BENFIT1: Lowering Bad Fat
The medically reviewed Portfolio Diet, a regimen shown to have positive desired results, published in multiple journals to lower LDL (bad fat) by restricting its absorption, and keep HDL (good fat) levels elevated. These results are desired for their heart health functions. These are not fats sources resulting in overweight, but LDL is responsible for “over-risk”, while HDL is protective, and not a cause of weight. It is in such small levels as to be not a contribution to any overweight issues whatsoever, and a positive heart function related fat.
The key point is we are addressing the worst effect of bad fats, which is the heart health effect, and we do so two ways. CardioBar® took the points and benefits from the Portfolio Diet regimen, which found that four food ingredients, when combined in daily intake, serve to lower LDL naturally and with no side effects. We performed a clinical study at the U of KY Medical School with James Anderson MD and the results were the majority of participants lowered their cholesterol equivalent to a starting regimen of statin medications, reflecting the findings he published in the JAMA article, Diet First, Then Medication.
It is critical to note we do not replace prescribed medication, nor suggest CardioBar® does replace medication. In fact it is illegal to prescribe medication, unless licensed to do so, and have just medical cause to. Equally, it is illegal to un-prescribe medication. We urge all people who have any concerns in regards to their heart health, blood chemistry of LDL levels, or any health concerns whatsoever, to seek well informed medical expert opinion to address these concerns.
Statins are required by many people with abnormal cholesterol levels. We have reviewed the literature showing the favorable results and know persons who take statins and have no side effects whatsoever, and confirm they feel better with taking the medication.
For the approximately 10-15% of persons who exhibit a degree of intolerance to statins, the intent in the original JAMA article, was to provide a no side effect option to lower LDL, mainly for those statin intolerant individuals. As well the borderline patients who are not above the level where statins are recommended, yet desire to keep their cholesterol well below the upper level region.
When I read the JAMA Diet First article, my father was taking statins and had some moderately serious side effects. As we had direct involvement with making natural products, including two of the four key ingredients in the Portfolio regimen (phytosterols and soluble fiber beta glucans), I contacted the author of the article, and suggested we make a bar that would contain all four active ingredients and see how well it was tolerated. It turned out not only was it tolerated, but it was actively pursued by leading golfers who found it an ideal endurance food as well as they enjoyed the lowering of LDL, which they viewed as a side effect, with the main benefit being the balanced, sustained energy, critical for as golfer wanting to stay in “The Zone”.
CardioBar® offers an adjunctive supporting natural organic solution for people who cannot tolerate certain prescriptions. We strongly recommend they consult their primary care provider for their review & recommendation. Our experience is acceptance of CardioBar® as an option to try and monitor the results , especially if borderline or preferring to not take medication when not absolutely necessary.
CardioBar® is not intended to treat or prevent illness, nor is it presented as a replacement for medications. The Portfolio Diet has been clinically reviewed and suggested as an alternative option for people that have borderline risk factor cholesterol levels. Because of this clinical review, CardioBar® has been designed, formulated and created to contain all the natural ingredients contained in The Portfolio Diet. CardioBar® is a unique functional food. The Portfolio Diet contained in CardioBar® has been recommended as a safe alternative for anyone desiring to lower their cholesterol. Persons engaging in a self-care program should always seek the guidance and monitoring by their primary health care provider.