Many people associate cholesterol with heart disease, but not all lipoproteins are bad for the cardiovascular system. High-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) actually removes excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and returns it to the liver to be eliminated from the body. It is the low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) that may cause problems. If the ratio of LDL to HDL in the bloodstream is high, LDL tends to attach to the inner walls of the blood vessels, and gradually accumulate over time, because there is insufficient HDL to remove it. If enough build-up occurs, it restricts the diameter of the blood vessel, and causes the vessel walls to harden. This reduced blood flow and hardening of the arteries is potentially very dangerous to health. Cholesterol levels are greatly determined by genetics, but “lifestyle” factors can also significantly influence our cholesterol levels. Factors which may support an increase in LDL include an unhealthy diet with too much saturated fats, and not enough fiber, a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol, or stress. Cholestone is intended to provide nutritional support for a healthy cholesterol level, and a healthy ratio of high-density to low-density lipoproteins. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to beneficially affect blood cholesterol and lipid levels, and Flax seed oil is one of the richest sources of Omega 3 in nature. Apple pectin is a water-soluble fiber, which participates in maintaining normal cholesterol levels and ameliorating blood lipid levels. Garlic also affects positively blood lipid levels. Lecithin plays an important role in fat metabolism. Vitamins C and E participate in the protection of polyunsaturated fatty acids against free radicals. Chromium influences carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. ATTENTION!