Effective Supplements for High Cholesterol

Researches have proven some natural material can lower cholesterol effectively. These are the natural remedy for cholesterol.

Fish Oil  

Researches show omega-3 fat acid helps to clear triglyceride from your blood. Fish oil with rich DHA and EPA can lower blood triglyceride by around 30% after regular serving for a period of time. The recommended dosage is 2-4 mg DHA and EPA per day, it’s a high but effective dosage. If you have very high triglyceride, you should consult your doctor to get a prescription fish oil which contains even higher DHA and EPA. Studies have shown that taking fish oil can reduce risk of sudden cardiac death.

Red Yeast Rice

It’s a natural Statin. The red yeast rice is a type of fungus that grows on rice, the secret is that it contains a small amount of lovastatin, a type of Statin.  During the past decade, numerous studies have shown that various red yeast rice preparations/capsules can lower LDL level by 20%-30$.  Red yeast rice’s effect on lowering LDL has been proved, however, when people choose from various brands, you’d better choose one that states the amount of lovastatin generated from daily serving. 

Walnut

Walnut is the king in the healthy nuts family. Nutritionists say Walnuts contain high omega-3 fatty acids, much higher than other nuts. Omega-3 fatty acids can lower triglycerides, and may also slow down the growth of plaques on the artery wall, and prevent blood clot. Some research show that people eating a handful of walnuts every day show HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) raises and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) drops by 10%. The result was published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Almonds

Almond is the queen. Almonds contain protein, fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, minerals, and antioxidant. An article published in the journal Circulation mentioned that people eating a handful of almonds every day lower LDL bad cholesterol by 4.4%, and those eating two handful of almonds lower LDL bad cholesterol by 9.5%.

Coenzyme Q10

Some says it helps lowering LDL cholesterol’s ability to stick to the blood vessels in a lab test on mice. Some says it needs more studies. So no conclusion yet. However, Coenzyme Q10 is a great antioxidant that protects heart and liver cells.

Psyllium

Psyllium generates rich fiber. Fiber is good to flush waste away from your body with cholesterol. Usually people should get fiber from daily consuming of vegetable, whole grain and fruits. However, for people with higher cholesterol, taking psyllium will help. Psyllium will make people go to bathroom more, and maybe a bit uncomfortable as you can imagine.

 

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