What is Cardiosmile?
Cardiosmile is a worldwide innovation that allows phytosterols to be added directly to a food or drink of preference.
Each sachet of Cardiosmile is made up of 2 grams of pure phytosterols in water, the optimal daily recommended portion to ensure the contribution in reducing cholesterol levels, which results can be observed after one month of consumption.
Its main characteristics are: its convenience and ease of use, and it is the only product that has demonstrated its effectiveness helping to reduce cholesterol and also helping to reduce triglycerides in the blood.
Cardiosmile contains 30 sachets, the amount for one month. How is it different from other products in the market?
Cardiosmile is the only product on the market that allows 2 grams of phytosterols to be added to a food of preference. An innovative formula whose process is unique and patented.
Cardiosmile does not contain sodium, gluten, lactose, fat, calories, nor does it need refrigeration.
Also, Cardiosmile contains the optimum daily portion of phytosterols needed to contribute to reduce cholesterol. Other products with phytosterols have a lower amount of phytosterols, so it is necessary to consume a greater number of daily units to reach the desired results.
What are phytosterols?
It is important to note that not all phytosterols are the same. Among them we highlight the esterified phytosterols and also the free phytosterols that you can find in Cardiosmile. This means that Cardiosmile’s formula has no fat content, but on the contrary, our phytosterols are dispersed in water thanks to a patented process that reduces their particle size. This gives Cardiosmile a unique quality that facilitates the consumption of phytosterols, mixing the contents of a sachet with a liquid or food of preference.
On the other hand, Cardiosmile’s formula not only contributes to reduce LDL cholesterol by 12%, but also triglycerides by 14% and increases HDL cholesterol by 3%*.
(*) AVERAGE VALUES AS SEEN IN THE CLINICAL STUDY OF SHAGHAGHI M. A., HARDINGA S. V. AND JONESA P. J. H. (2014). WATER DISPERSIBLE PLANT STEROL FORMULATION SHOWS IMPROVED EFFECT ON LIPID PROFILE COMPARED TO PLANT STEROL ESTERS. J. FUNCTIONAL FOODS, 6, 280-289. DOI: 10.1016 / J.JFF.2013.10.017.
What does it mean to be recommended by SOCHICAR Foundation?
The Foundation of the Chilean Society of Cardiology, performs preventive and educational activities for population, in order to reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease in Chile. This is because it is the first cause of death in the country, so it uses its logo to highlight a product as heart-healthy, which means, that goes directly benefit of the cardiovascular health of consumers.
Cardiosmile has the support of Sochicar Foundation, which means it is “recommended by cardiologists”.
How to consume Cardiosmile?
Cardiosmile is a liquid product so we recommend you follow the following steps:
- Carefully open your daily sachet
- Add its content to a liquid or food of your preference
- Enjoy while you contribute to reduce your cholesterol
What time should Cardiosmile be consumed?
Cardiosmile is a very versatile product so it can be consumed at any time of day, the important thing is that Cardiosmile is part of your daily routine.
It is advisable to consume it with some food. What happens if I forget to consume it one day?
If you forgot to consume your daily Cardiosmile sachet, do not worry, this should not be a problem. Just pick up your daily habit as soon as possible so that you continue contributing to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides.
What happens if I take more than one sachet a day?
There is no problem, but this does not ensure a greater contribution in reducing cholesterol levels. Therefore, the recommendation is to consume only one sachet a day.
I am lactose intolerant / gluten, can I consume Cardiosmile?
If you are lactose or gluten intolerant, there is no problem. Cardiosmile is a natural product free of gluten and lactose. As an additional fact, Cardiosmile is also free of sugar, calories, fat and sodium, so you can enjoy quietly while taking care of your heart.
Can Cardiosmile be consumed by children?
Yes, Cardiosmile is a product suitable for children from 5 years old. However, groups of people with special dietary needs such as children under 5, pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult with their doctor before consuming any type of product to control their cholesterol.
Does Cardiosmile makes me gain weight?
No, Cardiosmile is a natural product that does not make you fat because each serving contributes less than 1 calorie, since it is free of fats and sugars.
Can I add Cardiosmile to hot drinks or foods?
Although adding Cardiosmile to hot liquids will not affect its functionality, it may generate unpleasant looking lumps. That’s why the recommendation is to add it to cold liquids or stronger foods. However, you can add it to preparations that will later be cooked/baked as we show you in some of our recipes.
Can it be consumed with alcohol?
No, Cardiosmile is not recommended along with alcohol.
Is the product recommended for people who have diabetes?
Yes, in fact, it is recommended even more since people who have diabetes have twice the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. The daily use of Cardiosmile helps to keep your cholesterol at adequate levels, taking care of your heart naturally.
When I touch the sachet it seems that the product got harder, is it normal?
As Cardiosmile is a natural product, sometimes tends to agglomerate or decant, however, this fact does not diminish its effectiveness. If you prefer, you can mix it with water until it dissolves.
How much cholesterol does Cardiosmile decrease?
As Cardiosmile contains the recommended daily allowance of phytosterols, it helps reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) by 12%.
On the other hand, as verified by a clinical study conducted at the University of Manitoba, Canada, Cardiosmile also decreases triglycerides by an average of 14%. In addition, it was observed that Cardiosmile raised HDL (good cholesterol) by 3% *.
When can I observe Cardiosmile’s effect?
You can check the results of Cardiosmile in 28 days. However, to ensure the full effect, it is advisable to consume Cardiosmile continuously for at least one month. Also, to prevent your cholesterol and triglyceride levels from rising again, it is advisable to consume Cardiosmile permanently, thus ensuring the care of your cardiovascular health.
After a month of consumption, should I continue to consume Cardiosmile?
To maintain the Cardiosmile’s effects and maintain your cardiovascular health, it is recommended to maintain Cardiosmile intake for a prolonged period. This way, you will make sure that your cholesterol levels stay within the desired ranges. How can I measure the effect of Cardiosmile? When your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are above normal ranges, your body does not manifest any symptoms. Therefore, it is important that you perform a blood test called lipid profile.
When you already know your initial cholesterol and triglyceride results, you can start consuming Cardiosmile and after 28 days, you can perform a new test, with which you can check the benefits
results obtained with Cardiosmile.
I consumed Cardiosmile for one month, but did not observe a decrease in cholesterol. Should I continue to consume Cardisomile?
You should bear in mind that we are all different and if on average Cardiosmile lowers LDL cholesterol between 10 and 15%, phytosterols exert their effect in approximately 75% of the population.
If you are from the group whose cholesterol is not affected by the consumption of phytosterols, we recommend looking for other alternatives for cholesterol control.
Also, you should consider that Cardiosmile will be more effective if you take a healthy diet and do physical activity.
Does Cardiosmile present any kind of risk or contraindication?
No, Cardiosmile has no contraindications and no side effects have been seen due to its use (in the clinical study of Cardiosmile it was observed that it has no effect on the inhibition of the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins).
However, its use is not recommended in people with sitosterolemia since those suffering from this genetic condition should not consume phytosterols of any kind.
Can Cardiosmile be used as a preventive treatment for cholesterol increase?
There are no studies in which it has been demonstrated that the consumption of phytosterols in healthy patients, with normal cholesterol, avoids the increase of cholesterol.
Should I consult my doctor before using Cardiosmile?
It is not necessary to consult your doctor before consuming Cardiosmile since it is an over-the-counter product without contraindications. In any case, it is advisable to consult a doctor before starting the consumption of any type of product for the control of cholesterol.
I do not live in Chile Can I buy Cardiosmile from abroad? Currently, we only ship Cardiosmile within Chile. However, we are working to launch our product in other countries. As we progress in this we will share more information.
Why is it important not to interrupt Cardiosmile’s consumption?
Once you stop consuming Cardiosmile, cholesterol levels return to the parameters prior to consumption. Specifically, studies show that cholesterol levels return to baseline in about a month. So if you measure your cholesterol after you stop using Cardiosmile, you probably will not see changes, since you will be measuring your cholesterol and triglyceride levels without the effect produced by Cardiosmile phytosterols. This is because the disorders related to cholesterol are usually chronic and, therefore, permanent care is required.
It is also important to note that the values indicated as the effect of Cardiosmile (-12% LDL cholesterol, + 3% HDL cholesterol, -14% triglycerides) are average values, as observed in a clinical study conducted at the University of Manitoba, Canada . Therefore, these results may vary depending on each person.
*AS SEEN IN THE CLINICAL STUDY OF AMIR SHAGHAGHI, ET AL. 2014. J FUNCT FOODS. 6: 280-289