Cholesterol & Blood Lipids Regulator (2023)

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Our functional premium blend contains choline, chromium and zinc to support cholesterol and blood lipid regulation, developed in close collaboration with cardiologist and nutrient expert, Dr Manuela Hanke. Includes over 30 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and botanicals such as taxifolin, lycopene, EGCG, guggul, bergamot, olive, artichoke, mango leaf, pomegranate, fenugreek seeds and many more. Vegan. 120 capsules

  • With over 30 hand-selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, botanicals and extracts
  • Developed in collaboration with Dr. Manuela Hanke, internist and cardiologist, specialised in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
  • With choline for normal fat metabolism and liver function
  • With zinc for normal fatty acid metabolism and protection against oxidative stress
  • Broad spectrum of phytochemicals, including taxifolin, EGCG, lycopene, bergamot, artichoke, mango leaf, pomegranate, guggul and fenugreek seed extracts
  • Pure plant extracts extracted only with water and/or ethanol
  • Plus the B vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, B12 and inositol
  • With minerals, zinc and copper, and trace elements, chromium and selenium
  • High-purity HPMC capsules for easy dosage
  • Recommended dosage: take 3 capsules twice a day with 200ml water after meals

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Premium Bioactive Ingredients

  • Vitamin A as bioactive retinyl palmitate and vitamin E as a natural complex of alpha-, gamma-, beta-, delta-tocopherol, vitamin C as ascorbic acid
  • Vitamin B complex with vitamin B3 as well bioavailable flush-free nicotinamide as well as nicotinic acid, vitamin B5 as bioactive D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B6 as directly bioactive coenzyme form P5P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), vitamin B9 as patented premium active ingredient Magnafolate® Pro with bioactive L-methylfolate (L-5-MTHF)
  • Inositol as biologically active myo-inositol (formerly vitamin B8)
  • Vegan vitamin D3 + 100% all-trans vitamin K2 MK7 as K2VITAL® from Norway
  • Coenzyme Q10 as ubiquinone and choline bitartrate as a bioidentical, oxidised form that can be synthesised within the body
  • Zinc and copper as high-quality amino acid chelates, zinc lysinate and copper bisglycinate, with particularly high bioavailability
  • Selenium as organic L-selenium monomethionine with a high absorption rate of 80-100% and premium chromium as chromium picolinate
  • L-carnitine as nature-identical, bioactive form L-carnitine tartrate
  • With premium green tea extract with 99% tea polyphenols and 96% EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate)
  • Natural taxifolin as premium larch extract
  • High quality lycopene from tomato extract
  • Full spectrum olive extract from natural leaves and fruits, of which oleuropein with a standardised content of 20% oleuropein, 13% triterpenic acids, 3% hydroxytyrosol and 3% tocopherols
  • Pomegranate extract with full 40% punicalagin
  • Pure guggul extract (Commiphora mukul, Commiphora wightii) with standardised guggul sterone content of 10%
  • Premium extract from whole artichoke leaves standardised to at least 5% cynarin
  • Black garlic extract, from high-quality premium fermentation with 0.5% S-allyl cysteine (SAC)
  • Pure bergamot fruit extract, with standardised flavanone content of 35%+, extracted from the juice of the bergamot tree
  • Pure mango leaf extract with mangiferin
  • Fenugreek seed extract, with standardised saponin content of 50%

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How are we different?

Our Cholesterol & Blood Lipids Regulator is a carefully developed functional blend with choline for normal fat metabolism, zinc for normal fatty acid metabolism and chromium for normal metabolism of macronutrients. With a total of 30 specially selected vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It was developed in collaboration with Dr. Manuela Hanke, an internist and cardiologist who specialises in the prevention and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system. This premium complex contains an unparalleled spectrum of specially selected beneficial phytonutrients and extracts such as high-quality EGCG from green tea extract, taxifolin as premium larch extract, lycopene from tomato extract, a full spectrum olive extract from natural olive leaves and fruits, pomegranate extract, guggul extract, premium whole artichoke leaf extract, fermented black garlic extract, bergamot fruit extract, mango leaf extract and fenugreek seed extract.

This premium blend also contains a variety of water-soluble vitamins including vitamin C as ascorbic acid, vitamin B3 as flush-free nicotinamide as well as nicotinic acid (flush), vitamin B6 in a directly bioactive coenzyme form P5P (pyridoxal 5-phosphate), vitamin B5 as bioactive D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B9 as the patented, premium active ingredient Magnafolate® Pro and bioactive vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin and myo-inositol (formerly vitamin B8). The B vitamins are supplemented with fat-soluble vitamins: vitamin D3 in combination with highly active, microencapsulated vitamin K2 MK7 all-trans, which is protected from decomposition by microencapsulation, natural vitamin E from sunflower oil and vitamin A as retinyl palmitate.

In addition, the functional blend contains important minerals such as zinc and copper, bound to amino acids as high-quality zinc lysinate and copper bisglycinate for optimal bioavailability, as well as the trace elements chromium as chromium picolinate and selenium as organic L-selenium monomethionine, as well as coenzyme Q10 as ubiquinone, the oxidised form that can also be produced by the body itself, and L-carnitine as nature-identical, bioactive L-carnitine tartrate.

For the capsule shells we use custom-made HPMC capsules that, unlike most other HPMC and pullulan capsules on the market, are 100% free from controversial additives such as carrageenans and PEG. We then package this product in environmentally friendly amber glass.

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  • Premium active ingredients in their purest form
  • Sourced directly from the world’s best producers
  • Our select raw materials are the basis of all our formulations
  • Complete avoidance of all unnecessary additives and adjuvants
  • Exclusive use of valuable natural ingredients for additives
  • We voluntarily declare all ingredients
  • All extractions performed without the use of chemical solvents
  • Custom production when necessary, in order to achieve the highest possible level of purity
  • Independent laboratory testing available on product pages
  • Raw materials sourced only from premium suppliers who are committed to fair working conditions
  • Amber glass and compostable pouches used for packaging
  • Vegan capsule shells, free from PEG and carrageenans
  • Packaged in the EU according to HACCP, GMP and ISO 22000:2018 standards
  • Stored in non-toxic containers
  • Shipped in mineral oil-free boxes
  • All products guaranteed 100% free from magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, nanoparticles (no legal opportunism), genetic engineering, artificial colours and flavours, titanium dioxide and added sugar & sweeteners


Recommended Dosage

Take 3 capsules daily with 200ml water after a meal.

Food Supplement

Do not exceed the recommended dose. Food supplements cannot replace a balanced and varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry, dark place. Not suitable for children, adolescents or individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.


L-Carnitine, Myo-Inositol, Choline Bitartrate, Vitamin E Complex (natural tocopherols), Olive Extract, Coenzyme Q10⤉, Vitamin C, Black Garlic Extract fermented, Pomegranate Extract, Artichoke Extract, Guggul Extract, Bergamot Extract, Mango Leaf Extract, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Green Tea Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, Nicotinamide, Tomato Extract, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, Nicotinamide, Vitamin K2 MK7 all trans (K2VITAL®) (Coating agents: Sucrose, Acacia Gum, Maize Starch, MCT Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate), Retinyl Palmitate, Zinc Lysinate⤉, Vitamin D3⥉ (Carrier: Acacia Fibre), Zinc Lysinate⤉, High Taxifolinic Extract⥉, Copper Bisglycinate, Chromium Picolinate, L-selenium monomethionine, L-5-methylfolate (MagnafolatePro®), Methylcobalamin. Capsule shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.

Contains:120 capsules

Nutrition Information Per Daily Dose (1 Capsule)%NRV*
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)5,000 IE (1,500µg)ᚯ187%
Vitamin B3 (as nicotinamide, bioactive)38mg300%
Vitamin B3 (bioactive, flush)10mg63%
Vitamin B5 (bioactive)50mg833%
Vitamin B6 (as P5P, bioactive)12mg857%
Vitamin B9 Folate (as Magnafolate Pro®, bioactive)100 µg50%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin, bioactive)100 µg4.000
Choline Bitartrate400mg-***
Myo-Inositol (bioactive)400mg-***
Vitamin C100mg125%
Vitamin D3⥉1.000IE (25µg)500%
Vitamin E Complex natural⥉

(d-Alpha, d-Gamma, d-Beta, d-Delta)

100 I.E. (66.7mg)556%
Vitamin K2 (K2VITAL® DELTA)100 µg133%
Coenzyme Q10⤉100mg-***
Zinc (as zinc lysinate⤉)1.5 mg15%
Selenium (as selenomethionine)55µg100%
Copper (as copper bisglycinate)750µg75%
Chromium (as chromium picolinate)40 µg100%
EGCG (from green tea extract)50mg-***
Lycopene (from tomato)5mg-***
Olive Extract (full spectrum)166.7 mg-***
of which oleuropein33.3 mg-***
of which triterpenic acid21.7 mg-***
of which hydroxytyrosol5mg-***
Pomegranate Extract100mg-***
of which punicalagin40mg-***
Guggul Extract100mg-***
of which guggulsterone10mg-***
Artichoke Extract100mg-***
of which cynarin5mg-***
Black Garlic Extract fermented⤉100mg-***
of which S-allyl cystein1mg-***
Bergamot Extract100mg-***
Mango Leaf Extract83.3 mg-***
of which mangiferin50 mg-***
Fenugreek Seed Extract50mg-***
of which saponin25 mg-***

** the nutrient reference value
*** no reference available
⥉ plant-based
⤉ from fermentation
ᚯ retinol activity equivalent (RAE)

Product Details

German Pharmaceutical Number (PZN)18675684
ProductionIn-house production in Europe, bottling and encapsulation in the EU according to HACCP, GMP and ISO 22000:2018 standards
Finished products packaged in amber glass jars and stored in non-toxic containers
Shipping in mineral oil-free boxes
CapsulesPlant-based cellulose (HPMC). Vegan
Premium HPMC quality: Free from controversial additives such as carrageenans and PEG
PackagingAmber glass jar to protect against light and oxidation (free from plasticisers and BPA)
The ReuseRemove product label by soaking the jar in warm water for 5 minutes. Glue residue can be removed with dish soap.

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For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have been using medicinal plants and nutritious foods to naturally foster and maintain vitality and good health.

With our products, we try to emulate this ancient wisdom as much as possible.

Consequently, our philosophy is simple: everything we do meets the highest standards of quality and purity; our focus is on organic and natural ingredients.

We follow this philosophy with meticulous care on all levels and down to every last detail.

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What is the regulator of blood cholesterol? ›

The liver is the principal site for cholesterol homeostasis maintenance carried out in many mechanisms, such as biosynthesis, via 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMGR, E.C. 1.1.

What lowers lipids and cholesterol in blood? ›

Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Soluble fiber is found in such foods as oatmeal, kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples and pears. Add whey protein. Whey protein, which is found in dairy products, may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy.

What organ regulates lipid levels? ›

The liver is the central organ that controls lipid homeostasis by means of complex, but precisely regulated biochemical, signaling and cellular pathways. Hepatocytes are the main liver parenchymal cells, which control hepatic biochemical and metabolic functions in the liver, including triglyceride metabolism.

How do you regulate high cholesterol? ›

Lifestyle changes to lower cholesterol
  1. Heart-healthy eating. A heart-healthy eating plan limits the amount of saturated and trans fats that you eat. ...
  2. Weight Management. If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. ...
  3. Physical Activity. ...
  4. Managing stress. ...
  5. Quitting smoking.
Feb 27, 2019

What is the key regulator of lipid metabolism? ›

FADD is a key regulator of lipid metabolism.

What foods to eat to lower cholesterol fast? ›

Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods

Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples and pears. Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your LDL cholesterol.

How can I lower my lipids quickly? ›

Fill Up on Fiber

Foods like oatmeal, apples, prunes, and beans are high in soluble fiber, which keeps your body from absorbing cholesterol. Research shows that people who ate 5 to 10 more grams of it each day saw a drop in their LDL. Eating more fiber also makes you feel full, so you won't crave snacks as much.

What are the 5 signs of high cholesterol? ›

These symptoms include:
  • sudden loss of balance and coordination.
  • sudden dizziness.
  • facial asymmetry (drooping eyelid and mouth on just one side)
  • inability to move, particularly affecting just one side of your body.
  • confusion.
  • slurring words.
  • numbness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of your body.
Jun 2, 2022

What disease is caused by too much lipids? ›

Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) is an excess of lipids or fats in your blood. This can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke because blood can't flow through your arteries easily. Adding exercise and healthy foods can lower your cholesterol.

How can I lower my cholesterol in 7 days? ›

Start a healthy plan and make a delicious recipe
  1. Week 1: Opt for oats for breakfast. ...
  2. Week 2: Add an apple a day. ...
  3. Week 3: Bet on beans for lunch. ...
  4. Week 4: Have a handful of nuts. ...
  5. Week 5: Savor salmon for dinner. ...
  6. Week 6: Raise the volume on veggies. ...
  7. Week 7: Favor heart-healthy fats. ...
  8. Recipe: Breakfast in 2 minutes.
Jun 8, 2017

What hormone regulates lipids? ›

Regulation of lipid metabolism by leptin, insulin and adiponectin. Insulin and leptin are secreted in direct proportion, and adiponectin in negative proportion, to the size of the adipose mass. These three hormones are key molecules in the regulation of lipid metabolism.

Does a liver cleanse help lower cholesterol? ›

Liver detox helps you to prevent high levels of cholesterol in the blood. The liver is an important part of the digestive system.

What vitamins lower cholesterol? ›

Vitamins C, D, and B3 (niacin) may help lower cholesterol as well. And probiotics, berberine, and red yeast rice are other potentially effective supplements.

Does drinking water lower cholesterol? ›

The bad cholesterol is called LDL and the good cholesterol is called HDL. When people have high cholesterol their LDL (bad) is high and their HDL (good) is low. Eating healthy, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water will help to bring down cholesterol levels within 2-3 weeks.

Do bananas lower cholesterol? ›

The fiber and potassium in bananas can reduce the level of cholesterol and blood pressure. Banana is especially known as a good source of soluble fibre which will gives one a healthy body and good immune system.

What enzyme regulates cholesterol metabolism? ›

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutarylcoenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase (EC 1.1. 1.34), the major regulatory enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis, is inhibited by phosphorylation.

Which hormones influence lipid metabolism? ›

The principal hormones involved in lipid metabolism are insulin, glucagon, catecholamines, cortisol and growth hormone.

What organ is the primary regulator of cholesterol metabolism in the body? ›

The pool of cholesterol in the liver is tightly regulated and reflects the input of cholesterol from the diet, the biosynthesis of cholesterol, the secretion and uptake of cholesterol from plasma lipoproteins, the conversion of cholesterol into bile, and the reuptake of biliary cholesterol and bile acids from the ...

Does coffee affect your cholesterol? ›

Though brewed coffee does not contain actual cholesterol, it does have two natural oils that contain chemical compounds -- cafestol and kahweol -- which can raise cholesterol levels. And studies have shown that older coffee drinkers have higher levels of cholesterol.

Does lemon water lower cholesterol? ›

Thanks to their naturally high vitamin C levels, lemons are also beneficial in helping to lower blood cholesterol levels. Mixing the juice of two to three lemons in water each day can be enough to lower your low-density lipoprotein (also known as 'bad' cholesterol) and lower the risk of heart disease.

Are eggs bad for cholesterol? ›

Chicken eggs are an affordable source of protein and other nutrients. They're also naturally high in cholesterol. But the cholesterol in eggs doesn't seem to raise cholesterol levels the way some other foods, such as those high in trans fats and saturated fats, do.

Is peanut butter good to lower cholesterol? ›

Due to its high amount of unsaturated fats, peanut butter may help reduce a person's LDL cholesterol levels. Having optimal LDL levels is linked with a lower risk of heart disease. A 2015 study found that people who had a high intake of nuts may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.

Does drinking apple cider vinegar lower cholesterol? ›

As for apple cider vinegar helping with cholesterol – drinking apple cider vinegar before a meal lowers cholesterol. Basically, studies have shown that apple cider vinegar reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol) due to its natural antioxidants.

How can I lower my cholesterol in 30 minutes? ›

Aerobic exercise that's repetitive and works multiple muscle groups, is the best exercise to reduce cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends exercising for at least 30 minutes five to seven times per week. “You can start slow and ramp up,” says Dr. Cho.

What are 5 foods that can lower cholesterol? ›

11 foods that lower cholesterol
  • Oats. ...
  • Barley and other whole grains. ...
  • Beans. ...
  • Eggplant and okra. ...
  • Nuts. ...
  • Vegetable oils. ...
  • Apples, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits. ...
  • Foods fortified with sterols and stanols.
Aug 13, 2021

What removes lipids from blood? ›

There is now an FDA approved treatment option for these patients known as LDL apheresis. LDL apheresis removes unwanted LDL cholesterol from the blood. A machine is used to pump the patient's blood through a filter that selectively removes LDL particles containing the cholesterol.

Does apple cider vinegar help with lipids? ›

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to reduce total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels in small studies involving animals and humans.

Are potatoes bad for cholesterol? ›

Potatoes are cholesterol-free and have zero saturated fat

Consuming foods that are low in cholesterol and saturated fat help reduce risk of suffering from heart diseases to some extent. So if you have a heart problem, adding some slices of boiled potatoes as a side can help in giving your heart the much needed TLC.

Is cheese bad for high cholesterol? ›

You don't have to cut cheese out of your diet, but if you have high cholesterol or blood pressure, use high-fat cheeses sparingly. A 30g portion of cheese provides seven per cent of your daily calories and there can be more salt in a portion of cheddar than in a packet of crisps.

What can I take instead of statins to lower cholesterol? ›

7 cholesterol-lowering alternatives to statins
  • Fibrates. Mostly used for lowering triglyceride levels in patients whose levels are very high and could cause pancreatitis. ...
  • Plant stanols and sterols. ...
  • Cholestyramine and other bile acid-binding resins. ...
  • Niacin. ...
  • Policosanol. ...
  • Red yeast rice extract (RYRE) ...
  • Natural products.

How do you feel when your cholesterol is too high? ›

These deposits (plaques) can reduce blood flow through your arteries, which can cause complications, such as: Chest pain. If the arteries that supply your heart with blood (coronary arteries) are affected, you might have chest pain (angina) and other symptoms of coronary artery disease. Heart attack.

What are 10 warning signs of high cholesterol? ›

What are the warning signs of high cholesterol?
  • Nausea.
  • Numbness.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Chest pain or angina.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Numbness or coldness in extremities.
  • High blood pressure.
Sep 9, 2021

What is normal cholesterol level by age? ›

High cholesterol levels by age chart
AgeTotal cholesterol
AgeTotal cholesterol
19 and youngerTotal cholesterolBorderline high: 110-129 High: 130 or higher
20 and olderTotal cholesterolNear optimal: 100-129 Borderline high: 130-159 High: 160-189 Very high: 190 or higher
Jul 28, 2022

Why is my cholesterol high when I have a healthy diet? ›

Even if you follow a healthy diet, it's possible to still have high cholesterol if you have genetic risk factors. Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited condition that affects how your body recycles LDL cholesterol. It affects about 1.3 million Americans.

What should I eat the night before a cholesterol test? ›

What can a person eat the night before? If a healthcare professional has asked a person to fast, they should not consume anything other than water the night before a cholesterol test. Fasting means that a person can only consume water for the hours before their test.

What disease is most commonly associated with high lipid levels? ›

Evidence strongly indicates that high cholesterol can increase the risk of:
  • narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • heart attack.
  • stroke.
  • transient ischaemic attack (TIA) – often known as a "mini stroke"
  • peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
Jan 19, 2023

How long does it take to flush out cholesterol? ›

It is possible for lifestyle changes to change cholesterol levels within weeks. However, it may take longer, usually about 3 months — sometimes more. Some doctors recommend adding a cholesterol-lowering drug if a person has not lowered their LDL cholesterol after about 12 weeks of lifestyle changes.

Will cutting out sugar lower cholesterol? ›

By adopting one small change in your eating habits — by lessening or removing sugar from your diet — studies show you can lower your cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight, control blood pressure and blood sugar levels, manage the progression of heart disease and high blood pressure, and increase the chances of a long ...

How fast does oatmeal lower cholesterol? ›

How quickly does oatmeal lower cholesterol? Current evidence suggests daily oatmeal intake can lower cholesterol in five to six weeks. [10] However, some studies report significant declines in total and LDL cholesterol in as short as four weeks.

What hormone regulates cholesterol? ›

A number of key proteins involved in HDL metabolism and reverse cholesterol transport are regulated by thyroid hormone. Specifically, CETP, hepatic lipase, LCAT, and SR-B1 are increased by thyroid hormone (182,183,185,188,193-200).

Is cortisol A lipid? ›

Most lipid hormones are steroid hormones, which are usually ketones or alcohols and are insoluble in water. Steroid hormones (ending in '-ol' or '-one') include estradiol, testosterone, aldosterone, and cortisol.

Can Apple cider vinegar clean out your liver? ›

Apple Cider Vinegar

Incredible detoxification actions of ACV work to flush out the harmful toxins from the liver that hinders its normal functions. Studies discloses that regular intake of ACV promotes weight loss, diminishes cholesterol levels, lessen inflammation, and uplift the overall health of the liver.

What is the best detox to lower cholesterol? ›

Ginger, garlic and lemon detox drink – Boil ginger and garlic and strain. Squeeze the juice of one full lemon into it. This is strong detox drink to get rid of bad cholesterol and also flush out all toxins from the arteries.

Does lemon water detox your liver? ›

Lemon Water

Many citrus fruits, including lemon, can be added to water to help stimulate and flush out the liver. To help improve liver function, enjoy 4-6 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with water each day.

What is the role of HDL vs LDL? ›

High levels of LDL cholesterol raise your risk for heart disease and stroke. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, sometimes called “good” cholesterol, absorbs cholesterol in the blood and carries it back to the liver. The liver then flushes it from the body.

How does the liver regulate cholesterol? ›

The liver plays a key role in regulating cholesterol levels in the body, firstly by making cholesterol to be delivered to cells that need it around the body, and secondly by removing cholesterol by converting it to bile salts so the body can get rid of it in bile and faeces.

What is the key regulator of cholesterol synthesis? ›

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutarylcoenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase (EC 1.1. 1.34), the major regulatory enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis, is inhibited by phosphorylation.

Who regulates the cholesterol blood clotting and hormonal balance? ›

The liver is responsible for metabolizing toxic substances and with signaling from the pancreas maintains carbohydrate metabolism. The liver also helps to regulate lipid metabolism and is the primary site of cholesterol production.

Is it better to have high LDL or HDL? ›

As a general rule, HDL is considered “good” cholesterol, while LDL is considered “bad.” This is because HDL carries cholesterol to your liver, where it can be removed from your bloodstream before it builds up in your arteries.

Which number is more important HDL or LDL? ›

Your HDL (“good” cholesterol) is the one number you want to be high (ideally above 60). Your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) should be below 100. Your total should be below 200. Talk with your provider about what your results mean for you and how to manage your cholesterol.

Is it better to raise HDL or lower LDL? ›

For HDL cholesterol, or "good" cholesterol, higher levels are better. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

What organ produces cholesterol? ›

Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need. The remainder of the cholesterol in your body comes from foods from animals. For example, meat, poultry and dairy products all contain dietary cholesterol.

Can you reverse fatty liver? ›

Is fatty liver disease reversible? Here's the good news. Fatty liver disease is treated with a combination of diet and exercise. With this regimen, the liver can heal itself and actually reverse the damage that has occurred over the years.

How to cleanse your liver? ›

Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Eat a well-balanced diet every day. That's five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables, along with fiber from vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Be sure to include protein for the enzymes that help your body detox naturally.

What enzyme breaks down cholesterol? ›

Lipase enzymes help break down the fats in our cholesterol.

Which enzyme is responsible for cholesterol? ›

Abstract. In eukaryotes, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase is a key enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of a precusor of cholesterol as well as non-sterol isoprenoids, mevalonate.

How does the body eliminate cholesterol? ›

The liver processes the excess cholesterol for elimination via bile. Transport of cholesterol to the liver for biliary elimination is essential for maintaining cholesterol balance and is sometimes referred to as reverse cholesterol transport.

What hormone is related to high cholesterol? ›

Estrogen helps regulate the metabolism of lipids in the liver. As a result, the drop in estrogen levels during menopause leads to higher LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Experiencing this drop in estrogen early may increase certain health risks.

What hormone stimulates cholesterol synthesis? ›

LH stimulates cholesterol esterase in ovarian cells and ACTH stimulates the enzyme in adrenocortical cells. Cholesterol also can be synthesized in the cell from acetyl CoA formed in the mitochondria.


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