Best Supplements to
Lower Cholesterol

If you are looking for the best supplements to lower cholesterol, there are some great options to try.

If you are looking for the best supplements to lower cholesterol, there are some great options to try.

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Getting the nutrients needed to help lower cholesterol always works better if you can get it from the foods you eat.  However, that is not always possible and thankfully, there are supplements that pull the ingredients from foods to help lower cholesterol so all you have to do is swallow a pill or a bit of liquid to gain the same benefit.  It is perfect for busy lifestyles and for those who want a little extra help in lowering the cholesterol levels without turning to prescription medications. 

Below is a list of the best supplements to naturally lower cholesterol levels in the body.

Supplements from food sources that may lower cholesterol:

  • Krill oil - like fish oil only it is a bit more gentle on the body and is one of the most effective options
  • Artichoke Extract - shows to help lower LDL cholesterol. 
  • Barley - lowers LDL cholesterol
  • Fish - fish oil contains the omega 3 that works to naturally reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Red yeast rice -helps to lower LDL cholesterol

Supplements from herbs and grains:

  • Blond psyllium - psyllium are the husks from seeds, very high in fiber, acts to help scrub out the digestive tract, but also helps to lower LDL cholesterol.
  • Flaxseed - used with grains in cooking and as supplements, helps to reduce the triglyceride levels.
  • Garlic extract - garlic helps to both lower blood pressure and cholesterol, the LDL and triglycerides.
  • Green tea extract - Green tea is high in anti-oxidants and may also help to reduce the LDL cholesterol levels.
  • Oat bran - Did you see the Cheerios commercial?  They claim that eating their cereal helps to reduce bad cholesterol.  It is because Cheerios are made from oat bran.  Oat bran can be found in supplemental form too so you don't have to swallow a bowl of cereal for the same benefit. 

Supplements found in foods also:

  • Sitostanol - This is not necessarily a natural substance, but it is not a drug either.  It is added to oral supplements to help lower LDL cholesterol, it is also found in certain foods like margarine.
  • Beta-sitosterol - like the Sitostanol, it is found in margarine and helps to lower LDL cholesterol. 

Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider to make sure all supplements are safe to take and are what your body needs.  Following a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercise should always go with taking supplements.

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