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1.Stanols/Sterols
Stanols are substances that occur naturally in various plants. Their cholesterol-lowering effects were first observed in animals in the 1950s. Since then, a substantial amount of research suggests that plant stanols (usually modified into stanol esters) can help to lower cholesterol in individuals with normal or mildly to moderately elevated levels...
Score: 99%
 
2.High Cholesterol
One of the most significant discoveries in preventive medicine is that elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood accelerate /tnp/pg000262 doc 21500 atherosclerosis , a condition commonly known as hardening of the arteries. Along with /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 high blood pressure , inactivity, /tnp/condition/cigarette doc 35542 smoking , and /tnp/co...
Score: 98%
 
3.Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice is a traditional Chinese substance made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus over rice. Various formulations of this product have been used in China since at least 800 AD as a food and also as a medicinal substance within the context of /tnp/therapy/tchm doc 37410 Traditional Chinese Herbal medicine . This ancient...
Score: 92%
 
4.Alfalfa
Alfalfa is one of the earliest cultivated plants, used for centuries for feeding livestock. This probably is true in part because it is easy to grow, thrives in many varied climates throughout the world, and provides an excellent protein-rich food source for cattle, horses, sheep, and other animals. The name alfalfa comes from the Arabian al-fac-fa...
Score: 90%
 
5.Psyllium
Psyllium is a fiber that comes from a plant called Plantago ovata (blonde psyllium). The plant has tiny, gel-coated seeds. Psyllium is found in the seeds husk. Psyllium is soluble, meaning that it can dissolve in water. When preparing psyllium for commercial use, the seeds are first harvested and cleaned. In some formulations, the husks are separa...
Score: 89%
 
6.Statin Drugs
The statin drugs, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are the most popular and powerful medications for /tnp/pg000293 22378 doc improving cholesterol profile . They work by interfering with HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme necessary for the body's manufacture of cholesterol. Drugs in this family include: The herb chaparral ( Larrea tr...
Score: 88%
 
7.Gamma Oryzanol
Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of substances derived from rice bran oil, including sterols and ferulic acid. It has been approved in Japan for several conditions, including menopausal symptoms, mild anxiety, stomach upset, and high cholesterol. In the US, it is widely used as a sports supplement, as well as for reducing cholesterol. However, there is...
Score: 88%
 
8.Pantothenic Acid and Pantethine
The body uses pantothenic acid (better known as vitamin B 5 ) to make proteins as well as other important chemicals needed to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Pantothenic acid is also used in the manufacture of hormones, red blood cells, and acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter (signal carrier between nerve cells). As a su...
Score: 87%
 
9.High Triglycerides
Triglycerides belong to a group of fat-related substances called lipids. An increase in levels of certain lipids a condition called hyperlipidemia contributes to heart disease. To test for hyperlipidemia, physicians rely on blood tests called lipid profiles that measure triglycerides as well as two types of the lipid cholesterol: low-density lipo...
Score: 87%
 
10.Policosanol
Policosanol is a mixture of waxy substances generally manufactured from sugarcane. It contains about 60% octacosanol, along with many related chemicals. In some cases, the terms octacosanol and policosanol are used interchangeably. Numerous studies have reported�that sugarcane policosanol can substantially improve cholesterol profile, with an effi...
Score: 87%
 

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