Ways to Help Lower Your High Cholesterol Naturally

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat (lipid) which is produced by the liver and is crucial for normal body functioning.

What does your body use Cholesterol for?

  1. Cholesterol builds and maintains cell membranes (outer layer), it prevents crystallization of hydrocarbons in the membrane.
  2. It is essential for determining which molecules can pass into the cell and which cannot.
  3. It insulates nerve fibers.
  4. It is important for the metabolism of fat soluble vitamins, including vitamins A, D, E, and K.
  5. It converts sunshine to vitamin D.

How is Cholesterol carried through the blood stream?

Cholesterol is carried in the blood by molecules called lipoproteins. A lipoprotein is any complex or compound containing both lipid (fat) and protein. The two main types relating to cholesterol are:

  1. LDL  (Low Density Lipoprotein) - often called the "bad" cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol from the liver to cells. If too much is carried, too much for the cells to use, there can be a harmful buildup of LDL, thus leading to High Cholesterol.
  2. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) - often referred as the "good" cholesterol. HDL takes the cholesterol away from the cells and back to the liver. In the liver it is either broken down or expelled from the body as waste.

What Causes High Cholesterol? 

  1. Saturated Fats - foods high in saturated fats include red meat, fried foods, sausages, hard cheese, lard, pastry, cakes, most biscuits, and cream (there are many more).
  2. Lazy Lifestyle - people who do not exercise and spend most of their time sitting/lying down have significantly higher levels of LDL and lower levels of HDL.
  3. Body-weight - people who are overweight/obese are much more likely to have higher LDL levels and lower HDL levels, compared to people who are of normal weight.
  4. Smoking - this can have quite a considerable effect on LDL levels.
  5. Alcohol - people who consume too much alcohol regularly, generally have much higher levels of LDL and much lower levels of HDL, compared to people who abstain or those who drink in moderation.

Natural Ways to Fight High Cholesterol 

  1. DHEA - Lowers blood cholesterol while improving liver function.
  2. Silica- in adequate quantities creates supple arteries and veins and is effective in removing plaque caused by Cholesterol from artery walls.
  3. Alpha Lipoic Acid - Helps protect the body against the oxidation of (LDL) by free radical.
  4. Grape Seed Extract - Delays the oxidation of LDL’s, the fats that are responsible for “bad cholesterol”. The longer it takes for LDL to oxidize, the less likely it is to start clogging up your veins and arteries.
  5. Bilberry – Helps maintain the strength and integrity of circulation by protecting against platelet clogging and oxidizing agents in the blood.
  6. Citrus Bioflavonoids complex - Assists in strengthening of blood vessels and improves circulation.
  7. Rutin -  helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body and increase elasticity of the arterial walls, which, in turn, promotes greater blood flow.
  8. Hesperidin complex - lowers LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, and generally improves the entire cardiovascular system.
  9. Lycopene - Reduces LDL oxidation and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.

 

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