Well-balance life with MNI – What is Cholesterol?

Why is high
cholesterol dangerous?

High cholesterol can double your risk of cardiovascular
disease (CVD) by contributing to atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaques within your
arteries. Plaques contribute to CVD in a variety of ways, including reducing blood flow to various
parts of the body, making the heart work harder and decreasing oxygen supply to tissue.

Enlarged plaques may entirely block an artery, stopping
oxygen supply and resulting in the death of the affected muscle or tissue as in the case of a
heart attack or stroke.

Atherosclerosis is known as a silent killer because it
causes few or no symptoms, explaining why high cholesterol is often only
diagnosed when a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, occurs.

Regular check-ups are therefore important – even if you live
a healthy life. And looking at an individual’s risk profile is a very good
starting point for early intervention.

Learn more: About high
cholesterol levels here

What factors
increases your risk for cardiovascular disease?

These risk factors include a lifestyle of unhealthy eating,
inactivity, being overweight, drinking and smoking. Cholesterol also increase with age,
and after Menopause women has an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes is a major risk factor and all diabetics should
make heart health a priority. South Africa has a very high incidence of genetic
hypercholesterolemia, so it is important that people are tested from an early
age.

Healthy people over the age of 20 should test their
cholesterol levels at least every four to six years. And then extensive medical research
indicates that the damage caused by chronic inflammation often plays a key role in the
development of cardiovascular disease. Chronic systemic inflammation is an independent
risk factor for heart disease.

Linking chronic
systemic inflammation and heart health

Some inflammatory processes that take place in the body have
no obvious symptoms.

Although active, it often remains unnoticed until an illness
occurs.

An example of this type of ‘silent inflammation’ is the
process that takes place in blood vessels. Over time, systemic inflammation damages the wall
of blood vessels and with the presence of abnormal cholesterol leads to many
life-threatening cardiovascular complications such as heart attacks and strokes.

Even when people take steps to lower their risks for heart
disease, such as: reducing their cholesterol levels, lowering their blood pressure and
achieve glycaemic targets (blood glucose control), they may still have inflammatory risk, so
addressing inflammation is vital.

For optimal heart
health it is important to combat abnormal cholesterol as well as 
systemic
inflammation.

RyChol, from MNI, extended-release formulation contains a
unique blend of plant-derived phytochemical ingredients known to reduce blood cholesterol,
triglyceride, and LDL levels.

This unique combination supports multiple pathways involved
in the digestion, absorption and clearance of cholesterol and the other detrimental fats
from the system.

MNI formulated FlamLeve to combat acute and chronic
inflammation throughout the body. FlamLeve contains unique ingredients with superior
absorption making it extra strong and effective and extending its anti-inflammatory
benefits to various organs and body systems, protecting your organs from inflammatory
damage.

For optimal heart health, help your body by combining RyChol
and FlamLeve

Learn more: About
RyChol and how it optimises healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Learn more: About
FlamLeve and how it combats inflammatory pain and protects the body against the
harmful effects of inflammation

What is the MNI approach
and solution?

MNI has a holistic approach to healthcare and offers free
cholesterol-lowering guidelines designed specifically for heart health.

Free Download: Download
your free cholesterol-lowering guideline here.

Remember the MNI Product Specialists are available for your
support, you can contact them directly at [email protected]

For more information visit The Medical Nutritional
website at www.mnilifestyle.co.za