A Patented Product of Bruderon.
Lowsterol® is a novel all-natural, fiber and gum based proprietary product whose composition is subject to several US and worldwide patents. Lowsterol®, is a proprietary product that reduces body lipids (particularly cholesterol if it is raised), helps reduce body weight, moderates blood sugar and protects from gastrointestinal ulcers and cancer. The major components of Lowsterol® are: psyllium husk, guar gum, plant phytoesterogen, guggul lipid, chelated chromium and surfactants—all components are approved for use in humans as dietary supplements. Lowsterol® is devoid of any pharmacological response as its components are not absorbed. The US FDA has allowed claims relating to benefits in managing heart disease to the components of Lowsterol®.
Lowsterol® is taken three times a day by sprinkling over 8-oz of water prior to each meal; even when meals are skipped, Lowsterol® is continued in a strict regimen. Lowsterol® acts by following mechanisms:
1. It provides a feeling of fullness and sensory reactivity to reduce dopaminergic satiety response.
2. It combines with gastrointestinal juices to reduce their irritating impact in the gastrointestinal mucosal wall.
3. It provides essential soluble fiber needed for correct bowel response.
4. It combines with cholesterol and other lipids and reduces their absorption without causing any rectal leakage of oils.
5. It binds many chemicals known to cause gastrointestinal cancer.
6. It provides a soothing coating over ulcerated surfaces of gastrointestinal membrane.
7. It modulates blood glucose response—particularly useful for diabetics.
Lowsterol® does not interact with the absorption of vitamins or minerals and it does not affect the activity of any other drugs or nutritional supplements taken concomitantly.
Although Lowsterol® will aid in weight loss on its own, when taken with the following protocol, the weight loss is much more effective. An essential component of the dietary plan to reduce weight includes periodic food intake and low calorie diets.
Given below is a regimen that has resulted in study subjects achieving significant weight loss:
· Breakfast: One scoop of Lowsterol® with water, Wheatabix (or a toast) with fat-free milk. Coffee/tea as required with only artificial sweetener.
· Mid-Morning: One fruit of choice, either apple or orange (not banana) with 8 ounces water.
· Lunch: One scoop of Lowsterol® with water, one can of SlimFast® (or a sandwich).
· Afternoon: One fruit of choice, either apple or orange (not banana) with 8 ounces of water.
· Dinner: One scoop of Lowsterol® with water and a sensible portions of food as desired.
Cool and crisp lettuce with cucumber can be taken whenever desired throughout the day and in any amount. This regime would normally cause weight loss of about 2-5 pounds per week. Better performance is expected if subjects also do aerobic exercise such as walking for at least half an hour per day. It should be known that according to the US Government advise, adults should maintain a BMI of 24 or less.
Available to medical profession are research papers on the safety and efficacy of the components of Lowsterol®. A brief description of each component of Lowsterol® is given below.
Lowsterol® is NOT approved by the US FDA as a drug nor any of its claims are approved; it is a nutritional product and a valuable source of soluble fiber and minerals. No guarantees of the efficacy of the product are provided. Those desiring to test the efficacy of Lowsterol® should consult with their physician, have their blood chemistry (particularly lipids) tested prior to starting on a regime of Lowsterol®.
Psyllium is native to Iran and India
and is currently cultivated in these countries. The seeds are primarily used in
traditional herbal medicine. Psyllium seed husks are mainly used to treat
constipation. Psyllium has been used in connection with the following
bowel syndrome, Atherosclerosis,
Weight loss and obesity. In addition to its traditional and current use for constipation, psyllium was also used topically by herbalists to treat skin irritations, including poison ivy reactions and insect bites and stings. It has also been used in traditional herbal systems of China and India to treat diarrhea, hemorrhoids, bladder problems, and high blood pressure. Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative and is high in both fiber and mucilage. Psyllium seeds contain 10–30% mucilage. The laxative properties of psyllium are due to the swelling of the husk when it comes in contact with water. This forms a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft, provided it is taken with sufficient water. The resulting bulk stimulates a reflex contraction of the walls of the bowel, followed by emptying. Psyllium is a common ingredient in over-the-counter bulk laxative products. Numerous double-blind trials have found that supplementation with psyllium can lower total cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Psyllium supplementation has also improved blood sugar levels in some people with diabetes. The soluble fiber component of psyllium is believed to account for this effect.
Vegetable-derived phytosterols, mainly Beta-Sitosterol, with campesterol and stigmasterol and made by a de-oiling process from soybean. The material can be used in food supplements or in food preparations. Studies have shown beta-sitosterol lowers serum cholesterol levels. In addition, research has shown reduction in colon carcinogenesis in animals taking beta-sitosterol. Chemically, phytosterols are vegetable analogues of cholesterol. Phytosterols are found in a variety of vegetables, including grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Research has shown phytosterols interfere with cholesterol absorption and thus prevent the rise in serum cholesterol. Clinical trials with humans showed eating phytosterols reduced serum cholesterol levels. Phytosterols may possibly also reduce serum cholesterol by inhibiting the intestinal reabsorption of circulating cholesterol.
The mukul myrrh (Commiphora mukul) tree is a small, thorny plant distributed throughout India. Guggul and gum guggulu are the names given to a yellowish resin produced by the stem of the plant. This resin has been used historically and is also the source of modern extracts of guggul. Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies): The classical treatise on Ayurvedic medicine, Sushrita Samhita, describes the use of guggul for a wide variety of conditions, including rheumatism and obesity. One of its primary indications was a condition known as medoroga. This ancient diagnosis is similar to the modern description of atherosclerosis. Standardized guggul extracts are approved in India for lowering elevated serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF Chromium). Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. In addition to its well-studied effects in diabetes, preliminary research has found that chromium supplementation also improves glucose tolerance in people with Turner’s syndrome—a disease linked with glucose intolerance. Chromium may also play a role in increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol, while lowering total cholesterol levels.
Guar gum is an emulsifier, thickener, and stabilizer approved for use in a wide range of foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It is sold as a white to yellowish odorless white powder, which is available in different viscosities and different granulometries depending on the desired viscosity. Its viscosity is a function of temperature, time, and concentration. One advantageous property of guar gum is that it thickens without the application of heat. Guar Gum is derived from the ground endosperm of the guar plant, Cyanmopsis tetragonolobus belonging to the family Leguminosae. The guar plant is mainly grown in India and Pakistan from the month of July to December. At harvest time, the seeds are extracted from the pod of the plant and then ground into guar gum. Guar Gum is a natural high molecular weight polysaccharide composed of galactan and mannan units. Polysaccharides are complex sugar molecules with nine or more simple sugars (monosaccharides) linked together. Examples of other types of polysaccharides include starch and cellulose.
Simethicone is detergent, which is also used as a nonprescription drug used for short-term relief of excess gas in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is also used to relieve symptoms of infant colic. Simethicone is available as a nonprescription product alone and in combination with nonprescription antacids, for relief of stomach upset. In Lowsterol® simethicone is used as a surfactant to improve dispersion of product.
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