Hello there - I am not familiar with the beta sitosterol. The policosonol is getting some good press, but I don't think that anyone considers it the cure all at this point.Originally Posted by volusia40
Many people use Red Yeast Rice, which is really a naturally occurring statin, which is the drug in Lipitor.
You did not mention your diet. It is good to lose weight, but what you eat may have an effect as well. You also did not mention your HDL / LDL ratio. Furthermore, you may have other health issues that can contribute to this - are you being treated for hypothyroidism at all?
BTW, with Lipitor (or any statin), you need Co-Q10. The statin inhibits cholesterol, but it also does a job on Co-Q10. Do a search on the web for lipitor and Co-Q10 and be ready to be amazed. I think it is Merck that actually has a patent on a combo drug that they never released with the two components.