A survivor unlocks the mystery of lowering cholesterol with policosanol
Policosanol Extra Strength
|"The results from the clinical studies involving nearly 30,000 total patients clearly demonstrate that policosanol is overall the absolute best answer to high cholesterol levels, whether we are talking about a nutritional supplement, herbal product or drug."|
Why Policosanol Is Superior to Statin Drugs
Policosanol increases protective HDL cholesterol levels. Most statin drugs do NOT improve HDLs.
Note: The "good" HDL cholesterol is the "Superman" heart protector. HDL cholesterol acts like a miniature hydraulic vacuum cleaner, streaming through your arteries scooping up the heart- stopping LDL cholesterol, and carrying it back to your liver where it can be dealt with.
HDLs also douse the fires of inflammation. New studies show that oxidation and inflammation are more important contributors to heart attacks than just high LDLs alone.
It is this smoldering inflammation and oxidation that causes the cholesterol in our arteries to turn rancid and create heart stopping clots.
Scientific studies also show that people with the highest levels of HDL cholesterol have the greatest longevity.
Policosanol doesnt interfere with sex life as statins often do.
Lowers Lp(a) cholesterol. New research has shown that high Lp(a) levels are ten times more likely to cause heart disease than high LDL levels!
Reduces platelet aggregation (stickiness) which lowers risk of arterial blood clots.
Improves intermittent claudication (pain in the leg muscles due to inadequate blood supply).
Is policosanol safe and side effect
The side effects of policosanol are rare and minimal. In studies of 27,879 patients (17,225 patients for two years and 10,654 patients for four years), only 86 patients (0.31%) reported adverse effects, the most frequent of which was weight loss.
Numerous clinical trails show that elderly persons, diabetics and those with liver damage can safely take policosanol.
Studies show that this all natural product made from sugar cane DOES NOT affect blood thinning and there is no interaction between policosanol and blood-thinning medication such as warfarin.
What is the recommended dosage?
Dosage used in the clinical studies was from 10 mg to 20 mg per day. It was shown that increasing the dose to 40 mg had little additional benefit. The majority of persons take 20 mg per day.
It is a good idea to have your cholesterol checked after 8-12 weeks of use and reduce your dosage if it causes your cholesterol to drop below 150 mg/dL.
Note: Many doctors fail to tell you that your risk of stroke increases if your cholesterol becomes too low.
Pregnant or nursing women should not take policosanol without consulting with a health care professional.
The benefits of policosanol are well documented by numerous studies and come with recommendations from recognized authorities such as Dr. Michael Murray. Unlike statin drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor, side effects are rare and minimal.
Policosanol has my personal recommendation... and nothing is too good for my heart!
A word of caution. Nutritional supplements aren't regulated by the FDA and studies show that many products do not contain the ingredients shown on the label.
Consumer Lab tested 7 policosanol supplements and found that four contained only 23% to 78% of the ingredients listed on the bottle. "Let the buyer beware."
Many of the cheap brands are made with
bees wax or plant waxes which may not work as well as the sugar cane formulas.
University of Kansas Hospital "Natural Pharmacist" website
"There is reason for concern that policosanol products
made with bees wax may not be effective."
Yours for a vital and healthy heart for Life!
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