Zerochol is a food supplement with natural plant sterols. And in combination with a balanced diet the plant sterols support healthy cholesterol levels.
Due to the presence of plant sterols, Zerochol is one of the few supplements in the European Union with a disease reduction claim: Plant sterols have been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. The EFSA Journal, 2009.
Zerochol is a quick way to keep your cholesterol under control. Several clinical studies have shown that plant sterols are extremely effective in combination with a balanced diet. Most of these studies show a reduction of the ‘bad cholesterol’ between 8 and 15% over a 3 to 6 week period (see chart).
Subsequently it is no coincidence that European law prescribes all European member states to state on products with plant sterols: ‘only for people who want to lower their cholesterol’.
American regulations stipulate: ‘Foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of vegetable oil sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease’. In other words, products with plant sterols can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease under certain conditions.
Structurally similar to cholesterol, plant sterols can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut by competing with cholesterol to get absorbed. When you consume a Zerochol tablet with your meal, the plant sterols present in Zerochol reduce the absorption of cholesterol from your intestines into the body. This includes both the cholesterol you eat (called dietary cholesterol) and that made by your liver, which enters the intestines through bile (biliary cholesterol). Studies show that plant sterols can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood by around 10%.
Plant sterols have been shown to cause a reduction of the LDL cholesterol and a reduction of the total cholesterol; while HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) does not change.
Zerochol is Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free.