If your recent blood work has shown elevated cholesterol levels and your doctor has expressed concern, consider a healthful diet, active lifestyle, and the incorporation of key nutritional supplements as an effective approach in promoting healthy cholesterol balance.
Cholesterol plays many important roles in the body, including providing structure to cellular membranes, creating bile acids used to digest fats, and is a basic building block for making hormones (such as sex hormones and stress hormones), as well as for making vitamin D. Beyond these beneficial roles in the body, excess accumulation of cholesterol that does not get used for these normal body processes can be problematic. Elevated cholesterol levels are linked to heart attacks and strokes. It is especially worrisome if you have a high degree of inflammation in your body.
Some key nutrients to support healthy cholesterol levels include: CoQ10, garlic, policosanol, essential fatty acids, and fiber. If you are looking for a comprehensive formula to support healthy cholesterol levels, then I highly recommend Pathway CHOLESTEROL SUPPORT. It contains a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and nutrients, including 6 clinically tested and patented ingredients: ChromeMate™ Policosanol Plus™ Cholestatin™ SoyLife™ Pantesin™ and ACTIVIN®.
Pathway CHOLESTEROL SUPPORT contains nutrients such as: policosanol, guggulipids, garlic, artichoke, pantethine, chromium, and niacin, along with homocysteine factors (B-6, B-12 and folic acid). Also included in this formulation are soy bean extract and plant sterols, which have shown promising results in healthy blood lipid management. It is recommended that you take 1 tablet with each meal, for a total of 3 tablets daily.
Talk to your doctor about retesting your cholesterol levels in 3 months to see how well your nutrition program is working. If you would like support creating a nutrition plan, consult with one of Village Green’s nutritionists, who can help create a healthy living program specific for you.