I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol, guggulipid
, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
The LipidShield Plus formula includes natural ingredients Guggulipid
, Red Yeast Rice, Niacin, Policosanol, phytosterols and stanols, and selenomethionine.
Searches of Medline and PubMed (1965-March 2006) were conducted using the key terms omega 3 fatty acids, policosanol, plant stanols and sterols, flaxseed, red yeast rice, guggulipid
, garlic, fiber, almonds and cholesterol and/or lipids.
INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: Citrus aurantium, caffeine, cayenne powder, green tea extract, bitter melon extract, guggulipid
, Siberian ginseng, liquorice root plus others.
LONDON -- The 2,500-year-old guggulipid
story isn't over yet.
is a waxy substance used extensively in India for the heart.
An extract from the resin, called guggulipid
, has been used to treat high levels of harmful cholesterol and triglycerides in India since 1987 and is available in health food stores in the West.
PowerThin Phase II is comprised of natural ingredients such as: Green Leaf Extract, Yerba Mate Leaf, Vinpocetine, Yohimbe, Guggulipid
, L-Tyrosine and White Willow Bark.
A 1994 study of 61 patients (31 in the guggulipid
group and 30 in the placebo group) found that guggulipid
taken at a dose of 50 mg twice daily for 24 weeks decreased TC by nearly 12%, LDL by 12.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania gave 67 men and women with high cholesterol one or two grams a day of a standardized guggul extract called guggulipid
is a traditional treatment in India for arthritis and obesity, and is widely used there to treat hypercholesterolemia.
A study published in the August 13, 2003 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled "Herbal Extract Not Effective in Treating High Cholesterol" found guggulipid
, an herbal extract, did not reduce cholesterol levels.