, an extract isolated from the guggul, reduced the low density cholesterol, triglyceride level and total serum cholesterol and increases HDL (Dave and Chopda 2013).
A comparative study on hypocholesterolaemic effect of allicin, whole germinated seeds of bengal gram and guggulipid
of gum gugglu.
I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol, guggulipid
, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
: A Natural Cholesterol- Lowering Agent.," Annu.
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.
A diabetic would receive nutritional therapy augmented by movement therapy (Ghi Gong, Tai Ghi, Yoga), guided interactive imagery and herbal therapy (guggulipid
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.
There are plenty of other substances with preliminary potential for helping prevent heart disease, but with less research to go on, including L-arginine, coenzyme Q-10 red yeast rice powder and guggulipid
. (Alcohol is more of a sure thing, but controversial for other reasons.) We'll keep you posted on any new research.
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 12.5%, TG by 12%, and the ratio of the TC to HDL by over 11%, whereas the cholesterol levels were unchanged in the placebo group (10).