Written by April Reinhardt (last updated September 6, 2019)
A waxy steroid found in the cell membranes of all animals, cholesterol is essential to sustain life. However, high levels of cholesterol can cause cardiovascular disease and other significant health risks. If you've been advised by your doctor to lower your cholesterol, here are some natural ways to reduce the bad cholesterol associated with health risks:
With your doctor's approval, you may also consider taking natural supplements to help reduce your cholesterol. Some supplements found to be effective in the treatment of high cholesterol are Chromium, grape seed extract, Carnitine, B Vitamins, garlic, Coenzyme Q10, red yeast rice, and Pantothine. Your health practitioner may provide you with a more comprehensive list. Fiber has been proven to bind with cholesterol in the small intestine, preventing cholesterol absorption in the bloodstream. Eating a diet rich in fiber, or taking fiber supplements, may help lower cholesterol.
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