When it comes down to reducing cholesterol there are two options that you can choose from. The first option for reducing cholesterol is to use statin drugs. If your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol, you can help lower it by changing your diet.
These are incredibly popular drugs and have been used for quite a long time now, and although they are effective they also carry a few dangers to your health too. The reason they carry dangerous side effects is because they work by inhibiting the cholesterol creating enzyme in your liver, this in itself is not too bad unfortunately though there is another enzyme which also gets inhibited and this enzyme is known as CoQ10.
CoQ10 is an incredibly important enzyme for the body as it is the source of energy for every single cell that you have. Long term deprivation of it can lead to some pretty nasty conditions including severe muscle pain and weakness, and we have to remember that your heart is a muscle too.
The second option for reducing cholesterol is of course to go down the natural treatment route. There are many ways that you can do this; for instance exercising more, cutting out foods that contain Trans fats, increasing your omega3 intake.
To achieve everything that we have listed an effective supplement must contain the following nutrients:-
Policosanol – A key nutrient that reduces cholesterol production (Tests have found this to be as effective as statins)
Theaflavins – This nutrient reduces the amount of oxidized cholesterol