By Jim Price, CEO, Cholesterade®
Exercise and controlled nutrition are the best and the most effective ways to fight cholesterol. Unfortunately, genetics can dictate the way your body will behave, and you might run into difficulties trying to stay in good condition. It might occur that, no matter how hard you work out, or how healthy your diet is, the level of cholesterol remains high. Fortunately, there’s a solution.
There are a plethora of nutritional supplements out there that are efficient in fighting cholesterol. Some of them are more successful, while others are not as much. We did our research and chose four best supplements to share with you.
- Omega 3 Supplements
Omega 3 fatty acids are healthy fats that are good for your heart, brain, and overall condition. They also lower the risk of heart disease and reduce the level of triglycerides. One of the most excellent benefits is that they help to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? Sadly, your body can’t create these acids, so you need to get them from your diet. Omega 3 supplements come in capsules, and you can buy them in any pharmacy.
Niacin is more of a drug than a food supplement and is taken in doses of 1-3 grams a day. The way it helps is by lowering LDL, or, so-called, “bad cholesterol” while boosting HDL, or “good cholesterol” at the same time. If you thought that there’s some magic to it, there isn’t. This medication is nothing more than a B vitamin and available at pharmacies. Niacin is often prescribed primarily for people with low HDL and those with elevated triglycerides.
Invented by the creator of Gatorade, Dr. J. Robert Cade, this product lowers cholesterol levels in as little as eight weeks. It reduces LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL. At the same time, Cholesterade® is gluten-free, GMO-free, and is suitable for vegans and it tastes great. You can choose among three fruit flavors, mix it with water and drink it twice a day.
- Red Yeast Rice Extract
For hundreds of years, red rice has been a heart remedy in China. It wasn’t until recently that the western scientists derived its extract by fermenting red rice and turned it into a supplement. Its key component is monacolin K, a compound that lowers cholesterol production in the liver. The right dosage can vary depending on the process of fermentation used, so if you decide to use red yeast extract, be careful and ask for your doctor’s advice.
To sum it up, problems with cholesterol can be severe, so it would be better to prevent them than fight them when they appear. Sometimes it is necessary to take medications or nutrition supplements to secure good health and a happy future. But remember: no matter how determined or informed you are, don’t forget to consult your doctor before taking any of the products.
And if you want to learn more about Cholesterade, please visit cholesterade.com.
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