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MomCat,

I've just started taking a brand called 'Policosanol 10' which claims to be made from sugar cane wax, not bees wax. The sugar-cane version of Policosanol is the one used in all the medical trials that have shown it to be effective in reducing cholesterol.. I've read on some websites, and heard on some local health-talk shows that you have to take Policosanol for several months for it to show real effects...

I developed a severe reaction to statins a year ago, and know I can't tolerate them any longer...

By the way, I don't think your cholesterol numbers are anything to get upset about - they're a bit high, but certainly not scary! Unless you have other risk factors for coronary heart disease, I wouldn't be too upset...

I'm not convinced that the ever-decreasing guidelines for cholesterol are trustworthy anyhow - most of the guidance comes from studies funded by the pharmaceutical industry - and they want you to buy as much medication as you can...

I'd be more concerned about my HDL/LDL ratio ...

I take Fish Oil supplements (mine has 500mg of DHA/EPA per tablet - which are the ingredients thought to lower LDL)...2 tablets/day.

Plus Folic Acid (800mg/day) - good for lowering homocystiene levels...

I also take 2grams Vitamin-C and 1gram L-Lysine daily (the Pauling therapy)...

You know, sometimes I think I should buy stock in a vitimin company!!!!

HubbleRules





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