How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally Without Medication?

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Supplements

There are many ways about how to lower cholesterol naturally, but I will stick to the 2 main ways which I used to lower my cholesterol naturally without drugs. Yes I did have high cholesterol but I was successful in lowering cholesterol without medication & drugs. I used 2 primary ways

1. Nutritional Supplements. 2. Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC).

Below I have described how to lower cholesterol naturally without medication and drugs by outlining nutritional supplements you can take and then various Lifestyle changes you should implement.

I have tried to keep things very simple and easily understandable. Rest assured that within the next 5 to 10 minutes you will have a good idea of how to lower cholesterol naturally and then you can work your plan and start lowering cholesterol without medication & drugs.

1. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Nutritional Supplements.

There are clinically proven supplements that will help lower your lower cholesterol safely and effectively. As you'll see we are not anymore in that stage where nutritional supplements are recommended by friends, but there is solid proof and science backing up the claims on how to lower cholesterol naturally through supplements.

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I personally used a supplement called Choleslo to lower my cholesterol naturally. I also do apply some of the TLC's principles outlined in the second part of this article.

As you'll notice below, there are many proven supplements that lower cholesterol naturally, like Policosanol, Red Yeast Rice, Garlic, Guggul etc. Each of them seperately lowers cholesterol naturally, but in an effective and scientific combination they lower cholesterol much more effectively.

1.1. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Policosanol.

Policosanol has been subject to numerous clinical trials, which have proven its effectiveness on how to lower cholesterol naturally.

Policosanol works by helping the liver control its production and breakdown of cholesterol. Clinical studies show that policosanol is as effective as prescription drugs on how to lower cholesterol naturally, without side effects.

For example, in a study of 53 diabetic patients, policosanol lowered total cholesterol by 14.2 percent, LDL (bad) cholesterol 20.4 percent and even raised the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol by 7.5 percent.

1.2. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Gugulipid.

Guggulipid is an ancient herb from India. Many clinical trials have proven its efficacy on how to lower cholesterol naturally and also it is one of the few substances that can effectively lower triglycerides.

In fact, these trials have shown this herb to be more effective in lowering cholesterol than the modern statin drugs, but without side effects. Statin drugs however, do not lower triglycerides.

1.3. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Garlic.

In a large study of 220 patients, the garlic group took 800 milligrams of a powdered garlic for four months. This group experienced a 12 percent drop in cholesterol and a 17 percent drop in triglycerides. The placebo group had little change.

1.4. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Flax Seed.

Flaxseed is a whole grain that can be found in health food stores and some supermarkets.

In one study by Bahram Arjmandi, Ph.D., of Oklahoma State University, supplements of ground flax seed were given to 38 women with extremely high cholesterol levels were given bread and muffins containing 38 g of either sunflower or flaxseed four times daily.

After six weeks, flaxseed result on how to lower cholesterol naturally was: total cholesterol was reduced by 6.9 percent and LDL (bad) cholesterol by 14.7 percent.

1.5. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Yeast Rice.

Red yeast rice has profound effects to lower cholesterol naturally. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

It demonstrates that "red yeast rice significantly reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and total triacylglycerol concentrations compared with placebo and provides a new, novel, food-based approach to lowering cholesterol in the general population."

The company that scientifically proved how to lower cholesterol naturally with red yeast rice is Pharmanex.

It discovered that red yeast rice contains a number of active compounds, including lovastatin, the ingredient in the hugely successful prescription drug Mevacor.

This helped to explain Mevacor's success on how to lower cholesterol, but it was also the start of a tale of woe and intrigue for the company, which put red yeast rice in pill form and named it Cholestin.

Instead of supporting a company that was spending money to standardize, sterilize and study its natural remedy, the FDA decided Cholestin was an "unapproved drug" on how to lower cholesterol and tried to ban it.

As I mentioned before I used (and still use) Choleslo to lower my cholesterol naturally. The reason I believe it worked so well, is because it contains many of the above ingredients like Policosanol, Red Yeast Rice, Garlic and Guggul. Each of them seperately lowers cholesterol naturally, but in Choleslo they are combined in an effective and scientific combination. This may help to lower cholesterol very effectively.

For example one ingredient that helps lower cholesterol as mentioned above is Red Yeast Rice. What I need to add to that, is that the extract must be exactly 2.5%, otherwise it will be causing other effects. And that's what is found in Choleslo - 2.5%.

You can find out more about Choleslo here.
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2. How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC).

Lifestyle changes are sometimes difficult to make. It's hard breaking a habit after all. However, knowing what you need to change is the first step towards that change.

Watch your diet and food.

Fitting in the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables (2 of one group and 3 of the other) helps take the place of some of the more processed snacks. Fruits and vegetables are mostly fat free. Maintain a diet that is made of 2/3 of vegetables and fruits and 1/3 of other foods.

Latest research suggest that cholesterol lowering foods such as avocados, almonds, olive oil, soy beans, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, chili peppers, oat bran, beans (kidney, pintos, black, navy, etc.), onions, fatty fish, and flax seed play a crucial role in lowering LDL and sometimes raising HDL levels.

Quit Smoking

Ingredients in cigarette smoke are extremely oxidizing. High cholesterol is particularly dangerous when it is oxidized. Smokers have much higher need for antioxidants.

The B Complex vitamins, including 2 forms of vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid and nicotinamide), can reduce nicotine cravings.

Exercise and Lose Weight.

Everyone knows that the keys to good cardiovascular health are exercise and maintaining your ideal weight. Just a few minutes per day can increase your level of high-density lipoproteins (HDL or "good" cholesterol).

Just 10 minutes of exercise first thing in the morning can increase your metabolic rate for the rest of the day. Drinking water so that you are fully hydrated can increase your metabolic rate 24 hours per day.

All the Best

Artin Vaqari
Founder
All About Lowering Cholesterol
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