|Apple pectin||As directed on label.||Lowers cholesterol levels by binding fats and heavy metals.|
|Calcium||As directed on label.||To prevent hypocalcemia, or low calcium levels. Use calcium aspartate form.|
|Chinese red yeast rice extract||2.4 g daily.||Has cholesterol-lowering properties.|
|Chromium picolinate||400-600 mcg daily.||Lowers total cholesterol levels and improves HDL-to-LDL ratio.|
|Coenzyme Q10||60 mg daily.||Improves circulation.|
|plus Coenzyme A from Coenzyme-A Technologies||As directed on label.||Works well with coenzyme Q10, to streamline metabolism, process fats, remove toxins from the body, and boost the immune system.|
Fiber (oat bran or guar gum)
|As directed on label, ½ hour before the first meal of the day. Take separately from other supplements and medications.||Helps to lower cholesterol.|
|Garlic (Kyolic from Wakunaga)||2 capsules 3 times daily.||Lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure.|
|L-carnitine||As directed on label.||Studies conducted using 4 grams of carnitine daily for 12 months showed lowered death rates and lowered cholesterol levels in people who had had heart attacks.|
|Lecithin granules||1 tbsp 3 times daily, before meals.||Lowers cholesterol. A fat emulsifier.|
|or capsules||1,200 mg 3 times daily, before meals.|
|As directed on label.||Substances that prevent fat deposits (as in atherosclerosis).|
|Vitamin A with mixed carotenoids||As directed on label.||If you are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, your lycopene levels will be reduced. Lycopene is one of the carotenoids that boosts the immune system.|
|Vitamin B complex||As directed on label.||B vitamins work best when taken together.|
|plus extra vitamin B1 (thiamine)||Important in controlling cholesterol levels.|
|and vitamin B3 (niacin)||300 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount.||Lowers cholesterol. Do not use a sustained-release formula, and do not substitute niacinamide for niacin.
Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.
|Vitamin C with bioflavonoids||3,000-8,000 mg daily, in divided doses.||Lowers cholesterol.|
|200 IU daily or 400 IU every other day.||Improves circulation. Use an emulsion form for rapid assimilation. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.|
|Essential fatty acids (black currant seed oil, borage oil, fish oil, primrose oil, or Kyolic-EPA from Wakunaga)||As directed on label. Take with vitamin E as recommended above.||Thins the blood.|
|Heart Science from Source Naturals||As directed on label.||Contains antioxidants to lower cholesterol, plus herbs, vitamins, and other nutrients that protect the heart and promote healthy cardiovascular function.|
|Proteolytic enzymes||As directed on label. Take with meals and between meals.||Aids digestion.
Caution: Do not give this supplement to a child.
|Selenium||200 mcg daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily.||Deficiency has been linked to heart disease.|
|Shiitake extract||As directed on label.||Helps to control and lower cholesterol levels.|
|or reishi extract||As directed on label.|
❑ Cayenne (capsicum), goldenseal, and hawthorn berries help to lower cholesterol.
Caution: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding, and use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a doctor’s supervision.
❑ Cinnamon has been shown to lower cholesterol. Use Cinnulin PF from Nutrivitals rather than the culinary spice.