Cholesterol

While cholesterol gets a bad rap and high cholesterol can be dangerous, your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells

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L-Arginine

L-Arginine for healthy cholesterol levels?

A study was done to evaluate the effects of L-arginine on total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and here’s what they found…

L-arginine supplementation led to a significant reduction in the total serum cholesterol levels, plus…

LDL cholesterol and triglycerides also decreased while the HDL cholesterol showed significant elevation after the therapy.

L-arginine administration was found to improve the lipid profile of the subjects in the study and could be used as a preventive measure for the onset of high cholesterol. [1]

2
Beet Root

Packed with powerful antioxidants and beneficial nutrients beet-root has been shown to be beneficial for your health and it’s even been reported to lower blood pressure, but that’s not all.

In a 15-day study on the effects of beet-root on cholesterol levels, Beet-root juice supplementation beneficially influenced lipid profiles by significantly increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and decreasing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared with baseline value meaning…

It boosted the good cholesterol and reduced the bad cholesterol. [2]

3
Coenzyme Q10

A total of eight trials were conducted to look into the effects of CoQ10 on cholesterol levels. 

The findings showed that CoQ10 significantly decreased total cholesterol and increased HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) levels. 

Levels of CoQ10 in your body decrease as you age so it may be a “must-have” addition to your daily supplementation regimen. [3]

4
Pomegranate

With nearly three times as many antioxidants as green tea or red wine, pomegranate is an antioxidant powerhouse!

Antioxidants are thought to provide several heart-protecting benefits, including reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol. [4]

5
Flax Seed Powder

More like Flax Seed Power!

Based on the beneficial effects of flaxseed on cardiovascular risk factors,  flaxseed consumption can be considered useful for reducing lipid profiles. In fact…

In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial participants with unhealthy cholesterol levels were randomly allocated to a flaxseed powder group and placebo group, and…

Researchers found a significant reduction in lipid profiles (triglycerides, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) within flaxseed group in comparison with the placebo group. [5]

6
L-Carnitine

L-carnitine can reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol levels and especiallly in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Researches conducted a study  to evaluate the efficacy of L-carnitine on the reduction of  LDL cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes, and..

At the end of the study, the L-carnitine-treated patients showed significant improvements compared with the placebo group. [6]

7
L-Taurine

A 2014 study showed  that taurine helped slow the progression of atherosclerosis in animals which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes, and…

A 2017 study investigated the effects of taurine supplements and exercise in people with heart failure. 

People who exercised before and after taking taurine for 2 weeks showed lower levels of blood cholesterol and inflammation. [7]

8
Alpha Lipoic Acid

High blood cholesterol is a major cardiovascular disease risk factor and is responsive to diet and lifestyle.

 Lowering total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides and raising HDL (good cholesterol) levels is the most desirable state for protection against CVD, but can be difficult to achieve through diet and exercise alone.

There is emerging evidence of reduced LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides and increased HDL (good cholesterol), by alpha lipoic acid when used alone or in combination with other dietary supplements. And, ALA may be an effective strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. [8]

9
Inositol

Inositol significantly decreases triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels, and… 

In a meta-analysis of multiple studies on people with metabolic syndrome (Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes). 

These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

Those in the studied who used Inositol significantly decreased their triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol levels. [9]

10
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

A double-blinded randomized trial following 216 men and women with high LDL “bad” cholesterol and  triglycerides were given supplements of 400 mg of Pantothenic Acid daily for 8 weeks. 

After 8 weeks, they had a 33% reduction in triglycerides compared with baseline levels. Total cholesterol also decreased, and HDL cholesterol increased from baseline. [10]

11
Vitamin B12

Three independent clinical studies showed that low vitamin B12 status was associated with higher total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and cholesterol-to-HDL ratio. [11]

12
Vitamin C

Supplementation with  vitamin C, for a minimum of 4 weeks, can result in a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations. [12]

13
Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplementation appears to have a beneficial effect on reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. [13]

14
Chromium

In a study of chromium, researchers found that levels of total cholesterol, and LDL (bad cholesterol) decreased significantly while the subjects were ingesting chromium picolinate. 

The HDL (good cholesterol) level was elevated slightly and these observations show that chromium picolinate is efficacious in lowering blood lipids in humans. [14]

14
Zinc

In a meta-analysis on the effects of Zinc supplementation on cholesterol it was found that Zinc supplementation significantly reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and…

May have the potential to reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis related morbidity and mortality. [15]

16
Boron

Thirteen healthy women consumed diets higher in boron than their routine diet for one month. 

When their  boron concentrations increased, significant changes were found and their LDL, VLDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels decreased significantly.[16]

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4577515/
[2] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281576067_Beetroot_Juice_Supplementation_Increases_High_Density_Lipoprotein-Cholesterol_and_Reduces_Oxidative_Stress_in_Physically_Active_Individuals
[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30296936/
[4] https://www.drugs.com/mcf/pomegranate-juice-can-it-lower-cholesterol
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941378/
[6] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19056606/
[7] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326714#benefits-and-risks
[8] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22607646/
[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5968598/
[10] https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pantothenic-acid-vitamin-b5/
[11] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25763114/
[12] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682928/
[13] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31407792/
[14] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1002252/
[15] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4523910/
[16] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31109611/

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