Gene Millen. In 1990 a heart surgeon, sawed open my
chest and stitched in bypasses to six of my favorite heart arteries.
wasn't as much fun as you might think...and started me on a journey to helping
others avoid my mistakes.
experience in exercise weight loss includes
eleven years working with hundreds of people in the
Vital Life Center, a
health and wellness club for the "over 50 crowd.
There are a number of specific
natural medicines that effectively lower cholesterol levels. Since new ones
come along all the time it is easy to forget just how impressive the results
are with niacin for cholesterol.
Niacin does more than lower cholesterol! The cholesterol lowering activity of niacin was first described in the 1950s. It is now known that
it does much more than lower total cholesterol.
heart supplement has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, Lp(a) lipoprotein, triglyceride, and fibrinogen levels while simultaneously raising HDL cholesterol levels.
To reduce flushing -
Inositol hexaniacinate Inositol hexaniacinate is a form of niacin that has long been used in Europe
to lower cholesterol levels. It is much better tolerated, in terms of both flushing and, more
importantly, long-term side-effects.
HDLs increased 33% The percentage increase in HDL cholesterol, a more significant indicator for coronary heart disease, was
dramatically in favor of niacin (33% vs. 7%).
Lp(a) lipoprotein levels
dropped 35% While niacin produced a 35% reduction in Lp(a) lipoprotein levels,
lovastatin did not produce any effect. Other studies have shown that niacin can lower Lp(a) levels by an average of 38%.2,3
It Works Well With
Because taking this supplement at higher dosages (e.g., 3,000 mg or more) can impair glucose tolerance, many physicians have avoided niacin therapy in diabetics, but newer studies with slightly lower dosages (1,000 to 2023 mg) of niacin have not shown it to adversely effect blood sugar regulation.7
profiles If you take a look at the most common blood lipid abnormality in type 2 diabetic patients it is elevated
triglyceride levels, decreased HDL cholesterol levels, and a preponderance of smaller, denser LDL particles.
Other occasional side-effects of
in higher doses include gastric irritation, nausea, and liver damage.
are looking for a side effect free all natural product
that will has been shown in clinical studies to lower
LDL cholesterol and improve HDL cholesterol you will
want to look at policosanol.