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Monacolin K, Polyglucosamine and Phytosterols.
20 tablets
€ 21,00
Monacolin K helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol in the blood.
2 tablets half an hour before evening meal
Do not use in case of predisposition to allergy to crustaceans

Area: Cardio-Metabolic

Antilip is a dietary food supplement that contains Monacolin K, polyglucosamine, phytosterols and Vitamin C. These components all act synergically on lipid metabolism.

Dyslipidemia plays a central role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. When the total level of cholesterol (LDL and HDL) is too high, this condition is called hypercholesterolemia (also known as high cholesterol).

The desirable cholesterol levels are the following:

total cholesterol: up to 200 mg/dl;

LDL cholesterol: up to 100 mg/dl;

HDL cholesterol: not below 50 mg/dl.

High cholesterol (especially high LDL cholesterol) is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary disorders. Besides, high levels of triglycerides (>150 mg/dl) can be an independent risk factor for coronary arteries, especially in association with low HDL cholesterol. Lipid levels in the blood can be monitored and managed with pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches depending on the cardiovascular risk, both as a prevention and as an active treatment.

Nutraceuticals can be used alone or in combination with drug therapy; they can positively impact health and well-being as well as prevent and treat disorders.

Monacolin K is a product of rice fermentation with the fungus Monascus Purpureus. Its structure is similar to that of lovastatin and, just like statins, it inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, which is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Therefore Monacolin K directly lowers lipids and helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol in the blood. According to estimates, taking 10 mg per day of Monacolin K is enough to reduce and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The structural similarity with lovastatin causes muscular and skeletal side effects the seriousness of which is far lower than with other statins.

Polyglucosamine is a natural indigestible fiber made up of a variable sequence of units of glucosamine and acetyl-glucosamine. It comes from the shell of sea crustaceans, which can bind oxidised lipids within the intestine. It therefore helps eliminate fat acids through the feces and reduces the quantity of lipids absorbed from food. It also binds bile acids secreted in the intestine, dramatically decreases their absorption and reduces the quantity of liver cholesterol used in the production of bile acids.

Phytosterols are lipophilic compounds whose structure is similar to that of cholesterol; they are extracted from Brassica campestris. They replace cholesterol inside the intestine by taking the place of lipid micelles; being scarcely absorbed, they are eliminated through the feces with cholesterol in the form of insoluble crystals. They exhibit affinity for mixed micelles made of triglycerides, bile salts and food and bile cholesterol. The reduction in the absorption of cholesterol stimulates the liver LDL uptake and helps reduce fat concentration in the plasma. Besides, unlike cholesterol, phytosterols have no atheromatous effect.

The presence of all these elements in a single food supplement allows patients to take a combination of active principles which act in synergy and potentiate each other’s effect in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.