In this Nature Made CholestOff Review, we’ll cover absolutely everything worth knowing about the three supplements – Nature Made CholestOff, Nature Made CholestOff Plus & Nature Made CholestOff Complete.
Therefore, in this article, we’ll take a look at every single claim linked to the use of any of the supplements. And we’ll couple that with an in-depth look at all of the ingredients, as well as the efficiency of those supplements.
Nature Made CholestOff Review – The Overview
Nature Made CholestOff are beneficial substance-oriented supplements that seek to establish healthy cholesterol levels for anyone who uses it, thus improving heart health and everything else that stems from that.
The description pages of the three supplements are particularly abundant in terms of the information they provide.
They list supplement facts, product details, information on dosage, interactions, and quality. On top of that, there is also a FAQ section.
While there is a lot of different material there, it’s basically all educational. There barely are any promises as to the efficacy. There’s only info on what the beneficial substances found in the supplements can potentially do for you.
They don’t really claim that it will. Only that they can. But not necessarily will.
You can even find there some guidelines as to how much of the substances that are in the supplement, for example, National Institutes of Health recommends to take daily to achieve the cholesterol-lowering effects.
In truth, really insightful stuff.
Additionally, as with any claims made for Nature Made supplements, also these ones have the quality pledge – “Nature Made CholestOff [are] guaranteed to meet our high-quality standards – [they are] made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes”.
On top of that, they, of course, also have a list of “free of” claims. Among those No Synthetic Dyes, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, No Yeast or Starch, Gluten Free. Supplements are also said to contain Soy.
I guess so far so good.
Let’s see what it’s really about.
All CholestOffs Are Truly About Lowering Cholesterol
So there are three Nature Made CholestOff supplements – the Original one, the Complete one, and the Plus one. The ingredients of these do differ, however, the differences are very, very subtle.
Nature Made CholestOff Original offers a single beneficial substance known as Plant Sterols/Stanols in amounts of 900 mg, as well as 260 mg of Calcium. This is what a single serving of the supplement contains.
The daily dose is two serving sizes. Thus, in reality, you are daily getting 1800 mg of Plant Sterols/Stanols and 520 mg of Calcium.
Nature Made CholestOff Plus differs in a sense that it does not offer Calcium and the Plant Sterols/Stanols are in esterified form. The amounts of this substance are said to be 900 mg.
Again, similarly as with the Original version, also for this one the daily dose consists of two serving sizes. Thus, at the end of the day, you’re getting 1800 mg of esterified Plant Sterols/Stanols.
Lastly, the Nature Made CholestOff Complete is, in essence, the absolute same supplement as the Nature Made CholestOff Complete is, however, it is coupled with one more substance.
To the blend, it also adds 300 mg of derivative from vitamin B5 (Pantethine) called Pantesin. Which seems to be a patented version of vitamin B5. As the manufacturer notes, Pantesin® helps reduce the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver (which we will look at in a bit).
Plant Sterols/Stanols are specific natural compounds that in small amounts are found in plant foods. For example, seeds, nuts, vegetable oils, fruits, legumes, grain products, and vegetables. Whereas in processed foods these are barely existent [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the differences between the single and esterified form, while Nature Made do claim that the esterified Plant Sterols/Stanols are more effective, various studies have concluded that there seems to be no difference in their efficiency [R, R].
As for the addition of Calcium in Nature Made CholestOff Original, although it’s not directly specified, it comes in two forms – Calcium Carbonate and Tribasic Calcium Phosphate.
While the latter is definitely better than the former, you’re not really missing out on much not going with this supplement. Neither of the forms is considered among the effective for Calcium supplementation [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, there is no reason to choose the original version over any of the others because of that added mineral (this is only more the case as you’ll see when the additives are considered).
Thus, in truth, this variation of the supplement has every reason to be more effective than the rest of the two.
Will The Nature Made CholestOff Do The Trick (Work)?
In truth, there really is no reason to discuss this as the Plant Sterols/Stanols has been proven effective in many, many studies.
However, it still can be insightful in looking at the reviews people provide in regards to the efficiency of the Nature Made CholestOff supplements. For the Original one, it’s about above 80%, for the Plus and Complete one – almost 90% and above 85%, respectively.
Thus, not only do the studies confirm this but also very many people using this specific supplement has felt the benefits.
In that sense, it’s definitely worth noting, that people generally are more eager to complain about any product if it does not work or provide the anticipated benefit. Therefore, I do believe that the actual success rate might be even higher for each of the supplements.
But a question may arise – why the unsatisfied people if the efficiency has been, in essence, absolutely proven?
Well, there are many possible reasons why this could be.
One simple reason is the fact that people might be forgetting to take the damn pills, so to say. Thus, resulting in at least to some extent irregular use. However, for Plant Sterols/Stanols to work and improve Cholesterol levels, it’s paramount to use them regularly. Otherwise, none of the positive effects may occur [R, R, R, R].
I mean it’s paramount to every single supplement you’ll ever use. But it’s worth emphasizing and especially is the case for these ones.
So, set up alarms, reminders, do whatever needs to be done to remember that you have to take them.
Thus, taking Nature Made CholestOffs only once a day may be detrimental to any benefits. Remembering that you had to take it late in the night and taking it then or any other similar type of “supposedly quick remedy” if you forgot to take the supplement with the main meal will also mess it up.
One other aspect is that forgetting to take it completely once or twice within the period of time can also ruin any chances of a positive outcome because of the fact that too less of it also has proven to provide little to no benefits. Ideally, you should get at least 2000 mg daily [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
For those that jump the gun and go mental because neither of the Nature Made CholestOff supplements contain 2000 mg of Plant Sterols/Stanols, don’t. Just don’t.
Thus, the combined amounts will surpass that 2000 mg mark.
Interestingly consuming more than 2000 mg up til 2500-3000 mg a day will have a more significant positive impact on the Cholesterol levels. However, anything more than that upper level will result in no further benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
What is healthy? Well, in truth, we all know which foods we should eat and which we shouldn’t. Obviously, there is some knowledge to this as you get essentially tricked in buying something that isn’t actually healthy.
But we all have that inner voice, which knows what is healthy and what is not. Just stick with it. And if at any time in doubt just revert to all non-processed food. You can’t really go wrong with that one.
But at the end of the day, these few ideas on possible reasons should not be considered exhaustive as there are others why Plant Sterols/Stanols might not work.
Additionally, many recommend that it’s worth considering to take a Carotenoid supplement along with a Plant Sterols/Stanols supplement. This is because the latter can interfere with the absorption of the former [R, R, R].
At the end of the day, many do ask, when can the benefits be anticipated?
Additives Come With Pretty Mixed Results
Additives are crucial ingredients for making a delivery form such as capsule, tablet, lozenge, etc. possible. Thus, in essence, they are very important and play an integral role in the supplement.
However, not always are the substances that are used to achieve this beneficial or even harmless. Much of the time they can actually mess with your health.
So, we have to make sure they are harmless.
The additives are different among all three supplements.
Nature Made CholestOff Original has Calcium Carbonate (can be both the active ingredient for Calcium and an additive), Tribasic Calcium Phosphate (same to what applies to Calcium Carbonate), Croscarmellose Sodium, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Color Added, Polyethylene, Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Polysorbate 80.
Or in other words, a lot.
For Nature Made CholestOff Plus we have Sunflower Oil Esters, Gelatin, Glycerin, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Water, and Added Colors. So, not as many.
Lastly, for Nature Made CholestOff Complete there are the least additives. Sunflower Oil Esters, Gelatin, Glycerin, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Water, Soy Lecithin, Added Colors.
With the first, the problems are many, the worst of them all – Polysorbate 80.
Polysorbate 80, also known as E433, is a synthetic compound used in supplements, foods, medicine, and vaccines. In supplements supposedly it’s utilized to either help pills disperse in the stomach or improve the consistency of capsules [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
A lot of different unpleasant side effects are associated with this substance though. These include coughing, irritation, stomach pain, as well as it can quite likely cause extremely severe allergic reactions, that can come in numerous different and very violent ways. Saying that there are other serious concerns is an understatement [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I do strongly believe that this is an additive that is a must avoid. Whenever you see it in a supplement, just don’t. DON’T.
Trust me, you won’t ever need a supplement as bad to do a tradeoff for your health with the Polysorbate 80. Only ever if the other choice is death, then this is probably better, otherwise no.
On this same note, there are also other Polysorbates out there, like Polysorbate 60 or Polysorbate 20 (E432-E436). They’re very similar. Avoid them like the plague.
Therefore, because of this substance being present in the Nature Made CholestOff Original, my view is that you shouldn’t ever buy the supplement.
Gladly, it’s much different from the rest of the two as neither of those has any Polysorbates to the blend. The only potential problems may arise with Soy Lecithin and Added Colors.
There are no doubts that Soy is of GMO in all of the Nature Made CholestOff supplements, and thus, it can bite you. However, Soy Lecithin is also known to be beneficial and due to how Lecithin is made it might not be affected that much or maybe even at all by the fact that the soy is sourced from GMOs [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, my guess is as good as any.
But because one can’t really be sure I would rather deem it avoidable if possible. Either way, the added colors also do contribute to this approach.
Speaking of colors, the manufacturer does indicate that they are of natural sorts. However, it’s not said what those colors exactly are. All one can really say is that there probably are more than one.
Quite the contrary, at least some of them are known to be pretty violent in how they manifest themselves. Some examples are dizziness, weakness, nausea, headaches, eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation, or even irritable bowel syndrome, as well as there, are other variations and ways you can be affected [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
It won’t happen for every single person but the possibility is still there. I’m just letting you know.
Final Thoughts On Nature Made CholestOff Original, Plus & Complete
While all three supplements – Nature Made CholestOff Original, Nature Made CholestOff Plus, and Nature Made CholestOff Complete – is capable of providing benefits for cholesterol reduction, you shouldn’t just go with any one of these.
Due to the kind of additives it uses you should never go for Nature Made CholestOff Original. It’s just not worth it as both of the other versions are outright better than this one.
It does not, however, mean that there are no potential concerns with the rest of the two. There are.
But they are rather minor. Plus, there really are no similar supplements on the market that could benefit your cholesterol levels through Plant Sterols and Stanols the way Nature Made supplements can (at least I’m not aware of such supplements if you are please let me know in the comments).
Thus, both the Nature Made CholestOff Plus and the Nature Made CholestOff Complete are solid options to go with.
I’d myself would prefer the Nature Made CholestOff Complete as it is the more effective version due to the added Pantosin but the choice is definitely yours.
Both will make the job done.
Above all, I hope this Nature Made CholestOff review of all three CholestOff supplements helped you find the information you were looking for.