I'm a fifty yr old male,used to be a serious lifter now due to aches and pains I''m lifting for maintenance. Here are my stats
Any way, my cardiologist says my cholesterol is too high and wants to put me on lipitor. I refuse and attempt to lower my cholesterol without drugs. So in addition to lifting I added cardio to my training, usually 3 or 4 times per week 25 minutes on the treadmill. Along with this change in routine I've eliminated deserts and sweets completely and included the following supplements:
beta sitosterol 300 mgs - from the vitamin shoppe
policosanol 10 mgs - from the vitamin shoppe
The beta sitosterol and policosanol are highly touted cholesterol reducing supplements. I followed this routine without failure for 4 months with the following results:
My weight dropped eleven pounds down to 187 and I feel more energetic, but my cholesterol jumped from 223 to 244.
I was in total shock,
I lose weight, do the cardio, take cholesterol supps and my cholesterol jumps up 21 points.
Apparently these supposed cholesterol supps are worthless crap. Last night I reluctantly started with Lipitor.