Cholesterol Lowering Supplements
Organika Cholesterol Tablets
With a strong mixture of phytosterols, oats, green tea and red yeast rice extracts, Cholesterol is the complete package for reducing triglycerides, LDL and total cholesterol.
Each component offers unique benefits towards improving circulation and reducing arterial plaque buildup from high cholesterol levels
- A unique combination of 4 herbal remedies
- Provides an antioxidant effect in the body for general health
- Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the body
- Improves Blood flow
Red Rice Yeast
- Helps maintain health cholesterol levels while reducing the risk of heart disease
- Improve blood circulation
- Free plant sterols decrease cholesterol absorption and re-absorption from the GI Tract
A 2016 review of studies on garlic determined that garlic has the potential to reduce total cholesterol up to 30 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).
Other studies suggest it may not be as helpful as once thought. Garlic may prolong bleeding and blood clotting time, so you shouldn’t take garlic or garlic supplements before surgery or with blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin.
Fiber: Taking a supplement to help you get enough daily fiber can help lower your overall cholesterol level and your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Some examples of fiber supplements are (psyllium). If you take a fiber supplement, increase the amount you take slowly. This can help prevent gas and cramping. It’s also important to drink enough liquids.
Whey protein: You can get this milk-based protein from dairy products. You can take it as a supplement, too, typically in a powder form that you can add to drinks or soft foods. Studies suggest that whey protein supplements can lower LDL and total cholesterol. If your doctor gives you the go-ahead to try one, choose a supplement that lists whey protein as its only ingredient, so you avoid things like added sugar. Also look for a label on the packaging that says NSF Certified for Sport or certified by Informed Choice, which means the product has been tested for purity.
Guggulipid: This is the gum resin of the mukul myrrh tree. It has been used in traditional ayurvedic medicine, which originated in India more than 2,000 years ago. In clinical studies done in India, guggulipid lowered blood levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. But most of these studies don’t meet the criteria for scientific validity. Also, enthusiasm for using guggulipid as a cholesterol-lowering herbal agent went down after the publication of negative results from a clinical trial in the U.S. More research is needed to find out how safe and effective this herb is.Red yeast rice:Studies show it may help lower cholesterol. At one time, it was an ingredient in the over-the-counter supplement Cholestin. But in 2001, the FDA took Cholestin off the shelf because it contained lovastatin, a compound found in the cholesterol prescription medication Mevacor. Reformulated “Cholestin” no longer has red yeast rice in it. Other supplements in the U.S. that have red yeast rice can contain only very small levels of lovastatin. The FDA does not allow promotion of red yeast rice for lowering cholesterol.
Policosanol: Produced from sugar cane, policosanol was found to be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol in several studies. Most policosanol supplements found in the U.S., including the reformulated Cholestin, contain policosanol extracted from beeswax and not the sugar cane policosanol. There is no evidence that policosanol extracted from beeswax can lower cholesterol. More studies on sugar cane policosanol are needed to find out how effective and safe it is for lowering cholesterol.
Other herbal products: The results of several studies suggest fenugreek seeds and leaves, artichoke leaf extract, yarrow, and holy basil all may help lower cholesterol. These and other commonly used herbs and spices — including ginger, turmeric, and rosemary — are being investigated for their potential beneficial effects relating to coronary disease prevention.
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