Natural statins are still stains

So Cholesterol must have similar side effects. How about a low-fat, high fiber vegan diet like that advocated by Drs Neal Bernard and Joel Fuhrman?

I think that would work better with better overall health results than taking natural or synthetic statins

Hallo dear Sir/ Madam,

Statins are the most prescribed drugs in treating increased levels of cholesterol.

However, due to its numerous and significant side effects such as :headache, insomnia, skin flushing, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle tenderness, diarrhea, bloating, memory loss, mental confusion, increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, myositis, rhabdomyolysis which can lead to acute kidney failure etc.

More and more people are searching new, more natural ways to treat and control increased levels of cholesterol in blood.

Some of the more efficient natural supplements in lower cholesterol levels called else “the natural statins” are described below.

1. Red yeast rice- it is a product of the yeast that grows in rice. Its active ingredient is called monacolins, which block the production of cholesterol.

Monacolins is also a product found in statin drugs such as Lovastatin and Mevinolin.

According to reliable studies, red yeast rice lowers cholesterol levels from 10 to 33 %. It is also used to treat diarrhea and heartburn, apart from hypercholesterolemia.

2. Psyllium- it is a herb which is commonly used to treat constipation, due to its large amount
of fiber.

There is evidence that the intake of blond Psyllium by mouth decreases the levels of LDL cholesterol in people with hypercholesterolemia.

The daily doses recommended for lowering cholesterol levels are 10-12 mg per day.

3. Fenugreek- It is a plant found in Western Asia and in some parts of Europe. It has a long history of being used to treat various medical conditions, including high levels of cholesterol.

For medical purposes, Fenugreek is disposable in various forms such as Fenugreek spice, powder, concentrated pills or liquid supplements, in form of teas etc.

4. Fish oil- the active ingredient of fish oil is Omega-3 fatty acid. It lowers the levels of LDL- cholesterol and also provides protection against heart diseases. Sardines, herrings, tuna, salmon, mackerel are some fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid.

Some reliable studies have concluded that the daily intake of Avocados also lowers LDL-cholesterol levels. An avocado diet can lead to significant reduction of LDL-cholesterol.

It is important to understand that the “natural statins” do not have the side effects of the statin drugs. They are safe using, as long as able in lowering your cholesterol numbers.

If you feel comfortable having avocado instead, feel free to continue having it.

“The rule” about using natural supplements, is experimentation. You should try some, in order to find which works best for you.

Dr Albana

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