The challenge with cholesterol, like many things in life, is balance. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) deposits cholesterol along the lining of arteries, leading to the formation of cholesterol plaque and infl ammation. Eventually, plaques thicken, leading to narrowing of the arteries known as atherosclerosis. Lifestyle tips for reducing LDL cholesterol include losing excess weight, exercising regularly and limiting intake of dietary saturated fat. Perhaps not surprising, reducing LDL cholesterol also boost HDL cholesterol. Be sure you include soluble fiber in your meals to reduce LDL levels. Soluble fiber is naturally present in oatmeal, apples, barley and kidney beans. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oil also promote healthy arteries and blood pressure.
- NIACIN: A water-soluble B vitamin, niacin helps convert carbohydrates into fuel, and helps the body use fats and protein. Niacin is crucial for absorption of chromium.
- CHROMIUM POLYNICONATE: This bioavailable form of chromium supports healthy metabolism and storage of carbohydrates, fats and protein.
- POLICOSANOL: These very long chain aliphatic alcohols derived from the wax constituent of plants help to support healthy cholesterol levels for those already within the normal range.
- FO TI ROOT: Glycosides from this root also help to support healthy cholesterol levels for those already within the normal range.