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Armolipid PLUS

Armolipid PLUS was launched in January 2016

Meda Health Sales Ireland wish to announce the launch of Armolipid PLUS, a new over-the-counter food supplement (nutraceutical). Armolipid PLUS has proven efficacy in lowering Total Cholesterol, LDL –C and Triglycerides. 1-4


Armolipid PLUS should be taken once a day and does not require a prescription. It is available in pharmacies across Ireland and is recommended to be taken in combination with a healthy lifestyle and diet.


The majority of cardiovascular disease is caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated or modified. These risk factors include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, overweight/obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity and diabetes. 5


Armolipid PLUS reduces cholesterol by the action of the following ingredients: 4

Red Yeast Rice - includes monacolins which are known to reduce plasma cholesterol.

Berberine - a natural plant extract from Berberis aristata bark, which reduces cholesterol by increasing LDL-C receptors on the liver cell surface.

Policosanol - reduces intracellular cholesterol by increasing cholesterol uptake by the liver from circulating lipoproteins.


A guide to healthy cholesterol levels is outlined in the table below; 6


Total Cholesterol

Less than 5.0

If your total cholesterol is higher than 5.0 then you need to reduce it – don’t put it off

LDL Cholesterol

Less than 3.0

This type of cholesterol is often called ‘bad’ cholesterol as it is the type that blocks arteries.

HDL Cholesterol

More than 1.0

for men.

More than 1.2

for women

HDL is called ‘good’ cholesterol as it helps to remove LDL cholesterol from your blood.


Less than 1.8

This is another type of fat found in your blood and high levels are linked with an increased risk of heart disease.



Should you require any further information about Armolipid PLUS, please contact Meda Health Sales Ireland, Unit 34/35 Block A, Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co Meath. Tel (01) 8026624. Email



1. Armolipid PLUS Patient Information Leaflet.

2. Pirro M et al. PharmaNutrition 2013 1, 73-77.

3. Marazzi G et al. Long-Term Effects of Nutraceuticals (Berberine, Red Yeast Rice, Policosanol) in Elderly Hypercholesterolemic Patients. Adv Ther 2011; 28 (12): 1105-13.

4. Trimarco B et al. Clinical evidence of efficacy of red yeast rice and berberine in a large controlled study versus diet. Med J Nutrition Metab. 2011 Aug;4(2): 133–139.

5. Data on file.

6. The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute.



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