Why It Works

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Science-Based Approach

Step One's foods were developed by a cardiologist and are based on hundreds of clinical studies that support the formulation of our products. Every serving of Step One Foods contains the precise amounts of key nutrients proven to help lower cholesterol and reduce the need for prescription medications.

  • Fiber binds to cholesterol particles and moves them out of the body
  • Plant sterols block cholesterol absorption in the digestive track
  • Antioxidants help prevent the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels
  • Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help lower triglycerides

Easy and Delicious

Step One Foods fit easily into everyday life. Just eat two servings a day of your favorite Step One Foods products as a substitute for something you are eating now. No additional dietary changes or daily workouts required.

  • Seven great-tasting on-the-go foods and easy-prep options
  • Gluten free and certified by the Celiac Support Association
  • GMO free
  • Shelf-stable
  • Affordable. Because the foods are meant to be a substitute for something you are eating now, the program is cost neutral.
  • 100% money back guarantee

Heart Health Benefits

Consuming a low sodium, low cholesterol diet rich in whole food fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and plant sterols can help improve many areas of heart health, including:

  • Reduced total and LDL cholesterol
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved blood flow
  • Better control of blood sugars
  • Weight loss

How Statins Work

Cholesterol levels in the blood are primarily controlled by the liver and there are various enzymes and metabolic pathways involved. Statins inhibit a liver enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. When HMG-CoA reductase is inhibited, cholesterol production in the liver slows down. When cholesterol production in the liver falls, circulating levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol drop.

Statin Side effects

People who develop side effects from statins are referred to as "statin intolerant". It is estimated that as many as 20% of people run into difficulties while taking these medications.

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Statin Alternatives

10 to 20% of people who have been prescribed statins cannot take them because they develop one or more side effects. 30 to 40% of people prescribed statins never fill the prescription in the first place. Clearly there are a lot of people who are looking for something different to improve their cholesterol numbers.

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Food is more effective than drugs.

Food truly is power. What you eat is critical to your health. And no drug can compare.
Statins are not nearly as effective at improving your health as you might think. And a new study confirms that food is 1 1/2 times as powerful as drugs at reducing cardiovascular events in individuals with heart disease.

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