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1.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: 99%
 
2.Stanols/Sterols
Stanols/sterols are compounds found in some types of plants. They have been used to lower cholesterol. Stanols/sterols can be taken by eating soybean oil, margarine spreads, and some salad dressings. They can also be taken as a pill. 3 to 5 grams daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and...
Score: 94%
 
3.Berberine
Berberine is a yellow compound found in plants like Oregon grape and barberry. It has been used to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood fat levels. Berberine can be taken as a pill or powder. 500 milligrams 1 to 2 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatm...
Score: 93%
 
4.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: 93%
 
5.Green Tea
Green tea is a bitter tea made from the leaves of a small shrub. Green tea has been used to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI). Green tea is steeped and can be made into a hot or cold beverage. It can also be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. 3 cups daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be f...
Score: 93%
 
6.Carob
Carob refers to the bitter seeds that come from the pods of a tropical tree. The seed has been used to ease symptoms of diarrhea, lower cholesterol, and help control blood glucose. Carob can be taken as a seed, powder, or pill. It can also be made into a syrup, extract, or tea. 5 grams 2 to 3 times daily. Editorial process and description of eviden...
Score: 93%
 
7.Black Tea
Black tea is a bitter tea made from the leaves of a small shrub. It has been used to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and improve alertness. Black tea can also be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. 2 to 3 cups per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Edi...
Score: 92%
 
8.Hibiscus
Hibiscus is a bright red flower that is often used in juices and flavorings. The leaves and flower have been used to lower cholesterol and ease swelling in the body. Hibiscus can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. It can also be used as an oil or made into a tea. Hibiscus can also be put on the skin as a cream or lotion. 150 to 250 milligrams ...
Score: 91%
 
9.Krill Oil
Krill oil is oil that comes from small ocean crustaceans called krill. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids. It has been used to lower cholesterol, ease joint pain, and boost brain function. It can be taken as a capsule. 1 to 3 grams daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Tre...
Score: 91%
 
10.Garlic
Garlic is an herb that is used in cooking and baking. It has also been used to lower blood pressure and help the body fight illness. Garlic can be eaten as a paste, powder, pill, or extract. It can also be made into a tea, eaten plain, or applied to the skin. 300 milligrams 2 to 3 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories...
Score: 91%
 

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