Thousands of cholesterol supplements and herbs on the market claim to be natural remedies for lowering cholesterol. But sometimes knowing which to choose is difficult without knowing the research behind the supplements.
Policosanol is perhaps one of the most exciting additions to natural cholesterol supplementation. Derived from the coating on sugar cane, policosanol cholesterol complexes are now used in many countries to support healthy cholesterol levels. It works by inhibiting the formation of cholesterol in the body.
In clinical studies policosanol reduced LDL cholesterol by 21 to 29 percent and increased HDL between 8 and 15 percent.
Because policosanol is a blood-thinning agent, hemophiliacs and those already on warfarin (Coumadin) should be cautious of its use.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule daily with a meal. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.