Excerpted from a lecture, Institute of Nutritional Science. Reproduced by permission.
The Quaker Oats commercials claiming it can lower cholesterol due to the unique properties of oat fiber. We have long known about the benefits of increasing fiber in the diet from various sources in order to facilitate in the removal of excess serum cholesterol. While this is of tremendous benefit and the reason why we include these fibers in our Best Cholesterol Support Formula, it is not the end of the story. In order to manage cholesterol levels completely we need to address liver function. At least 80% of all the cholesterol in your body at any given time has been manufactured by your liver and does not come from diet.
This is why dietary measures to lower cholesterol are often temporary and ultimately fail. As the cholesterol from your diet decreases the liver simply manufactures more to compensate. Ultimate cholesterol management involves retraining the liver through proper nutrients as well as detoxification, so that it can regulate cholesterol production on its own.
Our Best Cholesterol Support Formula, which is offered through Phoenix Nutritionals, provides these fiber factors as well as key nutrients to address proper liver function. The end result of this is often an easier normalization of cholesterol levels by addressing liver function. The fiber found in Quaker Oats is a big step in helping with the excess cholesterol issues, but for ultimate success you will also want to consider key nutrients that can help the liver to better gauge cholesterol volume and production.