholesterol producing bile acids that occur during the normal digestive process. *

What if I am enjoying a long meal and dessert is served an hour or two after I chewed my Cholesterol Blocker tablets?

Phytosterols actively block the absorption of dietary cholesterol for approximately one to one and a half hours after chewing a tablet. For long meals, chew an additional tablet at the beginning of dessert.

Do phytosterols also help the body regulate the absorption of dietary fats?

Phytosterols affect only the absorption of dietary cholesterol, not fat. One should still limit the consumption of dietary fats, especially the saturated fats, as part of a heart healthy lifestyle.

Can I take too much Cholesterol Blocker?

Cholesterol Blocker is completely safe, plant-derived nutritional supplement. While there is no reason to take more than three tablets daily, other than when having a particularly cholesterol-rich meals, there should be no concern over taking too much.

What if I forgot to bring my Cholesterol Blocker tablets with me?

It is a good idea to keep a supply on Cholesterol Blocker tablets with you at all times. Keep them in your car, in your pocket or purse, in your office, on the kitchen or dining room table, in you attache case or in your golf bag so you will always have them with you.

Are there any side effects or adverse reactions?

Phytosterols act within the digestive tract and are not absorbed into the bloodstream, much like some forms of dietary fiber. Thus they are particularly safe and are virtually free of any known side effects or adverse reactions.

Should I take Cholesterol Blocker even though my doctor has prescribed a cholesterol-lowering drug?

This is a question you should ask your doctor. But phytosterols have not known drug interaction.

Will my doctor approve of my taking Cholesterol Blocker?

While not every physician will be familiar with phytosterols at this time, efforts are being made to educate the medical community as to these plant sterols in maintaining healthy cholesterol.* Literally dozens of articles documenting the benefits of phytosterols have appeared in the world's most prestigious medical journals.

How long can I continue to take phytosterols?

Phytosterols in general, and the plant phytosterols contained in Cholesterol Blocker in particular, are completely safe and totally natural. One can take them for unlimited periods of time.

Do phytosterols affect the good HDL cholesterol and the bad LDL cholesterol?

Phytosterols have no effect on the good HDL cholesterol. Phytosterols are now available in margarine. Why not use them? The phytosterol-laced margarines are good products, but they are three to four times as expensive as ordinary margarines and still contain five grams of fat and 45 calories per serving. Cholesterol Blocker is completely fat-free and contains only 5 calories per tablet. Moreover, margarine is not conveniently taken to restaurants or on vacations. Also, you may not wish to have margarine with every meal. Cholesterol Blocker is the most convenient dietary supplement delivery system of phytosterols ever developed.

How about other phytosterol dietary supplements?

Other phytosterol dietary supplements must be swallowed 30 minutes prior to meals. This is inconvenient and most people forget to properly "time" taking the tablets. Cholesterol Blocker tablets can be chewed whenever one begins to eat. No timing is necessary.