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About Step One Foods

Recognizing that certain nutrients can significantly impact cholesterol and cardiovascular health, we set out to create a food-based solution that was convenient, science-based and delicious. The result is Step One Foods, a simple diet-based option especially appropriate for patients who are statin intolerant or unwilling.

• Just two servings a day
• Easy to incorporate into everyday life
• No additional dietary or lifestyle changes
• No statin-related side effects

Modifying diet is the most impactful health change a patient can make. Multiple studies show reduced need for medications when diet is optimized.

Fiber
Enhances cholesterol excretion


Plant sterols

Reduce intestinal cholesterol absorption

Antioxidants
Reduce inflammation and LDL oxidation

Omega-3 fatty acids
Lower TGs and raise HDL, reduce inflammation and inhibit thrombosis

Proven Mechanism of Action

Step One Foods is based on over 300 peer-reviewed studies that validate the composition of our products. Every serving contains the precise amounts of whole food fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids documented to help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

Food vs Statins

Key nutrients in food positively impact cholesterol and cardiovascular health, without the side effects associated with medications.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Dietary change influences six of the seven modifiable risk factors for
cardio-metabolic disease:

    1) Lipid profile optimization

    2) Improved hypertensive control

    3) Reduced inflammation

4) Improved vascular function

5) Improved glycemic control

6) Weight reduction

Patient Selection

Step One Foods is a food-based alternative developed specifically for patients who are:

  • Ineligible for cholesterol medications
  • Adverse to taking statins
  • Negatively affected by side effects
  • At maximum statin dose with incomplete LDL control
  • Unable to maintain dietary or lifestyle changes