Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian - CholestAssure
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What does it do?
Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels†
Today everyone recognizes how important it is to keep a healthy level of cholesterol. Though some cholesterol is needed to have efficient cell membrane structure, to produce steroidal hormones, and other critical functions, an excess of serum cholesterol may contribute to heart disease.
That is why the amount of people taking drugs like statins to lower cholesterol levels is in the millions. It does not come without a cost. An increasing number of people are concerned about the possible side effects of statins which may include muscle pain and liver damage.
Lifestyles matter. Diet and exercise are the first suggested approaches to help maintain normal cholesterol levels1, for example, by reducing intake of fat in the diet and eating a primarily plant-based diet. Natural herbal supplements such as CholestAssure™ may also play a role in keeping serum cholesterol and triglycerides at levels that are already within the normal range.
Signature Formula Contains All Natural Herbs
CholestAssure™ is not a classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This botanically-sourced natural remedy for maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglycerides is our signature formula. The reason why ActiveHerb does not use a classic TCM formula is quite simple. In TCM, there is no focus on cholesterol. Cholesterol is not mentioned in classical TCM texts.
After all, high cholesterol levels are a modern medical phenomenon.
Beyond getting a blood test for cholesterol levels, many people do not realize that they even have excess serum cholesterol or triglycerides as it may not manifest any symptom.
Excess cholesterol is attributed, from a TCM perspective, to "internal phlegm," and its buildup in the blood vessels contributes to "blood stasis." Thus, Chinese herbs that remove phlegm and blood stasis have the potential to clear excess cholesterol from the blood. Indeed, studies have found that many Chinese herbs may regulate cholesterol metabolism, including each of the herbs in CholestAssure™.
If you want to harness the power from nature to maintain your cholesterol, look no further than CholestAssure™.
Does Research Support CholestAssure™?
Hawthorn fruit (Fructus Crataegi, Sheng Shan Zha) is used in TCM to improve digestion and remove food retention in the stomach, as well as promote blood circulation to disperse blood stasis. Because it unblocks stagnation, it is particularly beneficial for those who eat fatty, greasy foods. A Hawthorn extract was used to normalize cholesterol in 89 middle-aged and elderly patients with beneficial results in most cases.2 In another study, Hawthorn extracts were found to support normal serum cholesterol levels in animals fed with a high cholesterol diet.3,4
Fleeceflower root (Radix Polygoni Multiflori, He Shou Wu) is a Liver and Kidney tonic and nourishes the Blood and Jing. This famous TCM herb also moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels. He Shou Wu was one of the herbs used in a formula that supported having healthier plasma LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks of administration.5
Goji berry (Fructus Lycii, Gou Qi Zi) is a tonic for Liver and Kidney Blood. The polysaccharides in Gou Qi Zi was shown to support normal blood glucose and serum lipids in rabbit models.6
King Solomon's Seal (Rhizoma Polygonati, Huang Jing) is a tonic for Spleen Qi and nurtures Stomach Yin. In a hamsters study, treatment with rhizoma polygonati polysaccharide was shown to support normal serum lipid profile, apolipoproteins, and endothelial parameters.7
Reishi (Ganoderma, Ling Zhi), a medicinal mushroom, tonifies Heart Qi, nourishes Heart Blood and calms the Spirit. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides was shown to support normal serum contents of TC, TG, LDL-c in the experimental rats.8
Alisma rhizome (Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis, Ze Xie) leaches out dampness, and drains Kidney Fire. Alismatis rhizome treatment was shown to support healthy serum and liver cholesterol levels as well as triglyceride levels, and it also supported healthy serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hyperlipidemic mice.9
Turmeric (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae, Jiang Huang) invigorates Blood and promotes the movement of Qi. It is considered a functional food for supporting healthier plasma cholesterol levels in people who frequently consume a high-cholesterol diet.10
Safflower (Flos Carthami Tinctorii, Hong Hua) invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis. A study examined if Flos Carthami, as part of an injection (Danhong), helps normalize cholesterol levels in rats. Treatment with the injection may support healthier triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol. 11
Chinese Angelica root (Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Dang Gui) both tonifies and invigorates the Blood. A study involving mice models concluded Angelica sinensis polysaccharides may play a role in supporting liver function and glucose homeostasis in high-fat diet-fed mice.12
Szechwan Lovage Rhizome (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Chuan Xiong) invigorates the Blood and moves Qi. Chuan Xiong contains a compound 'ligustrazine,' which may support healthy cholesterol levels. Ligustrazine may also support triglyceride levels, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, as shown by a study on rat models.13
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
Chinese hawthorn fruit
Fo-Ti root cured
(He Shou Wu)
(Gou Qi Zi)
Reishi fruiting body
(Ling Zhi )
Asian water plantain rhizome
Dong quai root
Sichuan lovage rhizome