Guggul Cholesterol Compound Ayurvedic
For Circulation & Cholesterol 375 mg Tablet
*Supports healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range.
*Utilizes guggul extract rich in guggulsterones, the constituent believed to
contain the greatest of the plant's benefits.
*Contains supporting herbs and spices for detoxification and cleansing.
Guggul is the most widely used of all Ayurvedic resins. Similar to myrrh, guggul
is traditionally classified as being both purifying and rejuvenating. Modern
research shows that it supports healthy cholesterol levels, increases fat
metabolization, and promotes healthy thyroid function. Planetary Ayurvedics
Guggul Cholesterol Compound™ is unique in that it includes the legendary
Triphala, the most highly revered compound in the 5,000-year old Ayurvedic
Guggul Cholesterol Compound™
Supports Normal Cholesterol Levels
Throughout history, traditional cultures have used herbs to support a healthy
cardiovascular system. One of the most valued Ayurvedic heart botanicals is
guggul, the resin of a shrub related to myrrh. New scientific research supports
this traditional use and offers evidence to explain guggul’s mechanism of
Planetary Formulas Guggul Cholesterol Compound features a guggul extract, rich
in guggulsterones, the constituent believed by scientists to be responsible for
many of the plant’s benefits. Guggul Cholesterol Compound utilizes a guggul
extract that delivers 75 mg of guggulsterones daily-the clinically substantiated
dosage. In keeping with Ayurvedic principles, this guggul extract is blended
with additional botanicals traditionally used with guggul. These include the
legendary Triphala compound, India’s most important detoxifying formula, as well
as selected spices. Guggul Cholesterol Compound is part of the Planetary
Formulas line of products that draws on the wisdom of traditional cultures and
the new knowledge gleaned from scientific research-providing the best of what
modern herbalism and science have to offer.
Traditional Ayurvedic Herb
Guggul is a gum resin from the mukul tree (Commiphora mukul), a small, thorny
bush similar to myrrh, which grows naturally troughout India and Arabia. Guggul
has been used in Ayurvedic herbalism since at least 600 B.C. Guggul resin
contains a number of constituents including the plant sterols, guggelsterones,
which appear to work together to exert the beneficial effects of this botanical.
New Clinical Research
Numerous clinical studies in India support the use of guggul for maintaining
cholesterol levels in the normal range. Recent research at the Baylor School of
Medicine in Houston, reported in the journal Science, found that guggul may
block a receptor in liver cells involved in cholesterol metabolism: the
farnesoid X receptor (FXR). To determine its mechanism of action, researchers
studied the effects of guggul extract on mice. In normal mice, guggul extract
prevented elevation of hepatic cholesterol, while in mice who lacked FXR guggul
had no effect, leading researchers to theorize that guggul blocks FXR activity.
FXR is known to play a key role in cholesterol metabolism, by mediating the rate
of bile acid production by the liver. Cholesterol is eliminated from the body
through bile release. Guggul has also been found to support normal thyroid
function by stimulating the release of thyroid hormone, according to animal
studies. According to several clinical studies, the amount of guggulsterones
used to maintain normal cholesterol levels is 75 mg per day, when taken with a
diet low in saturated fats. This is the daily dose delivered by Planetary
Formulas Guggul Cholesterol Compound™.
Detoxification with Triphala
Guggul Cholesterol Compound is unique among guggul formulas because it also
contains Triphala-one of the oldest and, beyond doubt, the most highly revered
compound in the 5,000-year Ayurvedic tradition. This cleansing formula combines
three sour and astringent fruits that are legendary for their health-promoting
effects: amla, behada, and harada.
Clinically Derived Formula from Michael Tierra
Guggul Cholesterol Compound was developed by licensed acupuncturist and clinical
herbalist Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D. Michael has been using Planetary
Formulas products on a daily basis in his more than 30 years of clinical
practice. This means you can be assured of obtaining the benefits you are
seeking from a herbal product.
Supplement Facts for 375 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Extract (yielding 37.5 mg guggulsterones)
Proprietary Blend: Chebulic Myrobalan Fruit, Amla Fruit,
Belleric Myrobalan Fruit, Ginger Root, Black Pepper Fruit, Long
Pepper Fruit, Dill Seed, and Asafetida.
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, acacia
gum, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide and modified cellulose gum.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become
pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of
the reach of children.
Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily between meals.