Mayo Clinic Suggests Supplements for Lowering Cholesterol
Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The prestigious Mayo Clinic has just recently posted an article about how one may lower cholesterol without prescription medication. In addition to exercising, taking a daily supplement is one of the most provident options available for lowering your bad cholesterol levels. The best bit of the article is a fantastic chart which gives an overview of effects, side effects, and recommended dosage for all the primary supplements they think might be helpful. Examples:



Cholesterol-lowering supplement What it does Side effects and drug interactions Usual suggested doses
Artichoke extract May reduce total cholesterol and LDL, or "bad," cholesterol May cause gas or an allergic reaction 1,800 to 1,920 milligrams a day, divided into 2 to 3 doses
Barley May reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol None 3 grams barley oil extract or 30 grams barley bran flour a day


The story goes on to discuss Beta-sitosterol, Blond psyllium, Fish oil, Flaxseed, Garlic extract, Oat Bran, Red Yeast Rice, and Sitostanol as well. An absolute must read (and bookmark) for anyone with cholesterol concerns.

Check out the full article here and let us if you have any personal experiences concerning these supplements and cholesterol reduction by commenting below.

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