THE PROBLEM Cardiovascular Disease and High Cholesterol
Leading Causes of Death - U.S. American Heart Association: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2006 Update
Leading Causes of Death - U.S. 1.3 million per year More than 3,500 per day 1 death every 30 seconds Look around you…1 in 3 will die from cardiovascular disease American Heart Association: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2006 Update
Unhealthy Cholesterol Major risk factor for cardiovascular disease Approximately 50% of Americans have high cholesterol levels In fact, it could be said high cholesterol IS cardiovascular disease For many, first sign of a problem is death American Heart Association: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2006 Update
Cholesterol: Good vs Bad Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) –bad cholesterol –too much can lead to plaque build up in walls of arteries
Cholesterol: Good vs Bad High-density lipoprotein (HDL) –good cholesterol –recent clinical studies show that high levels reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
Medical Approach Statin medications Most only lower LDL cholesterol 1 way –inhibit cholesterol production in liver Every year $25 billion spent by people like you Top 2 prescription drugs sold worldwide are cholesterol-lowering medications
Dangers of Statin Drugs Can induce sudden total memory loss Can increase eye cataract risk Can suppress immune function Have been linked to cancer Have been linked to muscle breakdown and muscle toxicity
Dangers of Statins - Continued Have been linked to liver and kidney damage Are linked to nerve damage Induce muscle pain Can cause sleep disorders Can cause erectile dysfunction
Lipitor ® Lipitor is number one selling drug in world Lowers LDL cholesterol 1 way –inhibit cholesterol production in liver Sold by Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Pfizer makes hundreds of drugs…but Lipitor represents a full 20% of its revenues
Zocor ® Second largest selling drug in world Sold by Merck/Schering-Plough Lowers LDL cholesterol 1 way –inhibit cholesterol production in liver Will lose patent in 2006 Needed something to take place of Zocors declining sales and loss of patent
Zetia ® From the makers of Zocor Lowers LDL cholesterol 1 way –blocks absorption of cholesterol from food Drug cocktail –designed to be taken with Zocor –twice the negative side-effects
Vytorin ® From the makers of Zocor Introduced to U.S. in 2004 Combination of Zocor and Zetia Lowers LDL cholesterol 2 ways –inhibit cholesterol production in liver –blocks absorption of cholesterol from food
VYTORIN is an innovative treatment that is a major advance in cholesterol therapy. VYTORIN is now helping hundreds of thousands of people get to new, lower goals for cholesterol. -- Fred Hassan, Chairman & CEO Schering-Plough Corp.
If treating LDL cholesterol reduction two ways is an innovative treatment, and a major advance in cholesterol therapy, what do you call a treatment that lowers LDL cholesterol ways? 4
Bios Life Complete Only product that lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels different ways…while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels 4
Bios Life Complete 1)Blocks re-absorption of cholesterol in GI tract 2)Blocks absorption of cholesterol from digested food 3)Reduces cholesterol produced by the liver 4)Enhances enzymatic breakdown and removal of bad cholesterol
In a recent study, Bios Life Complete was proven to lower LDL cholesterol for participants with high LDL levels by 31%. Some participants reported decreases of up to 52%. The average increase of HDL cholesterol in those participants with low HDL levels was 29%, with some achieving increases of up to 85%.
Break Through the Statin Floor Many reach a floor in their attempts to lower LDL cholesterol levels Bios Life Complete gives additional benefit –clinical research shows those taking a statin drug saw average additional decrease was 20%
My family has a genetic history of high triglycerides that makes it near impossible to get a reading on my HDL or LDL cholesterol levels. As a result of this, my doctor prescribed statin drugs to help reduce this about 5 years ago. After just 6 weeks of taking Bios Life Complete my blood test results show an additional 20% reduction in my triglyceride levels BEYOND what the statin drug Vytorin was doing alone. -- Nate Tolman
After taking Bios Life Complete faithfully for 12 weeks, I have lowered my LDL cholesterol level by 30%, raised my HDL level by 30%, and lost weight. My risk for heart disease also went down 32%, from a ratio of 3.7 to 2.5. I am now committed to a healthier life style that will always include Bios Life Complete. -- Curt Hedges
My doctor has been treating my elevated cholesterol with a statin drug, but I wanted to find a natural approach that would allow me to be on less medication. I have been faithful in taking Bios Life Complete and have reduced my total cholesterol level from 247 to 193 in only twelve weeks. -- Evelyn Casil
I make regular visits to my doctor to have my cholesterol checked. At one blood test, my cholesterol levels were slightly raised, and I was invited to join a study on Bios Life Complete. My records show the best proof that the product works. My total cholesterol dropped 20%, my LDL levels dropped 25%, and my HDL levels raised 8%. -- Leo Casil
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