Resveratrol, turmeric, beta-carotene, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, arginine, red yeast rice, policosanol
, hawthorn extract and vitamins such as C, B, E and folic acid have been promoted to reduce heart disease due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and risk factor-lowering effects.
Effect of Omega-3 and Policosanol
Supplementation on Attention and Reactivity in Athletes.
Cholesterol-lowering effects of policosanol
Phytosterols with (worthless) policosanol
in a chewable wafer.
Red yeast rice, policosanol
and berberine may target the HMG-CoA enzyme, reducing cholesterol synthesis, whilst berberine also targets triglyceride (TG) synthesis and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) liver uptake.
I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol
, guggulipid, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
180 subjects (83 females and 97 males) with mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia, (range of total cholesterol between 200 and 290 mg/dl), mild hypertension (no antihypertensive drug therapy; 140159/90-99 mm Hg systolic/diastolic blood pressure), in which low-fat diet for three months did not achieve the treatment goal, were treated also with monacolin K of red rice (10 mg, 90% in policosanol
per day) and fiber glucomannan (3 g per day) for 24 weeks.
Key elements of this "proprietary cosmeceutical blend" include policosanol
, derived from sugar cane; coleus oil, a minty ingredient similar to tea tree oil; monolaurin, the popular coconut oil; and vitex oil, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial.
staminensis together with the combination of policosanol
, red yeast rice extract, berberine, folic acid and coenzyme Q10 have indicated an effective control of high blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome, thus may be served as a antihypertensive agent .
Other blood thinning herbs/foods that have the potential to increase the blood thinning effects of aspirin, warfarin or clopidogrel, if taken at high supplemental doses include: aloe vera, carnitine, chamomile, chondroitin, cinnamon, CoQ10, cranberry, devil's claw, dong quai, feverfew, garlic, ginger, gingko, ginseng, glucosamine, goji, grape seed extract, green tea, krill oil, policosanol
, saw palmetto, turmeric, willow bark.
There are numerous supplements that can lower your cholesterol, including two I've used with my patients: Advanced Cholesterol Formula with LDL-lowering policosanol
and Circutol (a total heart health formula).
Antiatherosclerotic efficacy of policosanol
, red yeast rice extract and astaxanthin in the rabbit.