In addition to reducing saturated fat intake and increasing the intake of soluble fiber, supplements that include gamma-tocopherol, pantethine, plant sterols, the carotenoid lycopene, red yeast rice, the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 and extracts of artichoke, amla, garlic, green tea and pomegranate help support healthy levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad” cholesterol.
In addition to maintaining already-healthy cholesterol levels, theaflavins have been shown to protect against LDL oxidation and favorably promote endothelial function, thus helping to maintain healthy circulation.
Amla, an extract of Indian gooseberry contains tannins that have been shown to promote endothelial function and help maintain healthy levels of all three key blood lipids—LDL, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides—as well as C-reactive protein.
With regular blood tests, modified diet and supportive supplements you can maintain a healthy cholesterol level in check.
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