Millions of us have to watch our diet in order to keep our cholesterol levels down. High cholesterol can lead to hardened arteries and eventually, heart disease or stroke. Many people take statins to control it, but these drugs don’t work on everyone and have side effects. So, what if you could take a simple sugar that can break down your cholesterol?
In fact, we already use it widely in foods and medicines. The chemical is a simple ring of sugar molecules called cyclodextrin. It is able to lower the amount of cholesterol crystals in the blood, which is a cause of atherosclerosis. This is when cholesterol builds up in the arteries, causing inflammation, and heart disease... More »