WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?
Cholesterol is a lipid that plays several roles in our body, such as hormone production, digestion, cell repair and many others, but a high cholesterol level in our body is a risk marker for cardiovascular diseases. LDL cholesterol (known as «bad cholesterol») builds up in the arteries, while HDL cholesterol (known as «good cholesterol») eliminates excess cholesterol. Triglycerides are a type of fat that accumulates in the body when there is a sustained excess of calories ingested and are transported by LDL cholesterol.
WHAT IS THE LDL CHOLESTEROL?
LDL means Low Density Lipoproteins. It is commonly known as «bad» cholesterol, since a high LDL cholesterol value is associated with an accumulation of cholesterol in the blood plasma and, over time, is deposited in the wall of the arteries, causing a risk of atherosclerosis.
WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL HDL?
HDL means High Density Lipoproteins. It’s commonly known as «good» cholesterol because HDL can perform the removal of cholesterol from the arteries and transport it back to the liver for its excretion.
WHY IS IT BAD TO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF CHOLESTEROL?
High levels of cholesterol in blood can generate deposits that accumulate in the walls of the arteries, causing a narrowing of them in a process called atherosclerosis, which causes cardiovascular diseases. Although we do not perceive it, around 40% of the population has a high total cholesterol level.
WHAT ARE PHYTOSTEROLS?
Phytosterols are natural substances present in foods such as fruits and vegetables, which have been shown to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the body.
HOW DO PHYTOSTEROLS ACT IN THE ORGANISM?
Phytosterols act by different means inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol in the body, which can come both from diet (exogenous cholesterol) and from our own body (endogenous cholesterol).
WHAT IS CARDIOSMILE?
Cardiosmile is a product of innovation worldwide that allows to add phytosterols directly in a food of preference, without fat content, unlike other products on the market with added phytosterols (for example, margarine).
Each sachet of Cardiosmile is made up of 2 grams of free phytosterols in water, the portion of consumption required to ensure the contribution in reducing cholesterol and whose results can be observed after 28 days of consumption.
Cardiosmile is a unique product that has been shown to contribute to the reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides*. In addition, its convenience and ease of use stands out: each canister contains 30 sachets, the amount for one month of consumption.
(*) According to the clinical study of Amir Shaghaghi, J.Funct.Food 2014, 280-289.
WHY CONSUME CARDIOSMILE?
– Cardiosmile is a natural product
– Comes in a convenient format, is easy to use and does not require refrigeration.
– In a clinical study, it was observed that Cardiosmile also reduces triglycerides*
– Cardiosmile is fats, sugars, cholesterol, gluten, lactose, calories, sodium and genetically modified organisms-free.
– Cardiosmile is a safe product, has no proven side effects and can be consumed from 5 years.
(*) According to the clinical study of Amir Shaghaghi, J.Funct.Food 2014, 280-289.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FROM OTHER MARKET PRODUCTS?
Cardiosmile is the only product on the market that allows the addition of 2 grams of pure phytosterols in water on a food or liquid of preference.
Cardiosmile does not contain sodium, gluten, lactose, fat, calories, nor does it need refrigeration.
Cardiosmile contains the portion of consumption required to help reduce cholesterol (2g).
This represents an important advantage since other products with phytosterols (added or in capsules) have a lower dose, so it is necessary to consume a greater amount of product to achieve its functionality.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCHICAR FOUNDATION?
The Foundation of the Chilean Society of Cardiology, performs preventive and educational activities for the population, in order to reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease in Chile, the leading cause of death in the country, and uses its logo to highlight a product as heart-healthy, which means that goes directly benefit of the cardiovascular health of the consumers. Cardiosmile has the backing of the Sochicar Foundation, so it is literally «recommended by cardiologists».
HOW TO CONSUME CARDIOSMILE?
– Open your daily sachet.
– Add its content to a liquid or food of your choice.
– Enjoy taking care of yourself
WHEN SHOULD I CONSUME CARDIOSMILE?
Cardiosmile can be consumed at any time of the day, the ideal time is when Cardiosmile is part of your daily routine. It is advisable to consume it with some food.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO CONSUME IT ONE DAY?
If you forgot to consume your daily Cardiosmile sachet, do not worry, this should not be a problem. Just pick up your daily habit as soon as possible so that you continue contributing to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides.
WHAT IF I TAKE MORE THAN ONE SACHET A DAY?
There is no problem, but this does not ensure a greater contribution in reducing cholesterol levels. Therefore, the recommendation is to consume only one sachet a day.
I AM INTOLERANT TO LACTOSE / GLUTEN, CAN I CONSUME CARDIOSMILE?
Yes, since Cardiosmile is free of gluten and lactose.
CAN IT BE CONSUMED BY CHILDREN?
Yes, it can be consumed by children over 5 years old. Groups of people with special dietary needs, such as children under 5, pregnant and nursing should consult with their doctor before consuming any type of product to control their cholesterol.
CARDIOSMILE MAKES ME GAIN WEIGHT?
Each serving of Cardiosmile provides less than 1 calorie, as it is free of fats and sugars.
CAN I ADD CARDIOSMILE TO HOT DRINKS OR FOODS?
Cardiosmile can be added to any cold or hot food. However, very hot beverages or foods will affect the stability of the product so you may notice a lumpy or cut appearance. However, this does not affect the properties of the product.
CAN I DRINK IT WITH ALCOHOL?
The consumption of Cardiosmile with alcohol drinks is not recommended.
IS THE PRODUCT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIABETES?
Yes, it is also recommended because people who have diabetes problems have twice the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease, the daily use of Cardiosmile helps keep your cholesterol at adequate levels, taking care of your heart naturally.
WHEN I TOUCH THE THE SACHET, IT FEELS LIKE THE PRODUCT IS HARDER THAN NORMAL. IT IS OK TO CONSUME IT
As Cardiosmile is a natural product, sometimes tends to agglomerate or decant, this fact does not affect its effectiveness. If you prefer you can mix it with water until it dissolves.
WHAT PERCENTAGE DOES CARDIOSMILE DECREASES CHOLESTEROL?
Cardiosmile reduces LDL (known as «bad cholesterol») by 12% average.
In addition, a clinical trial with Cardiosmile showed a decrease in triglycerides of an average of 14%. It was also observed in the clinical study that Cardiosmile raised HDL (known as «good cholesterol») by 3%.
WHEN CAN CARDIOSMILE EFFECT BE OBSERVED?
In 28 days you can check the results of Cardiosmile. To ensure the full effect, it is advisable to consume Cardiosmile continuously for at least one month.
AFTER A MONTH OF CONSUMPTION, SHOULD I CONTINUE TO CONSUME CARDIOSMILE?
The consumption of Cardiosmile should be maintained for a long time to ensure that cholesterol levels remain at the desired levels.
HOW CAN I MEASURE THE EFFECT OF CARDIOSMILE?
Cholesterol and triglycerides can be measured with a blood test called the lipid profile.
I CONSUMED CARDIOSMILE FOR ONE MONTH, BUT I DID NOT OBSERVE A DECREASE OF CHOLESTEROL, SHOULD I CONTINUE TO CONSUME CARDISOMILE?
We are all different, and although on average Cardiosmile lowers LDL cholesterol by 10 to 15%, phytosterols exert their effect in approximately 75% of the population. If you are from the group that your cholesterol is not affected by the consumption of phytosterols, we recommend looking for other alternatives to control cholesterol. Cardiosmile will be more effective if you eat a healthy diet and perform physical activity.
DOES CARDIOSMILE PRESENT ANY TYPE OF RISK OR CONTRAINDICATION?
It does not have any contraindication, since the phytosterols are natural, and no side effects have been seen due to its use (in the clinical study of Cardiosmile it was observed that it has no effect on the inhibition of the absorption of liposoluble vitamins).
CAN IT BE USED AS A PREVENTIVE TREATMENT OF CHOLESTEROL INCREASE?
There are no studies in which it has been demonstrated that the consumption of phytosterols in healthy patients with normal cholesterol prevents the increase of cholesterol, but in theory, it could exert this effect.
SHOULD I CONSULT MY DOCTOR BEFORE CONSUMING CARDIOSMILE?
It is not necessary, since it is an over-the-counter product without contraindications. In any case it is advisable to consult with your doctor before starting the consumption of any product to control your cholesterol.