Your doc will be as excited as a kid at Christmas.
“Congratulations!” he’ll exclaim as he practically drools over your latest blood test results. “You’ve done it!”
Yes, you’ve FINALLY reached those basement-low LDL levels he and most mainstream docs are constantly lecturing about.
Too bad you might have to celebrate in the ER!
Because new research exposes the horrifying truth about ultra-low LDL levels.
They WON’T give you that picture-perfect health you’ve been promised.
Heck, they WON’T even cut your cardiovascular risks the way they swear they will, either.
It’s often just the opposite. Because if you hit those targets yourself, you could suffer from one of the nation’s leading causes of DEATH and DISABILITY.
The TRUE risks of low LDL cholesterol
The mainstream calls it “BAD” cholesterol, and that’s intentional.
They don’t just want you to avoid it. They want you to fear it.
But the new study shows how that approach has failed Americans.
And it may have led to a trail of death and disability than runs from coast to coast. Because it turns out, bringing your LDL levels down too low could trigger a devastating stroke.
In fact, when your LDL levels drop below 70, your risk of hemorrhagic stroke jumps by two thirds.
And if your LDL falls to 50 or less, that risk jumps by a jaw-dropping 169 percent.
And as terrible as that is, it’s just ONE risk of low LDL.
A study last year found that low levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol can lead to DEMENTIA.
And a study years earlier found more specifically that supposedly unwelcome high levels of “bad” cholesterol can CUT the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s by nearly a third in folks past 85.
In other words, LDL appears to have had a PROTECTIVE effect on the senior’s brains.
Fix your focus on THESE risk factors instead
But that growing stack of troubling research hasn’t slowed the mainstream medicine push for low-low-low LDL.
Despite the results of the new study, they’re STILL at it, claiming you still need to keep your LDL levels WAY down… but maybe you just want to avoid going “too low.”
That’s missing the point entirely.
The biggest problem with LDL has NEVER been the number itself.
That’s just part of the picture – and not even the biggest part.
When it comes to heart and stroke risk, there are three much bigger risk factors…
And in many ways, they’re much easier to get under control.
An anti-inflammatory diet low in carbs (especially those added sugars) and rich in antioxidants is an excellent starting point.
But if you have a higher heart risk to begin with… or are ALREADY facing heart problems… you’ll need a little more help. And artery-protecting, inflammation-fighting, natural therapies such as astaxanthin can give you that extra support.
That’s the stuff that makes salmon, lobster, and shrimp turn pink. It won’t change your color, but it WILL change your risk… for the better.
Studies show astaxanthin can help gently manage both LDL and oxidized cholesterol without bringing your levels down “too low.”
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