What do you guys think?
Are you asking what supps are good for lowering LDL?
basically yes, what of the four do you think is the best choice to lower LDL levels and boost cardio health?
I'd also nominate Niacin for HDL boosting.
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.
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.
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.
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
for some of us that are prone to Male Pattern Baldness that benefit of toco 8 is a huge bonus as well
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.
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.