How Do I Understand My Cholesterol Score? HDLevate Results Explained!

by | Feb 23, 2018


Why does this matter?

When your doctor asks for a measurement of your blood cholesterol, they want to look at total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglyceride (TG) levels. Theses “cholesterol levels” are one indicator of your risk for cardiovascular disease. Other risk factors include age, sex, exercise levels, diet, genetics, smoking habits, and alchohol consumption.

It is also important to remember that while the cholesterol score provides one important indicator of overall risk of heart disease/cardiovascular problems, it does not measure the effectiveness of your LDL and HDL cholesterol. Larger, less oxidized LDL molecules pose less of a risk to your health than smaller highly oxidized ones, which are far more likely to get deposited into your artery walls. HDL effectiveness is also not measured in the cholesterol score, so it is important to do things that increase HDL effectiveness (diet, exercise), not just the quantity. Luckily, egg yolk HDL has been shown to not only improve the quantity, but also the effectiveness (quality) of blood HDL. And it improves the size profile of the blood LDL.

For optimal health it is important to ensure a lower LDL to HDL ratio. This can be achieved by lowering LDL and/or increasing HDL. Reducing LDL levels hasn’t been shown to be very effective at reducing heart attack mortality and new therapies in the medical community have been focusing on increasing HDL. One of the ways to do this naturally, is through diet.

BOTTOM LINE: HDLevate, a natural dietary supplement, can improve your cardiovascular health!

 How to read a cholesterol score:

Score CategoryMedical suggestion, mmol/L
(US in mg/dl)
Cholesterol, mmol/L

(77-200 mg/dl)

Overall cholesterol score
LDL Cholesterol


For intermediate and high-risk individuals, recommended <2 mmol/L. For low risk individuals, recommended to reduce LDL by 50% if over 5 mmol/L. Does not consider size profile of LDL, which is an indicator of how healthy the LDL are.
HDL, mmol/L>0.99
Concentration of HDL in blood, does not measure effectiveness of HDL.
Chol/HDL risk ratio


Overall cholesterol divided by HDL.
Non-HDL, mmol/L


Calculated from subtracting HDL from overall cholesterol
Triglycerides, mmol/L<2.21
Free triglycerides in blood

                                            *note: > means “greater than” and < means “less than”. So >0.99 suggests that HDL levels in the blood should be greater than 0.99 mmol/L.*
Example Results:

One of our customers volunteered to take HDLevate for 4 months under supervision from their doctor while not changing their diet or exercise regimen. They were so pleased with the results that they decided to share their blood test results with us. You can see the dosage and results below:

Supplement dosage: This customer was around a “large” size with total cholesterol in the “borderline high” range and HDL in the “poor” range as seen on our dosage chart so he followed the below regimen.

MonthPills per dayEquivalent HDL in Eggs
193 eggs
262 eggs
331 egg
431 egg

A summary table of the changes:

Score CategoryMedical suggestion
(US in mg/dl)
(US in mg/dl)
(US in mg/dl)
Cholesterol, mmol/L2.00-5.19
(77-200 mg/dl)
-1.4525% lower total cholesterol!
LDL Cholesterol, mmol/L1.50-3.40
Could not calculate due to high triglycerides2.35
N/ABack within range of testing!
HDL, mmol/L>0.99
0.078.5% increased HDL, this is actually a big increase as it is very difficult to increase HDL.
Chol/HDL risk ratio<4.907.064.88-2.1831% lower risk ratio, it now falls within the medical suggestion
Non-HDL, mmol/L<2.60


-1.5231% lower LDL and other cholesterol esters
Triglycerides, mmol/L<2.21


-3.9962% lower triglycerides

Below you can see the official blood test results with patient information removed:

(latest results on the left, original results on the right)

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