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Pea Protein in Lipoprotein-A- cholesterol

I wanted to share a response formulated for a customer who was concerned about Pea Protein increasing their Lipoprotein-A- cholesterol. This may be useful for you.

R/ Lipoprotein A concentrations have a tendency to be affected by disease states, (for instance kidney failure), but are only slightly affected by diet, exercise, and other environmental factors.

There is no scientific evidence which indicates, or even suggests, that Pea protein increases lipoprotein A levels.

If you are concerned about high levels of Lipoprotein A and wish to avoid consuming fish, you may wish to consider Lamberts Plant Sterols. We all have a good idea which foods are high in cholesterol but what is not generally known is that our body produces its own cholesterol which is secreted into the digestive system in the form of bile to aid the digestive process. In this way a huge amount of cholesterol is secreted and reabsorbed every day irrespective of the amount of cholesterol present in the food we are eating.

Plant sterols are useful because they block cholesterol from being re-absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream, and any cholesterol not absorbed is simply excreted. This is why diets high in plant sterols can help to control blood cholesterol levels, and why plant sterols are now added to some specialist margarines. Although plant sterols are naturally present in vegetable oils and grains, modern diets tend to be low in these important nutrients, and so it may be difficult to always achieve optimum levels from diet alone.

Each Lamberts Plant Sterol tablet contains 400mg of free plant sterols, with up to 80% beta-sitosterols. We quote the level of pure plant sterols, not the compound weight declared by some companies that may be only 50% sterols. This can make a useful contribution to our daily intake, without any unnecessary additional calories.

Other formulas you may wish to research are Lamberts Ibisene which is an artichoke preparation which increases bile production and Lamberts Soya Lecithin which emulsifies fats in the diet.