High cholesterol is not a disease in and of itself. It is a symptom of metabolic imbalance rather than the root cause of any health issue. The laboratory ranges for cholesterol have been artificially reduced due to pharmaceutical industry pressure to sell more highly profitable statin drugs. Normal cholesterol levels should be between 175 and 275 mg/dL, with Blood Type O people being on the higher end of this range due to the way their bodies use protein.
These are the pathological ranges, which indicate that your body is becoming seriously imbalanced if you are above or below these values. For optimal health, you should be in the middle third of this range. As a result, healthy cholesterol levels should range between 200 and 250 mg/dL. Cholesterol levels below 175 are dangerously low and can lead to serious health problems.
Cholesterol is extremely important in our bodies. The primary function of cholesterol (60-80%) is to produce bile for fat digestion. Cholesterol is also used to make adrenal and reproductive hormones and to sequester toxins in the body.
When your cholesterol level is too high, the following can help.
Fiber in the diet helps to lower cholesterol levels for several reasons. First, it binds toxins in the gut and secondly it binds to cholesterol being released in the bile to prevent it from being reabsorbed. Activated charcoal, Fat Grabbers, Nature's Three, LOCLO, and Psyllium Hulls Combination have all been shown to have this effect.
Cholesterol levels can also be lowered by obtaining adequate quantities of high quality fats. Eating a lot of olive oil actually helps to lower cholesterol because it causes more bile to be produced in order to break down the fats. Essential fatty acids in flax seed oil and Super Omega-3 EPA will also help lower cholesterol.
The first and most important approaches to lowering cholesterol are fiber and good fats. Red yeast rice, he shou wu, niacin, lecithin, garlic, and guggul are all effective cholesterol-lowering supplements. Red Yeast Rice should be taken with Co-Q10. Anyone taking statin medications should also take Co-Q10. Following is a comprehensive list of products that may aid in cholesterol reduction.