Thompson's Cholesterol Manager is a rich source of phytosterols from the conifer tree. These are plant compounds which have a very similar chemical structure to cholesterol. Phytosterols are able to block the absorption of dietary cholesterol, reducing LDL cholesterol levels by up to 24% over a period of 4-8 weeks. Supplementation of plant sterols may be an option in lowering cholesterol for those who prefer not to take cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins. Thompson's Cholesterol Manager can be taken safely alongside any pharmaceutical medications. These plant compounds have been tested extensively at much greater than the recommended dosage without any of the adverse effects. Cholesterol Manager begins to work in 30 days with full benefits experienced in 60 days. Benefits: - Aids in lowering cholesterol absorption - Rich source of phytosterols Directions: Initial dose – Adults take two tablets prior to breakfast and two tablets prior to dinner, for a period of 30 days. Maintenance dose – Adults take one tablet prior to breakfast and one prior to dinner or as professionally prescribed. Use only as directed and always read the label.