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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.Beta-Glucan
Beta-glucan is a nutrient found in oats, barley, and some mushrooms. It can also be taken as a pill or powder. Beta-glucan has been used to lower cholesterol and to help the body fight illness. 3 to 15 grams once per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Editorial...
Score: 92%
 
4.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%
 
5.Barberry
Barberry is a plant that is grown in Asia, North America, and Europe. Its leaves and berries can be turned into a juice, powder, pill, or used as a cream. It is often taken with milk thistle to help lower cholesterol. 500 milligrams 1 to 2 times per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural an...
Score: 89%
 
6.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%
 
7.Artichoke
Artichoke is a common plant that has been used to help lower cholesterol. It can be cooked and eaten. It can also be taken as an extract, pill, or powder. 300 milligrams of extract, 2 to 3 times per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Editorial Process EBSCO NAT...
Score: 88%
 
8.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%
 
9.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%
 
10.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%
 

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