'High cholesterol' is the leading cause of death that is killing more around the world including Thai. Recently, it was found that each year, approximately 60,000-100,000 people died suddenly from acute ischemic heart disease. And now, more than 39 million Thais are at risk of heart disease that can result in medical costs, loss of ability to work, and possibly deteriorated body that cannot be recovered.
The main cause of cardiovascular diseases.
'Cardiovascular disease' is mainly caused by abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood that accumulate and clog the artery walls. In fact, the “liver” is the main organ that produce cholesterol up to 80%, the remaining 20% cholesterol come from diet. But with increasing age and inadequately controlled daily behavior, this results in the imbalance of fat and cholesterol levels in the body. Currently, it is found that men and women aged 20 years and older are at risk of high cholesterol levels of greater than 200 mg/dL. Measuring your blood cholesterol levels annually is the best way to prevent and reduce your risk of coronary heart disease (Recommendation from The National Center for Health Statistics and the American Heart Association). Currently, most of the health care approaches for people with high cholesterol levels are primarily drug-based, which may cause side effects such as abdominal distension, nausea, and diarrhea. In long-term, it may
cause hepatitis and because some cholesterol-lowering drugs affect the production of an important enzyme in the body, namely coenzyme Q10, resulting in muscle aches, weak limbs and irregular heartbeat.
Sugarcane wax extract “Policosanol”, a new natural alternative that is effective and safe to reduce cholesterol.
In the past, there has been scientific research combined with the knowledge of alternative medicine which discovered that natural extracts from the policosanol group found only in sugarcane bark wax (Saccharum officinarum, L.), which is rich in the pure value of natural nutrients, has a structured formula similar to blood lipid-lowering drugs, statins.
More than 60 clinical studies have been conducted worldwide until the results were published in the American Heart Journal in 2002 on the benefits of policosanol extract in lowering blood lipid levels effectively and most importantly, it is safe with no side effects on the body even with continuous use compared to the use of lipid-lowering drugs. As a result, the natural extract "Policosanol (Policosanol)" is widely known and accepted all over the world now. The value of the extract "Policosanol are properties to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, naturally lower cholesterol, reduce the level of total cholesterol (TC) and bad cholesterol (LDL-Cholesterol) by balancing the production of cholesterol and enhance the liver functions to burn fat. As a result, the level of cholesterol in the blood decreases, helping to create good cholesterol, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, helping the liver to create more good cholesterol (HDL-Cholesterol). Usually, good cholesterol (HDL-Cholesterol) is responsible for bringing fat that accumulates and clogs the artery walls back to destroy the liver. Raising the level of good cholesterol (HDL-Cholesterol) in the bloodstream as low as 1 mg/dL can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 3-4%.
Reduce the risk of platelet thrombosis by up to 50%, reduce the formation of substances that cause platelet aggregation and increase blood flow, thereby reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, preventing acute heart and cerebral ischemia.
Platelet thrombosis causes acute ischemic heart disease.
Prevents vascular wall thickening due to the antioxidant properties of policosanol extract, thereby reducing the coagulation process of cholesterol fat on the artery walls, which causes degeneration and lack of flexibility of blood vessels until the arteries become hardened leading to atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure (Hypertension) paralysis, paresis, palsy and peripheral artery disease obstruction, e.g. reduce blood flow to limbs or leg area, etc.
Presented with atherosclerosis or "thickening of the arterial wall" which occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries.
Rehabilitate the function of the heart and liver, reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver, the heart, and help restore the function of the deteriorated liver caused by long-term use of lipid-lowering drugs. For those who have problems with both high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, should be supplemented with fish oil (omega-3) along with policosanol extract to enhance the effectiveness of reducing both cholesterol and triglyceride levels which will result in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease more effectively. The criterion for the selection of policosanol extract should be policosanol extracted from sugarcane husks with specific technology to obtain the proportions of active ingredients that are used in more than 60 clinical trials worldwide, thus ensuring efficacy and safety. The policosanol extract should be in soft capsule form to facilitate the dispersion of the policosanol extract which will result in a better absorption into the body compare with the product in the form of pills (tablet). It should be a product manufactured from a factory that has received international drug standards (Pharmaceutical Grade) because it can be assured of quality and safety without side effects and chemical residues that are harmful to the body by being certified by various organizations.
Appropriate dosage of "Policosanol extract" recommended per day.
For people with high cholesterol about 200 to 239 mg/dL or mild hypercholesterolemia, take 5 mg after dinner or at bedtime.
For those with high blood cholesterol, about 240-299 mg/dL or Moderate Hypercholesterolemia, take 10-20 mg/dL after dinner or at bedtime.