Balance Cholesterol Tincture includes herbs that are known to be beneficial to healthier cholesterol levels by decreasing LDL, reducing platelet accumulation, strengthening the heart, protecting the arteries, decreasing inflammation, maintaining HDL, and more.
Key Benefit: Wellness -> Circulatory
Ingredients: Organic: Elecampane, Motherwort, Bilberry, Hawthorn Berry & Leaf, Artichoke Leaf, Skullcap, Fenugreek, Cinnamon; steeped in grain alcohol
We use only the highest quality herbs that are certified organic, holistically wild crafted, and never irradiated or sprayed with pesticides. Our cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum of the plant's constituents in the final product. Our herbs are tinctured in organic alcohol and fresh mountain water (free from harsh chemicals and fluoride treatments). This combination acts as a medicinal strength and holistically balanced carrier, bringing the needed remedy straight to the blood stream to work fast and effectively. Tinctures are absorbed in the mouth and stomach and bypass the slower intestinal system which may or may not absorb the needed constituents of capsules. We hand make these wonderful herbal preparations in small batches. Tinctures are poured off into dark glass bottles creating a great product with an optimally long shelf life.
Elecampane (Iinula helenium) is used internally for stimulating the process of dissolving fat. It is used for decreasing the level of LDL "bad" cholesterol and for purifying the blood.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is another herb to lower cholesterol, reduce platelet accumulation, and strengthen the heart overall. It helps slow down a racing heart. Motherwort is relaxing to the nervous system as a whole.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). Not only is Bilberry good for your eyes but also for lowering cholesterol. Itis high in anthocyanosides which keeps our blood vessels strong, helps prevent artherosclerosis or heart disease, and decreases inflammation. It also protects our hearts while exercising or during all kinds of exertion. The risk: Bilberry may improve blood circulation, but it can also increase the risk of bleeding associated with warfarin.
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and it reduces cholesterol. The leaves, flowers, and berries of the Hawthorne plant dilate the coronary arteries and by doing so increase the supply of blood to the heart. It also improves metabolic processes in the heart including oxygenation and production of energy. Hawthorn also strengthens the artery walls. Used to treat angina and coronary artery disease; useful for mild congestive heart and irregular heartbeat. Restores blood pressure to normal and is therefore useful for not only high, but low, blood pressure.
Artichoke Leaf (Cynara scolymus) helps to lower cholesterol levels by limiting its synthesis in our bodies. Additionally, the tincture may increase the flow of cholesterol excretion from the liver.
Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a unique plant that has been used for a number of herbal remedies, but a Japanese study showed that the plant can help to increase your body’s natural production of the beneficial HDL cholesterol. This means that taking skullcap will help your body to more naturally get rid of the cholesterol on its own.
Fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum) contain alkaloids (mainly trigonelline) and protein high in lysine (Lysine is an essential amino acid needed for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in the body) and L-tryptophan. Its steroidal saponins are thought to inhibit cholesterol absorption and synthesis. Trials have shown that fenugreek lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, but does not lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. The typical range of intake for cholesterol-lowering is 5–30 grams with each meal or 15–90 grams all at once with one meal. As a tincture, 6-12 drops of fenugreek can be taken up to three times per day. Due to the potential uterine stimulating properties of fenugreek which may cause miscarriages, fenugreek should not be used during pregnancy.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) has been shown in research to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by helping to metabolize fats better. 1 t. of cinnamon contains as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup of blueberries!