Cholesterol and other blood fats
by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.
Along with medication there are nutrients clinically proven to benefit individuals with cholesterol and triglyceride imbalances.
Niacin is a form of B3 that lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Improves the levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol. The timed release version decreases the blushing effect seen in standard versions of niacin.
Policosanol is an extract from sugar cane wax that supplies a combination of cosinols that safely help lower LDL (bad cholesterol).
Red Yeast Rice; clinical studies show benefit in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) and raising HDL (good cholesterol) along with helping to improve Triglycerides.
Sterols have been the focus of numerous human studies. Taking Sterols just before a meal competes with cholesterol reducing its absorption. Benefits to lowering LDL-cholesterol can start to be seen within two weeks in many cases.