On Valentine’s Day last year (2015), Laura, from Solihull in the West Midlands decided to give her heart some TLC after discovering she was at increased risk of having a heart attack at the age of just 36.
After several family members, including her Father, Grandmother and Grandmother’s brother, suffered heart attacks, Laura decided to have a genetic predisposition test. The test confirmed that she too was classified as having a high genetic risk of coronary heart disease.
Laura was advised to make lifestyle and diet changes to help lower her risk but Laura knew that juggling a busy career and being a mum to two young children would leave her little time to fit in an extensive new fitness regime or make significant dietary changes.
Laura wasn’t sure if the risk was imminent or something she needed to be aware of in the future. So she went to LloydsPharmacy in Coventry and had a cholesterol test. The test revealed that her total cholesterol level was high at 6.56mmol/L (the target for those at high risk is 4mmol/L) whilst her HDL (high-density lipoprotein) was 1.08mmol/L. For this, a number above 1.1 is ideal.
Laura was advised to take action to start lowering her cholesterol levels now. Due to her age and her total cholesterol levels, she was a suitable candidate to try a new natural method of lowering cholesterol, called Arterin.
Due to its clinically proven efficacy and excellent tolerance profile, Arterin can help reduce cholesterol levels for those who are just above the limit and struggle with diet and lifestyle changes.
After just eight weeks Laura went back for a follow up test. Her total cholesterol level had reduced to 4.71mmol/L in just 8 weeks and her HDL had increased to 1.24, significantly reducing her risk of coronary heart disease.
LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist, Alison Freemantle:
“Laura’s results are really strong. In just a short space of time she has significantly reduced her risk of developing a cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease which is currently the UKs biggest killer. Laura’s story just goes to show that you’re never too young to start looking after your heart and it’s important to have a test so you know your levels and can manage them accordingly.
Arterin is a new supplement that is clinically proven to lower both total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol. It is suitable for anyone who has raised cholesterol levels or is concerned about their cholesterol levels due to a family history of heart disease. Arterin’s active ingredient is Monacolin K, a compound found in red yeast rice extract, which blocks cholesterol production in the liver.”
Like Laura, 6 out of 10 adults in Britain have raised cholesterol dramatically increasing their chance of coronary heart disease, a condition which kills over 80,000 people in the UK every year. We know that a massive 68% of people in the UK are interested in using a natural and effective treatment for cholesterol.
“To be honest I really wasn’t expecting it to have worked so well. I’ve always been a bit sceptical of natural remedies but in this instance the results speak for themselves. I’m really pleased I’ve found a way to manage my cholesterol and reduce my risk of having a heart attack. I’m going to keep on taking Arterin and make sure I have regular tests to keep an eye on my levels.
I know that one day I may need to switch to a different medication but for now this is a great option for me and offers me peace of mind that I’m taking care of my heart. Arterin was really easy to use as I built it into my morning routine. As I’m only 36, I was keen to avoid medication that might give me side effects so I was really pleased to be able to try something that wouldn’t adversely impact my health or lifestyle.”
To help people find out whether Arterin might be a suitable option for managing their cholesterol, LloydsPharmacy offers a Cholesterol & Heart Check, during which a pharmacist will provide advice about different management options.
Arterin is priced at £24.99 for 60 tablets or £44.99 for 120 tablets, and should be taken once a day, preferably with an evening meal.
Come and speak to our pharmacists to find out more about how to monitor and manage your cholesterol. Find your nearest store here.