Move over, statins. A ver­i­ta­ble ar­se­nal of nat­u­ral reme­dies can lower choles­terol and im­prove heart health with fewer risks and side ef­fects

Amazing Wellness - - HERBAL HEALING -

With­out ques­tion, statin drugs lower choles­terol, but many peo­ple can’t tol­er­ate their side ef­fects. Te FDA re­quires warn­ings of these risks on drug la­bels: pos­si­ble liver dam­age; mem­ory loss, for­get­ful­ness, or con­fu­sion; mus­cle dam­age, which can man­i­fest as mus­cle weak­ness or fa­tigue; and raised lev­els of blood sugar and risk for di­a­betes.

Iron­i­cally, statins de­plete lev­els of CoQ10, a nu­tri­ent re­quired by the heart and other mus­cles, and this is one rea­son why side ef­fects oc­cur. Tak­ing CoQ10 sup­ple­ments can help cor­rect the prob­lem, and is gen­er­ally bene­f­cial for the heart. Bet­ter still, there are drug-free op­tions for low­er­ing choles­terol.

Depend­ing on your in­di­vid­ual sit­u­a­tion, nat­u­ral reme­dies may be taken alone or, if rec­om­mended by a health prac­ti­tioner, along with a statin to re­duce the re­quired dose. As di­etary sup­ple­ments, each of these is avail­able as a sin­gle-in­gre­di­ent prod­uct, and some­times for­mu­las com­bine two or more for a syn­er­gis­tic ef­fect.

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