Combining science and nature


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Actives: Each tablet contains:
Contains Barberry root extract 60% (Berberis vulgaris) 40 mg
RedWest™ Blend
Contains: Phytosterols 350 mg
Apple polyphenols 150 mg
Nicotinomide 12 mg
Coenzyme Q10 15 mg

What does RyChol™ do?
RyChol™ may help you lower your total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and may therefore reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

How does RyChol™ work?
RyChol™ consists of a compilation of different natural agents that have individually been recognised for their unique ability to lower cholesterol. By targeting multiple cholesterol-producing pathways simultaneously when combined, cholesterol lowering efficacy is increased.

Who can use RyChol™?
Anyone who has a high cholesterol level may use RyChol™.

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, naturally found in the bodies of all humans and animals. It has many important functions that are essential to the body and forms part of the basic structure of some hormones, all cell membranes and the insulation layer around nerves. Too much cholesterol, however, causes hardening of the arteries, a medical condition that leads to heart attacks and strokes.

When is your cholesterol level high?
When it is above 4.9 mmol/l.

How does cholesterol cause disease?
The hardening of arteries is a complex process whereby a layer or crust accumulates within the artery. As this layer increases in thickness, the inner passage of the artery, called the lumen, becomes progressively obstructed, leading to the diminished flow of blood through the artery. A clot may easily form inside this narrowed and diseased blood vessel, sealing it off entirely and blocking the flow of blood. This occurrence causes heart attacks and strokes. By proactively managing your cholesterol levels, however, you can dramatically reduce your risk of developing heart disease and live a longer, healthier and more productive life.

Why do cholesterol levels increase?
Although diet plays an important role, many cases of high cholesterol are caused by certain genetic abnormalities that you inherit from one or both of your parents. These abnormalities cause cholesterol levels to become elevated, even when your diet does not contain all that much saturated fat.

Can you lower your cholesterol levels sufficiently just by following a low-fat diet?
Some people can maintain their cholesterol levels at less than 5 mmol/l with diet alone, but for those with a genetic tendency towards high cholesterol, this often proves very difficult. There are two reasons for this: Firstly, Biosynthesis (the cholesterol produced by the body). About 20–25% of total daily cholesterol production occurs in the liver; other sites include the intestines, adrenal glands and reproductive organs. For obvious reasons, it is not possible to evade this source, since the cholesterol manufacturing process is, to a large degree, controlled by your genetic makeup. Secondly, Reabsorption (cholesterol recycled back into the system). Cholesterol leaves the system via the liver by being excreted as a component of bile into the digestive tract. Afterwards, 30-50% of this cholesterol is naturally reabsorbed back into the system via your small bowel and therefore recycled.

If diet alone is often insufficient, does it mean that you should take medication?
Yes, if your intention is to increase your life expectancy and decrease your risk of stroke and heart attacks. Studies on record conducted by the Medical Nutritional Institute via blood tests performed by independent laboratories (Ampath & Lancet) demonstrated that RyChol™ has the ability to reduce cholesterol by 23% and LDL levels by 31%.

Can you use RyChol™ in conjunction with prescription medication?
Yes, there are no documented reports of any drug interactions. RyChol™ can therefore be taken with most prescription drugs, including cardiac, blood pressure and prescription cholesterol-lowering medication.

What dosage must I take?
Use the following guidelines according to your cholesterol level:

Cholesterol levels in mmol/l:
Above 4.9: Take 2 tablets once daily after a meal
Above 5.9: Take 3 tablets once daily after a meal
Above 6.9: Take 4 tablets once daily after a meal
(If your cholesterol level is above 8 mmol/l you should consult your doctor)

What if my results are not satisfactory?
Some people with a certain genetic predisposition to high blood cholesterol may not respond sufficiently to RyChol™ at standard dosages. In these cases, better results can be achieved by increasing your dosage of RyChol™. Please remember to have your cholesterol tested on a regular basis and consult your doctor for results that are not satisfactorily reduced or for any other medical problems.

What are the side effects?
Being a natural product RyChol™ has a low side-effect profile. Rare adverse effects that have been reported include gastric irritation, headaches, skin irritations and facial flushing. Individuals with known liver disease should consult their doctor prior to using RyChol™. Caution should be taken when used in conjunction with warfarin.

Are there any contra-indications?
Yes, a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, documented liver disease, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Where can RyChol™ be obtained?
At your pharmacy. No prescription is required.