Omeolipid® is a dried powder extract from a blend of three plants - artichoke, caihua and fenugreek - with anticholesterolemic, hypolipidemic and cholagogue properties.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L) is a Mediterranean plant; its cultivation in Europe dates to ancient Greece and Rome. Its active substances (caffeoylquinic acids, flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones) are concentrated in the leaf, acting as digestive, cholagogue, hepatoprotective and depurative.
Caihua (Cyclanthera pedata (L.) Schrad.) is a traditional plant from South America; the fruit contains flavonoids and in Peru its use is documented since 3700 b.C. as hypotensive, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and hypocholesterolemic.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a milestone of the Ayurvedic medicine, alleviating kapha and vata. The seeds contain saponins, coumarins, flavonoids and alkaloids. They have hypocholesterolemic, diuretic, diaphoretic, carminative, hypoglycemic, demulcent properties and they are traditionally used to treat obesity and diabetes.
Omeolipid® promotes strong hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects, as well as depurative effect (artichoke and caihua). It also promotes bile production and flow, essential for cholesterol clearance; fenugreek decreases gut absorption of cholesterol and therefore its uptake.
Omeolipid® is also able to counteract adverse effects commonly associated with obesity and high levels of cholesterol.
Due to its outstanding features, it can be used in food supplements for its anticholesterolemic and cholagogue properties.
Omeolipid® by EPO Srl is distributed within the North American market by Faravelli, Inc.
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