Product Watch

February 2000 Issue

Unproved Saponins in Cholesterol Blocker

The Buzz: "Cholestaid is the first cholesterol blocker clinically proven to naturally reduce cholesterol by up to 42% in only six weeks with no side effects," according to its maker. Cholestaid is also touted to lower LDL's ("bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) up to 29%. The Basics: Cholestaid contains 14% saponins isolated from alfalfa that has been processed to remove the natural toxins canavanine and coumestrol. Saponins are compounds that researchers believe bind

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