The current widely-held belief of the general public is that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis. However, there is an interesting article just published February 6, 2015 in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology showing that statins actually stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure.

This new study validates the theory that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can be toxic to the mitochondria, impairing muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of CoQ10 and ‘heme A’ and, consequently, ATP generation. The study demonstrated that statins inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2, which is an important cofactor for matrix Gla-protein activation. This is responsible for the protection of the arteries from calcification.

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In addition, statins inhibit the biosynthesis of selenium-containing proteins such as glutathione peroxidase that suppresses peroxidative stress. An impairment of selenoprotein biosynthesis may be a contributing factor in congestive heart failure similar to cardiomyopathies seen with selenium deficiency. The epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis, therefore, may paradoxically be aggravated by the prevalent use of statin medication. The researchers propose that the current statin treatment guidelines be seriously reevaluated.Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet in many instances it may be prevented when individuals make healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.

What SHOULD you use to control blood lipids?

Cholesterol is made soluble by bile acids, which help to enhance the digestion and absorption of dietary fats, making bile one of the major routes for the elimination of dietary cholesterol from the body. Ingested as part of the diet or derived from synthesis in the liver, cholesterol, together with bile acids, is conjugated to an amino acid and actively secreted into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Lipitrol includes nutrients that work in synergy to support healthy blood fats and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The blend of ingredients in Lipitrol enhances the body’s natural cholesterol removal process by increasing the formation of bile and helping the liver to obtain more cholesterol from the serum. Sytrinol, one of Lipitrol’s key ingredients, is a potent blend of polymethoxylated flavones, citrus flavonoids, and tocotrienols from palm fruit extract. All of these ingredients help to support cholesterol metabolism, provide antioxidant benefits, and maintain a balanced inflammatory response. Other key ingredients include 200 mg of chromium as a patented chromiumniacin complex, 500 mg of gugul (2.5% gugulsterones), and 150 mg of artichoke leaf extract. Guar gum, a unique fiber, is also included to help bind bile in the GI tract, ensuring full cholesterol excretion.

Suggested Use:

2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional. For best results, consult your health care professional about using Fiber Plus with Lipitrol.



Sytrinol® promotes healthy cholesterol metabolism by helping to control the degradation rate of the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, which is required for cholesterol synthesis. Sytrinol®’s proprietary nutrient blend inhibits the hepatic synthesis of the cholesterol “building blocks” apolipoprotein B and triglycerides.


Gugul, a resin produced by the stem of the Commiphore mukul tree, includes active components called gugulsterones, which support liver cholesterol metabolism and improve cholesterol uptake from bile.

Artichoke Extract

Artichoke leaft extract (ALE) is known as a choloretic, and includes specific compounds the promote the liver’s cholesterol reserves. Cynarin, a key constituent of ALE, also supports the production and release of bile, the main transport mechanism of dietary cholesterol out of the body.


Research has shown chromium to be particularly beneficial for optimal carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Lipitrol uses a well-researched, niacin-bound chromium complex known as ChromeMate®. This unique form of chromium has been shown to enhance the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), the biologically active form of chromium in the body that works closely with insulin to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells. In this way, it helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, especially among those with increased consumption of refined foods.

Guar Gum

Soluble fibers, especially guar gum, have been shown to assist in maintaining normal cholesterol by sequestering the cholesterol-laden bile, ensuring full excretion out of the body.