Cholesterol is a fatty compound found in the fats in your blood and is an important component of human health, but high levels of cholesterol in blood are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
There are two types of blood cholesterol.
- Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is also known as bad cholesterol because it can add to the build up of plaque in your arteries and increase your risk of getting coronary heart disease.
- High density lipoprotein (HDL) is also known as good cholesterol because it helps to protect you against coronary heart disease.
To control your blood cholesterol levels you need to enjoy healthy eating. You might also need to take medicine to help to control your levels.
In addition, Ubiquinol has been proven to help maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels in healthy people.
What is High Blood Cholesterol?
Total blood cholesterol levels above 5.5 mmol/L are an indication of a greatly increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Levels above 6.5 mmol/L are considered to indicate extremely high risk.
Who has High Cholesterol?
Europeans suffer from the highest bad cholesterol in the world with a prevalence of 54% for both genders according to the WHO (World Health Organisation).
Because high cholesterol itself does not have any symptoms, many people don’t know they have high cholesterol until their doctor requests a blood test.
Many factors can affect cholesterol including heredity, age and gender. But many are preventable as well as controllable. For example, diet, weight and exercise are factors that you can control and can also be used to prevent cholesterol from becoming an issue.
Statins are often prescribed to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
But statin medications can also deplete your body of Ubiquinol, so if you’re taking or considering taking statins to help manage your cholesterol, talk to your doctor about supplementing with Ubiquinol.