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Miramichi inventor develops natural cholesterol pills

A Miramichi inventor has created a natural solution for people with high cholesterol looking to improve their health.

Uses a mixture of spices to successfully lower levels

A Miramichi inventor has created a natural solution for people with high cholesterol looking to improve their health.

Russell Leblanc stumbled across the remedy while searching for a natural alternative to the medication he was taking.

Now he has approval from Health Canada to produce the pills for other people. 

As Russell Leblanc mixes together various spices, he could easily be mistaken for baking a cake. But all of the ingredients are part of a natural remedy he says helped get his cholesterol under control.

"Cinnamon and clove. Those were the two that I started off with," he said.

About seven years ago, Leblanc started having negative side effects to his prescribed cholesterol medication. He went off it in favour of organic remedies, and hasn't looked back.

"Ever since then, knock on wood, my cholesterol has been within the parameters of what they call normal," he said.

Now Leblanc has perfected his natural remedy for other people. Calling it Rupamol, he says it helps with joint pain and heart health.

With approval from Health Canada, he's about to begin making it in his basement. 

That’s a plan his wife, Pamela Leblanc, admits she had some reservations about.

"I did have some concerns, but I think it will all work out," she said.

The Leblancs plan on making the natural drug in a new location in a couple of years. They are in the process of changing the name of the product to Rupaflexor to sell it online.

It's really no surprise that Leblanc decided to invent his own remedy. He's been an inventor for years, but his focus in the past was a little different.

"I was actually in projectiles, making various types of projectiles," he said. "Bullets."

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