Heart disease is the leading cause of death in South Africa! The main cause of heart disease is the narrowing of the artery walls due to the build up of plaque. With time this plaque can block the blood vessels, it can also detach and cause a heart attack or stroke. Usually, high levels of LDL ‘bad Cholesterol’ are the main reason for this plaque forming, however it is not the LDL itself which causes the problem but rather it’s oxidized form (oxLDL). Stress, smoking, and poor diet have all been linked to increased inflammation and oxidation of LDL. Therefore, it is very important to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress to prevent plaque from forming in the artery walls.
For those people who can’t or don’t want to use traditional medications because of the side effects. Most people who have high LDL cholesterol are put onto statin medication, however there are people who can’t or don’t want to use statin medication because of the side effects. These side effects are numerous and may include muscle pain, muscle weakness, tiredness, kidney stress, liver stress, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and trouble breathing to name but a few.
ME-3 in Artery Defence has been clinically proven to reduce cholesterol and inflammation without any known side effects.