Taking Supplements to Help Lower Cholesterol
If you have had any trouble with your cholesterol levels, then you probably know how seriously your doctor takes this health risk. They will often try to help you get your cholesterol levels under control through diet and exercise first, but will eventually rely on cholesterol lowering drugs that do work.
However, not everyone is too crazy about taking medications and most are willing to look at any possible route that might help them lower their cholesterol without taking medications. One possible solution is to try out natural supplements such as Centrum Cardio to improve their cholesterol.
How does a supplement like Centrum Cardio work? Most natural supplements use the following ingredients: phytosterols, antioxidants, folic acid, and several B vitamins that all improve heart health. The main ingredient however is phytosterols which have been proven in clinical studies to absorb cholesterol.
Phytosterols do occur naturally in plants, but it takes a hefty amount of vegetables in your diet to match the dosage that produces the desired cholesterol lowering effect – about 20 lbs. if my arithmetic is correct. The good news is that you can simply take a supplement that provides the recommended 800mg of Corowise phytosterols.
Now you may be wondering exactly how do these plant sterols lower your cholesterol? The answer is pretty simple. Your body is fooled into believing that plant sterols are really cholesterol which causes your body to actually absorb less of the “real” cholesterol that you intake. Pretty clever eh?
The average performance seen in clinical studies has been ab 8% to 15% drop in LDL cholesterol levels over the short term. However, there have not been studies to determine the effects over the long term. You will definitely want to weigh your options with you doctor and let them know exactly what you are planning on taking on your own. This will help you receive the best diagnosis and care from your doctor.