Cholesterol Support combines powerful and proven cholesterol-lowering ingredients to support healthy cholesterol levels. When combined with proper diet and exercise, Cholesterol Support may help to reduce high cholesterol.
A mineral directly involved with the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates in the body, chromium plays a role in lipid metabolism. Studies have found that 150-1000 mcg per day of Chromium decreased total and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and increased concentrations of apolipoprotein A (a component of HDL cholesterol) in subjects with atherosclerosis or elevated cholesterol. Cholesterol Support contains 200 mcg of Chromium.
Long revered for its flavor and medicinal properties alike, garlic is one of the most popular substances on earth. Garlic has been found to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol by 10-20 points. Scientists believe that one reason for this is that, as garlic is a proven antioxidant, it may help to keep LDL cholesterol from being oxidized.
Diets high in fiber have long been known to reduce overall levels of cholesterol. A soluble fiber used sometimes as a thickening agent, Guar Gum is one of the few soluble fibers found to aid in the reduction cholesterol levels.
Guggul extract is derived from the gum resin of the small, thorny mukul tree of India's semi-arid plains. It has been recommended for the treatment of arthritis, hypercholesterolemia, nodulocystic acne, and obesity and is one of the primary therapeutic substances used in Ayurvedic medicine to prevent atherosclerosis, a condition where the arterial walls become lined with plaque. Guggul has been found to be effective in lowering levels of both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. In trials lasting one to three months, cholesterol levels were reduced by 14-27% and triglycerides by 22-30%.
Reducing cholesterol can be as easy as making a few lifestyle changes, including:
Diet. If you're concerned about high cholesterol it's important that you limit your consumption of animal products, especially red meat and most dairy products. Replace them with high fiber whole grains, fruits and vegetables and your diet makeover could quickly become a cholesterol makeover.
Exercise. Exercise is also extremely important in the prevention and reduction of high cholesterol. For the treatment of high cholesterol, make sure you participate in some form of aerobic exercise every day (a simple walk before of after dinner is a great start). If you're trying to stave off high cholesterol, areobic exercise 3-5 days a week is usually sufficient.
Quitting smoking. Cigarette smoking increases LDL cholesterol, lowers "good" HDL cholesterol, and contributes to the hardening of the arteries, creating a tripple-wammy against even your best efforts to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Getting help. When embarking on any kind of lifestyle change it is always important to have the support of your doctor as well as your loved ones. And if you remind them that prevention is key when it comes to cholesterol, your loved ones may just want to join you.