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What is the best, most specific way to take supplements to lower bad cholesterol and increase good? Can you be specific about what dosages?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No good evidence

Best currently available agent is Niacin to both lower LDL cholesterol and raise hdl-cholesterol.
Not niacinamide, and not no-flush niacin. There are known adverse effects that need to be followed, and strategies to minimize them, but need professional follow up. Fish oils, ala, resveratrol, coq10 are not useful.

In brief: No good evidence

Best currently available agent is Niacin to both lower LDL cholesterol and raise hdl-cholesterol.
Not niacinamide, and not no-flush niacin. There are known adverse effects that need to be followed, and strategies to minimize them, but need professional follow up. Fish oils, ala, resveratrol, coq10 are not useful.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

There are several natural supplements: artichoke leaf, cholesterol, fish oil, flax seed, green tea, niacin, omega-3.
Dosing varies depending on manufacturer. Red yeast rice also lowers cholesterol but actually contains lovastatin. http://chrisohmd.com/?p=189.

In brief: Several

There are several natural supplements: artichoke leaf, cholesterol, fish oil, flax seed, green tea, niacin, omega-3.
Dosing varies depending on manufacturer. Red yeast rice also lowers cholesterol but actually contains lovastatin. http://chrisohmd.com/?p=189.
Dr. Chris Oh
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