Frequently asked questions

About Cardiosmile

Clinical efficacy



When should I take Cardiosmile?

You can take Cardiosmile at any time of day, whenever it best fits into your daily routine. We recommend taking it with a meal.

What happens if I forget to take it one day?

If you forget to take your daily packet of Cardiosmile, don’t worry. Simply resume your daily routine as soon as possible to continue helping reduce your cholesterol.

What happens if I take more than one packet a day?

It is not a problem, but it also does not speed up the reduction of your cholesterol levels. It is therefore recommended that you only take one packet per day.

I am lactose/gluten intolerant. Can I take Cardiosmile?

Yes, you can. Cardiosmile does not contain gluten or lactose.

Does Cardiosmile make you fat?

Each portion of Cardiosmile is less than one calorie and it does not contain any fat or sugar.

Can I add Cardiosmile to drinks or hot food?

Cardiosmile can be added to any cold or hot food. If added to very hot food or drink, the product’s texture may be altered, which could make it appear lumpy or fragmented, but the product’s performance will not be affected.

Can Cardiosmile be taken with alcohol?

We do not recommend taking Cardiosmile with alcohol.

When I touch the sachet, I get the impression that the product has hardened. Is this normal?

Cardiosmile is a natural health product. As such, it can sometimes clump together or create a deposit, but it does not alter its effectiveness in any way. We recommend lightly shaking the packet to mix its contents thoroughly.

What are Cardiosmile’s indications?

1 – It helps reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels.
2 – It helps reduce serum triglycerides.
3 – It helps maintain normal cholesterol levels.

How much does Cardiosmile reduce cholesterol?

Cardiosmile reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol) by 12%. In addition, a Canadian clinical study* conducted on Cardiosmile showed an average reduction of 14% in triglycerides and an increase of 3% for HDL cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol).

* Shaghaghi et al. (2014). J. Funct. Food, 280-289.

How long does it take to see Cardiosmile’s effects?

Cardiosmile’s results will be visible in 28 days. For full effect, we recommend taking Cardiosmile continuously for more than a month or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

After one month’s use, should I continue taking Cardiosmile?

Cardiosmile must be taken over a long period to ensure that cholesterol levels are maintained at the desired levels.

How can I measure Cardiosmile’s effects?

Cholesterol and triglyceride levels can be measured using a blood test known as a lipid profile.

Should I consult my doctor before taking Cardiosmile?

As an over-the-counter product, it is not necessary to do so. However, we do recommend talking to your doctor before taking any type of product to control your cholesterol.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a lipid that plays several roles in our bodies, including hormone production, digestion, cell repair and many others. High cholesterol levels in our bodies are a risk marker for cardiovascular disease. LDL cholesterol (known as “bad cholesterol”) accumulates in the arteries, while HDL cholesterol (known as “good cholesterol”) eliminates excess cholesterol. Triglycerides are a type of fat that accumulates in the body when we consume too many calories over a prolonged period. Triglycerides are carried through the body by the LDL cholesterol.

What is LDL cholesterol?

LDL stands for low-density lipoproteins. It is commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol because high levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with a build-up of cholesterol in the blood plasma, which over time deposits on the walls of the arteries and leads to a risk of atherosclerosis.

What is HDL cholesterol?

HDL stands for high-density lipoproteins. HDL cholesterol is considered to be “good” cholesterol because HDL removes cholesterol from the arteries and transports it to the liver for excretion.

Why are high levels of cholesterol harmful?

Excess cholesterol in the blood can lead to deposits building up on artery walls, causing them to narrow. This process, known as atherosclerosis, is the cause of cardiovascular disease.

What are plant sterols?

Also known as plant sterols, phytosterols are substances naturally present in foods such as fruit and vegetables. Phytosterols have been shown to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

How do phytosterols work in the body?

Phytosterols act in different ways by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol present in the body, which may come from food (exogenous cholesterol) or from our own body (endogenous cholesterol).

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