ALIPEROL to help maintain:
• Proper Cholesterol Levels*
• Heart Health*
ALIPEROL has been carefully formulated to be taken individually or in combination with popular cholesterol lowering prescription drugs (also known as "statins") to provide more effective cholesterol lowering with less potential side effects. ALIPEROL is based on the unique combination of clinically proven ingredients such as Red Yeast Rice, Niacin and Coenzyme Q10, to help maintain proper cholesterol levels in order to support a healthy heart.*
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Red yeast rice is the product of yeast (Monascus purpureus) grown on rice, and is served as a dietary staple in some Asian countries. It has been shown to work naturally by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis. Trial results of patients receiving red yeast rice extract have demonstrated highly beneficial changes to heart health.1-3
Niacin (immediate release) is also known as nicotinic acid” and is one of the most effective and well-known vitamins to impact cholesterol in a favorable way. Nicotinamide or Niacinamide is at times confused with niacin but it does not have the ability to impact cholesterol levels even though it is still found in a variety of over the counter products.
Niacin has a unique ability to maintain cholesterol health because it is one of the only known products to lower Lp(a), which which may be an independent blood test or predictor of cardiovascular disease. Lower levels of Lp(a) have been found to be associated with lower levels of cardiac disease but few compounds or medications can lower this number like niacin. Individuals with chronic liver disease, severe gout or hyperuricemia, and recent peptic ulcer disease are not good candidates for taking niacin, however, in general, niacin has an excellent safety record and can be combined with most statins, but only with a doctor's approval.
Niacin appears to work by blocking the ability of the liver to produce cholesterol type products. It is also of interest that of all the cholesterol lowering products on the market, niacin has the most diverse ability to impact favorably all of the different cholesterol parameters.4
Coenzyme Q10 (also known as œubiquinone”) or CoQ10 is a compound made by every cell of the human body, but this compound is constructed by putting together several other compounds such as B-vitamins, vitamin C, and more importantly, raw materials that come from the cholesterol pathway of the liver. Therefore, one of the most promising areas of research for CoQ10 lies in its ability to potentially improve cardiovascular health. Since blood levels of CoQ10 are reduced by the most popular cholesterol lowering prescription statins and CoQ10 is needed by muscle tissue, it had been theorized that side effects of cholesterol lowering medications such as muscle and joint pain may be reduced with CoQ10. Therefore, there has been some preliminary clinical research of giving small doses (50-100 mg a day) of CoQ10 with cholesterol lowering medications and the results have been encouraging.5,6
1. Heber D, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of a proprietary Chinese red yeast rice dietary supplement. FASEB J 12(4): A206, 1998. 2. Rippe J, et al. A multi-center, self-controlled study of Cholestin in subjects with elevated cholesterol. Results presented at the March 1999, American Heart Association's 39th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Orlando, Florida. 3. Chang J, et al. Elderly patients with primary hyperlipidemia benefited from treatment with a Monascus purpureus rice preparation: A placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. Results presented at the March 1999, American Heart Association's 39th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Orlando, Florida. 4. The Expert Panel. Executive summary of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). JAMA 2001; 285:2486-2498. 5. Marcoff L, Thompson PD: The role of coenzyme Q10 in statin-associated myopathy: a systematic review. J Am Coll Cardiol 49(23):2231-2237, 2007. 6. Caso G, Kelly P, McNurlan MA, Lawson WE: Effect of coenzyme Q10 on myopathic symptoms in patients treated with statins. Am J Cardiol 99(10):1409-1412, 2007.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products detailed on this site are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If a medical condition exists, see your health care professional.