Cholesterol and supplements

«Supplements and cholesterol

Omega-3 and cholesterol supplements

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids found mainly in fish, flax seeds and related oils. Mackerel, salmon, blue fish in general and cod liver oil are particularly rich in it.

Omega-3s can be useful for reducing cardiovascular risk, blood pressure and blood triglycerides.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 1-3 grams per day.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10

The powerful antioxidant action of these substances can protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals and hypercholesterolemia, preventing the oxidation of LDL.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 100-1500 mg (vitamin C), 200-400 IU (vitamin E), 20-100 mg (coenzyme Q10).


It is a plant sterol that can reduce the intestinal absorption of cholesterol.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 0.8 - 6 grams per day, divided into small doses to be taken 30 minutes before meals.

Policosanols and cholesterol

Policosanols are natural substances present in various vegetable waxes and in particular in sugar cane. These substances, properly extracted and purified, help to decrease bad LDL cholesterol and increase the good one. Policosanol supplements should not be taken by people who are taking blood thinning medications.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 5-10 mg twice a day

Resveratrol and cholesterol

Resveratrol is a substance contained in grape skin and in very small quantities in red wine. Since it is impossible to ensure the necessary quantities by drinking wine (it would take several liters per day), it is marketed in the form of a supplement.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE:> 25 mg / day.

Polyphenols and cholesterol

Polyphenols are a "broad category of antioxidant substances found in plants. These include tea catechins, the aforementioned resveratrol and onion quercetin. The protection against LDL oxidation makes them potentially useful for reducing the effect." harmful to high cholesterol.


Together with the cholesterol-lowering and hypotiglycerid-lowering activity, garlic exhibits an important anti-platelet, anti-thrombotic and normalizing action on blood pressure. Garlic-based supplements should not be taken by those on anticoagulant drugs.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 900 mg of garlic powder standardized to 0.6% allicin.


Among the lovers of alternative medicine, guggul gum is considered an excellent remedy to rebalance the values ​​of plasma lipids and in particular of LDL cholesterol.

Normally recommended daily DOSAGE: 3-6 grams per day

Fermented red rice

Fermented red rice is obtained by fermentation of common cooking rice (Oryza sativa) by a particular microorganism called "red yeast" (Genus Monascus and species purpureus).

Through fermentation, this yeast enriches the rice with a group of substances called "monacolins", which have been scientifically attributed a marked cholesterol-lowering activity.

Daily DOSAGE is to be agreed with the doctor, especially when choosing concentrated dry extracts. The monacolins of fermented red rice (RYR), used as food supplements, in fact, have a low level of safety when used in doses of 10 mg / day. There have also been single reports of serious adverse reactions to monacolins of the RYR at doses of 3 mg / day.

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