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High Cholesterol Message Board


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Hello,

You should take a policosanol sourced from sugar cane. Source Naturals does have a sugar cane policosanol, and it is possible you got some old stock. As a brand I do not know if SN is reliable. It is very true not all supplement products have in them what is labeled to be in them. I purchase most all of my supplements from the Life Extention Foundation as I am convinced of their purity. Twinlabs, Solgar, and Jarrow are I believe reliable popular brands.

The product should be taken for 2-3 months to determine if it is going to work for you. People have their idiosyncrasies and not all things work the same for all people. This is true with any therapeutic agent. The 5-20mg recommended dosage is a large range and can even be doubled with no ill effects. Though one poster to this bulletin board says he had the same side effects from it as from Lipitor.

Policosanol has been well researched both in and out of Cuba and is a popular supplement. It has helped many people. It does not affect triglycerides.

Panthetine is another supplement that has been used by supplement-oriented nutritionists and herbalists for years to correct cholesterol.

Controlling cholesterol is one aspect of preventing heart disease, and it appears to be important. Lifestyle changes may help one person but not another. People generally do not stick to diets in the long term, so I believe supplements are a practical alternative. There are blood tests you can have done to see if your cholesterol problem is genetic in which case diet will be of no benefit in that regard. These are expensive but can save time and effort in resolving the issue. Some people just need to take a drug. But in the area of cholesterol, I have never had a patient not benefit from adopting a regiment of supplements in their proper forms and dosages. It can either eliminate or reduce the cholesterol medication to alleviate or eliminate side effects.

In other posts I have recommended Life Extention Foundation as a reliable source to integrate mainstream and alternative medicine. I have no affiliation with them other than being a member. You do not have to be a member to access their information online. If you are going to treat yourself, you should research things and get a full understanding of what you are doing.

To engage in a proper comprehensive cardiovascular prevention program on your own, requires testing and oftentimes a vast array of supplements. This is undoubtedly expensive and is not covered by insurance. Affordability is definitely an issue and most people resort to their insurance-paid prescription which has benefited many. It is just not the way I choose to do it. The AMA moves very slowly, and it is often many years before they make a recommendation despite research. For example, it is only relatively recently they have recommended folic acid for pregnant or thinking-of-getting pregnant women for the prevention on spina bifida. The evidence about this was there ages ago. I wonder how many spina bifida babies were born because the AMA simply refused to recommend a simple vitamin pill. Very, very sad.

Gee, such a long post. I guess I had a lot to say. Good luck, I wish you the best.

Sal





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