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    What do you guys think?

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    Are you asking what supps are good for lowering LDL?
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    basically yes, what of the four do you think is the best choice to lower LDL levels and boost cardio health?
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    I'd also nominate Niacin for HDL boosting.
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    Well obviously my vote is for Toco-8. If anyone doesn't agree then I would suggest reading my post on tocotrienols for lowering LDL Cholesterol.

    JN230 nice post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I'd also nominate Niacin for HDL boosting.
    yes niacin is a good addition good lookin out steve i love the flush but toco8 has my vote.
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    Its my understanding that Red Rice yeast doesnt have the statin in it to help with lowering LDL, or does it still have something in it that still helps to lowere LDL.
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    Oats. No high GI carbs.

    Nearly halved my cholesterol on oats after a many year diet of high GI junk food.

    Give it nine months and I'll see what Toco-8 and NAC/red rice (AI's cycle support) do.

    If I was going to nail it to a product I'd go for Cycle Support - great stuff allround.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JN230 View Post
    What do you guys think?
    Out of those - Toco 8.

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    Looks like maybe oats should have been on the list as well. I prefer Toco-8 for the other benefits, plus you can avoid the carbs in the oats. Some diets don't make room for them.
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    Gunna go ahead and say ap or glycobol.

    Berberine HCL has been shown to upregulate the LDL receptor uptake in liver. Pretty interesting. Works better then metformin on chpolesterol levels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo15 View Post
    Looks like maybe oats should have been on the list as well. I prefer Toco-8 for the other benefits, plus you can avoid the carbs in the oats. Some diets don't make room for them.
    Toco-8 along with fish oil. Yes Toco-8 is great for me when doing KETO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtNap View Post
    Toco-8 along with fish oil. Yes Toco-8 is great for me when doing KETO...
    Thats what I'm thinking too....
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    for some of us that are prone to Male Pattern Baldness that benefit of toco 8 is a huge bonus as well
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    Niacin gets good reviews, but if you have uric acid/gout issues like I do, than this isn't an option. I've had very good success using AI's Cycle Support to get my cholesterol incheck. Toco-8 looks promising though.
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    I have battled high cholesterol for over 30 years. I have avoided statins because of the potential side effects. Red Yeast Rice is basically a statin. If you’re going to use any statin be sure and supplement with CoQ10 as statins lower this valuable supplement in the body and it is absolutely necessary for good hearth health. I use Taco 8 daily and it helps to a small degree. I have tried Policosanol, Sytrinol and Niacin. Niacin is hard on the liver so use only under a doctor care. Policosanol only works if it is made from sugar cane otherwise it is worthless. Sytrinol didn’t do a thing to lower my cholesterol. The best supplement I have found for controlling cholesterol is beta sitosterol. It raises HDL and lowers LDL and overall cholesterol values. I take it with each meal. It has dropped my cholesterol form 360 to around 240. I am happy with these numbers since all of the research I have done indicates that values below 200 lower the immune system and are detrimental to good health. The drug companies want these values as low as possible to sell more statins. They are now suggesting and overall value of 180. My research indicates the best values are between 200 and 240. Moreover, beta sitosterol is also good for the prostate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    I have battled high cholesterol for over 30 years. I have avoided statins because of the potential side effects. Red Yeast Rice is basically a statin. If youíre going to use any statin be sure and supplement with CoQ10 as statins lower this valuable supplement in the body and it is absolutely necessary for good hearth health. I use Taco 8 daily and it helps to a small degree. I have tried Policosanol, Sytrinol and Niacin. Niacin is hard on the liver so use only under a doctor care. Policosanol only works if it is made from sugar cane otherwise it is worthless. Sytrinol didnít do a thing to lower my cholesterol. The best supplement I have found for controlling cholesterol is beta sitosterol. It raises HDL and lowers LDL and overall cholesterol values. I take it with each meal. It has dropped my cholesterol form 360 to around 240. I am happy with these numbers since all of the research I have done indicates that values below 200 lower the immune system and are detrimental to good health. The drug companies want these values as low as possible to sell more statins. They are now suggesting and overall value of 180. My research indicates the best values are between 200 and 240. Moreover, beta sitosterol is also good for the prostate.
    Any specific brand you are using? I've been taking Mega Strength Beta Sitosterol that's a combo of Beta, Campesterol & Stigmaseterol. Right now my Cholersterol is at 230 with a ratio of 4.4 down from 248.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edvanp View Post
    Any specific brand you are using? I've been taking Mega Strength Beta Sitosterol that's a combo of Beta, Campesterol & Stigmaseterol. Right now my Cholersterol is at 230 with a ratio of 4.4 down from 248.
    Not really. I have used Mega brand before and it worked will for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I'd also nominate Niacin for HDL boosting.
    And HDL boosting is what matters. According to the American Heart Association, there is an inverse relation to HDL levels and Heart Disease...not LDL.

    So low HDL = greater chance of heart disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    And HDL boosting is what matters. According to the American Heart Association, there is an inverse relation to HDL levels and Heart Disease...not LDL.

    So low HDL = greater chance of heart disease.
    Its really the ratio that is important. I believe you want at least a 3.5:1.

    Total:HDL

    Also, look up the statin paradox. Interesting stuff out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCnate View Post
    Its really the ratio that is important. I believe you want at least a 3.5:1.

    Total:HDL
    Yep Higher HDL can make up for slightly high LDL. Helps keep LDL from sticking to artery walls.
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    gotta remember its all about ratios! like stated above, but the main point was when diet and exercise isnt enough but you dont want to use RX like statins
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