Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol medications can be very hard on many people. They cause aches and pains that you normally do not have and they can be very hard on the liver. Finding a way to lower your cholesterol without the risk of these possibly dangerous medications is something that many people set as a high priority. This article will tell you just what cholesterol is and why it being at a low level is so important to your health. You will learn the dangers of the cholesterol drugs used to lower cholesterol and you will learn how to naturally lower your cholesterol.

According to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, cholesterol is “the most abundant steroid in animal tissues, especially in bile and gall stones, and present in food, especially rich in animal fats, circulates in plasma complexed to proteins of various densities and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atheroma formation in arteries.” Pathogenesis is the beginning stage of atherosclerosis which is the building of lipid [cholesterol] plaques within the structure of arteries. These plaques narrow the vessel wall thereby limiting the flow of blood.” That is of course a very dangerous thing to happen to your blood vessels because it can cause blood clot which can cause many serious health issues including heart attack.

The medications that health professionals prescribe to lower cholesterol are very expensive but more importantly can be very dangerous as well. The most common side effect of taking this type of medication is called rhabdomyolysis which is weakness and pain in the muscles. Polyneuropathy is also a side effect that causes weakness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet along with difficulty walking. Heart Failure is one of the most dangerous and life threatening side effects. Dizziness is also a known side effect.

There are also several side effects that are believed to be linked to cholesterol medications but it is not proven at this time. Cognitive Impairment is one of the believed side effects which is the Deficiency in ability to think, perceive, reason or remember. In every single study that has been performed on rodents given the cholesterol medications, cancer has appeared. Pancreatic Rot and Depression have also been linked to this type of medication.

So now that you know what Cholesterol is and the dangers of the medications used to lower it, let’s look at how you can lower your cholesterol naturally without those medications. Exercise is the number one way to lower and control the cholesterol level in your body. When you exercise your body uses energy which comes from the sugars, fats and proteins in your body. This means that the fats must be converted into useable energy and that causes the liver to step up and make good cholesterol, HDL. The HDL then goes around in your body and “picks up” the bad cholesterol, LDL.

A healthy diet is very important as well. Soluble fiber is very important and can be found in beans and grains. The Soluble fiber actually binds the cholesterol and removes it from your body. Limiting your intake of animal fat is also very important because cholesterol is the most abundant steroid in animal tissues. Inositol is time-released niacin in the no-flush form. Niacin is a main player in cellular metabolism. If one is low in niacin, then the energy reactions do not go forward. If they do not go forward, lipids accumulate which is directly tied to high levels of cholesterol. Many of the statin drugs for cholesterol have Red Yeast Rice in it and they are made directly from it. You can take red yeast rice in its natural state and it works very well by limiting the cholesterol level from moving forward. Sugar wax, Policosanol, is also very good because it does not turn off the cholesterol forming reaction as strongly as statin drugs as our bodies do need some cholesterol formed

There are a couple of supplement that are also known to work to help lower cholesterol. As with any supplement though, to get the full benefit you must have the right diet and exercise to make it work properly. One of the best known natural supplements of lowering cholesterol is Bio Lipotrol. This has Red Yeast Rice, Inositol, Policosanol and Guggal Gum extract. Fish Oil and Omega 3 Fatty acids are also great and very cost efficient as well. You can get this in pill form or by eating fish several times a week. Not only does Fish Oil help with cholesterol level, it can also help prevent heart diseases as well.

As you have seen here, there are many things you can do to lower cholesterol on your own without the dangers of medications. Of course diet and exercise are the most important and can be very helpful on their own, especially of someone who usually does not exercise or eat right. The dietary supplements are also a great way to help your body lower the bad cholesterol level in your body.

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