OLDIs 'For your cholesterol' long-term?

We would recommend you take Optibac Probiotics 'For Cholesterol' for at least 3 months before re-testing cholesterol levels. As such, it is best to take this product on an ongoing basis to help maintain normal cholesterol levels.

In order to manage cholesterol levels doctors usually advise to take statins continuously. High cholesterol is a persistent health risk and therefore requires ongoing action. Similarly, complementary practitioners recommend dietary and lifestyle changes as well as taking certain food supplements, on an ongoing basis. ‘For Cholesterol’ is no different and we advise it to be taken permanently on a daily basis for maintenance.

Optibac Probiotics - 'For your cholesterol'

In the clinical trial1 which was conducted on the strains in Optibac Probiotics ‘For Cholesterol’, the patients were assessed over a 3 month period, hence the recommendation to initially take this product for 3 months. In terms of safety, probiotics are absolutely safe to take on a long-term basis, as are the added ingredients in ‘For Cholesterol’, alpha-linolenic acid and vitamin B1.

Both clinical trials and population studies have been conducted on alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Some of these studies have been conducted over decades. Those who consume high amounts of ALA in their diet in the form of walnuts, flaxseed oil supplements, or chia seeds, such as those found in ‘For Cholesterol’, tend to have favourable cholesterol levels compared to those who do not consume much ALA2.

NB: Always follow the advice of your doctor in relation to high cholesterol.

You may also like to read: The benefits of Alpha-linolenic acid

References:

  1. Fuentes, et al. (2013) Cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, 7528 and 7529 in hypercholesterolaemic adults. Br. J. Nutr. 109, 10. 1866-72.
  2. Medina-Urrutia A, Lopez-Uribe AR, El Hafidi M, González-Salazar MDC, Posadas-Sánchez R, Jorge-Galarza E, Del Valle-Mondragón L, Juárez-Rojas JG. Chia (Salvia hispanica)-supplemented diet ameliorates non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its metabolic abnormalities in humans. Lipids Health Dis. 2020 May 19;19(1):96. doi: 10.1186/s12944-020-01283-x. PMID: 32430018; PMCID: PMC7236935.