3 Cholestrol Lowering Supplements
When your doctor tells you that you have high cholesterol, you sometimes think that he or she has given you a death sentence. Doctors often think that there are no alternatives to statin drugs, but there are cholesterol lowering supplements which are both safer and more effective than statins.
The answer is that herbal and natural remedies are safer and more effective, so think twice when your family doctor suggests that you take a statin. Ask your doctor to explain how the medication works, and what potential negative side effects it can have. Most doctors are aware of the risks of the drug, but watch them try to shirk the issue.
I recently visited my doctor for a repeat prescription, and she suggested I should take a statin as a preventative measure. She pointed out that women approaching the menopause may have an increased risk of raised cholesterol due to hormonal changes.
I said as a physiologist I am fully aware of the link between hormones and raised cholesterol, but having worked with statins, I also know the risks. The conversation ended with us discussing the side effects of statins with our heads in a doctor’s guide to statins. In the book it clearly stated you are only suppose to take the drug for 60 days during which you should try to get the condition under control using other remedies.
Supplements For Lower Cholesterol
So, what supplements can you take besides Choleslo that will not interfere with its effectiveness? The good thing is that Choleslo contains such a great spread of active ingredients, so there is no need to compliment with many other supplements.
Doctors even recommend Fish Oil, or a supplement of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Many doctors recommend a high dosage, and patients are often told to take 3000 mg per day. You should never take 3000 mg per day as it can cause cerebral bleeds. The maximum you should take under any circumstances is 2000 mg, but if you are taking Choleslo you only need to take 1000 mg.
The red yeast contained in Choleslo will further work towards lowering your LDL cholesterol and triglycerides level, so there is no need for a high dosage. The amino acids will further help to lower your LDL cholesterol level, and the turmeric will lower your response to inflammation.
Niacin is a member of the vitamin B family, and is needed by the body to form neurotransmitters. It also helps to maintain a healthy digestive system which is important when it comes to lowering cholesterol.
Niacin (B3) can be found in nuts and poultry but is one of the vitamins which is easily destroyed by pollution, so a supplement can be a good idea. A man needs about 17 mg per day, and a woman needs about 15 mg. It all depends on how much fresh food you eat. A large salmon steak will give you all the niacin you need in a day, but a B complex supplement can give you a vital boost of extra vitamin B.
It is very difficult to overdose on vitamin B as they are water soluble. This means they cannot be manufactured or stored by the body, so every day we need to eat enough vitamin B in our food to keep us healthy.
Allium sativum is a homeopathy remedy based on garlic. It is known to reduce LDL cholesterol, and lower blood pressure at the same time. It can safely be used by most people, and does not cause any unpleasant side effects.
Choleslo does contain deodorized garlic. But, if you are looking to lower your blood pressure as well as your cholesterol, this might be another weapon against heart disease to add to your arsenal.
The spread of active ingredients is very good, but if you need to take a supplement to treat another condition, do not hesitate to email us to ask us a question. For instance, some supplements, such as grapefruit seed extract, would contraindicate with Choleslo.