Question: from Jenny
No, not in the sense that it is of a concern! LDL measurements can be quite misleading as they are generally calculated as oppose to being directly measured. Also the tests do not take into account if the LDL is oxidised or not. It is the oxidised LDL that is the worry. Not all LDL is bad.
We sometimes have customers who Contact Us in a panic because their LDL has gone up…usually accompanied by a substantial reduction in triglycerides (which the Omega 3 helps) plus an increase in HDL. Any increase in LDL levels under these circumstances is nothing to be concerned about because of the way they are calculated.
Joanna gives a more detailed explanation below. And…Jenny the difference in the impact on LDL between different brands of oil would be negligible.
Answer: from Joanna (Medical Nutritionist for Xtend-Life)
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