In this age of busy and hectic work schedules, health has taken a backseat. We often wait for symptoms to show up before we even think of going in for a treatment. But, what if we told you that there is a Silent Killer lurking within your body which generally does not show any symptoms? What if the symptom is an emergency like heart attack or brain stroke?
Would you believe that a simple lipid (fat) in your body can cause heart attack & others cardio-vascular diseases if left unchecked? We are talking about High Cholesterol. While your body needs cholesterol for the synthesis of steroid hormones, bile salts and vitamin D, too much of it can be fatal if not kept in check.
Too Much of Cholesterol is too Bad!
Believe it or not, your body is capable of manufacturing all the cholesterol that it needs. Your liver synthesizes cholesterol and particles called lipoproteins help transport it through the bloodstream.
Cholesterol is a greasy substance that is part of the circulating lipids in the body. It is part of the cell membranes and is used for the synthesis of steroid hormones, bile salts and vitamin D. It is both derived from the diet and synthesized within the body, mainly in the liver.
Cholesterol transports through the blood, attaches to the body proteins and the combination are the lipoproteins that circulate within our blood stream. Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL as we call it commonly is the Bad Cholesterol, since it can cause cardio-vascular arterial diseases due to its build-up in the blood system.
High Density Cholesterol or HDL is the beneficial cholesterol or Good Cholesterol. This helps the body get rid of the excess LDL. We also synthesize Triglycerides (TGL) within our body and the excess of it causes Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) to build up. Hence the key is to maintain a balance of lipids in serum for a healthy heart.
So, what happens to all that extra Cholesterol that we feed our body?
Well, let’s simplify this for you using an example from daily life.
Have you ever experienced a blocked drain pipe in your kitchen/bathroom sink? What caused that? Your answer would be that it was caused by excess waste that could not be washed away by the water.
Extra cholesterol does the same thing to your arteries. Arteries supply fresh blood from the heart to each and every part of the body. Any type of blockage in any artery is a serious medical condition and the results could be drastic. A blood test is the only way to find out whether you have high cholesterol in your body. But, generally people who eat a lot of fatty foods, smoke or do not exercise, are always at a risk of suffering from high cholesterol.
What does Ayurveda say about High Cholesterol?
Ayurveda emphasizes on healthy metabolism by balancing our doshas, Agni, dhatus, malas and other elements through diet, nutrition and herbal therapy for optimal health.
High Cholesterol is a condition where the lipid molecules in the bloodstream rise beyond normal levels due to a defect in the fat metabolism. Higher amounts of Cholesterol in the blood can lead to Atherosclerosis & Coronary Heart Disease. Ancient Ayurvedic texts discuss meda dhatu or lipid tissue, and talk about how it is important to ‘Balance’ it for the body to remain healthy. In Ayurveda, excess deposition of cholesterol in the blood is attributed to diminished metabolic power or Dhatvagni mandya.
Since Obesity is linked to Hypercholesterolemia or High Cholesterol, it is very important to keep a check on the weight and intake of food to keep our cholesterol levels in control. In Ayurveda, Obesity is termed Ati-sthaulya. When bio-fire (Agni) and fat tissues get denatured, kapha increases leading to Obesity.
Is there an All-natural, Ayurvedic remedy for High Cholesterol?
Kerala Ayurveda Limited’s Proprietary Product – Liposem Tablet is an all-natural remedy designed to manage your disturbed lipid health. It helps fight elevated serum cholesterol. A potent natural lipid management drug in Tablet form, Liposem is a cardio-protective tonic which helps reduce Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides as well as balance LDL and HDL cholesterols. It is preventive and supportive for people prone to Hypercholesterolemia or High Cholesterol and cardiac problems associated with it. It is also helpful in maintaining normal body weight, providing a healthy eating regime, curbing excess hunger normally associated with DM subjects.
Liposem corrects Hypercholesterolemia or High Cholesterol by promoting proper metabolism, thereby alleviating excess cholesterol. Liposem ensures the right amount of cholesterol, avoiding the risk of Atherosclerosis & Heart diseases, and lessening the risk of vascular accidents.
· Helps fight against Hypercholesterolemia and disorders in fat metabolism.
· Helps maintain optimum cardio-vascular health by re-normalizing lipid profile levels.
· Is cardio-protective and helps reduce LDL & Triglycerides, while increasing HDL levels.
· Helps reduce the risk of Atherosclerosis.
Liposem is a beneficial Proprietary Ayurvedic formulation containing selective herbs such as Vrkshamla (Garcinia cambogia), Peetika (Salacia oblonga), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) and Elippa Madhuka (Madhuca indica) that in combination optimize the synthesis of cholesterol and glucose absorption in the body. It also helps maintain a healthy body weight, increases the conversion and elimination of bile acids, and maintains normal Co-Enzyme Q-10 levels in the body. All of these together ensure that you’re on your way to good lipid health that can keep you hale and ‘hearty’!
Prefer a safer, more natural approach to balancing your lipid health! But remember to contact your Ayurvedic Physician before undertaking any medication!