Cardiovascular disease is the no. 1 cause of death in the Western Hemisphere and nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. Heart disease and strokes are the no. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke.
The good news is you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol does not produce symptoms until significant damage has been done, so you must have your blood tested regularly to understand your current situation and do not hesitate to take immediate preventative steps if necessary.
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Understanding your cardiovascular health
There are two types of cholesterol, LDL the “bad” cholesterol and HDL, the “good” cholesterol. LDL is produced naturally by the body and the amount produced can be hereditary. If too much LDL circulates in your blood it can clog arteries through build up of plaque directly increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
A healthy level of HDL or the “good’ cholesterol may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. We need to lower our LDL cholesterol and raise our HDL cholesterol.
We must also monitor our blood sugar levels as people with Diabetes are more likely to have cardiovascular concerns.
Raising your HDL is extremely important. Studies show that regular physical activity, reducing trans fat intake and a balanced nutritious diet will help. You must keep your LDL in acceptable ranges.
Supplements and Natural Solutions to boost your cardiovascular health
Red Yeast Rice is derived from white rice that has undergone fermentation. Studies indicate that taking high strengths of red yeast rice supplements can lower cholesterol levels by as much as 20% to 25%. Additionally, it was found that red yeast rice reduces triglycerides and lowers LDL levels. Although red yeast rice naturally contains lovastatin, identical to one of the statin drugs prescribed, its strength within the supplements suggests that it is not the only compound and there may be other compounds found in red yeast rice which also help to lower cholesterol naturally.
Policosanol is a compound that is derived from the sugar cane plant. One particular study indicated that it may help lower cholesterol by roughly the same amount as red yeast rice. It appears to lower the “bad” cholesterol and increase levels of the “good” cholesterol.
A number of other nutrients such as chromium, phytosterols and Co-Enzyme Q10 all play a part in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. A supplement that contains all these herbal extracts and nutrients is Cholestsafe capsules and I would recommend a dose of one capsule in the morning and two at night because the majority of cholesterol production occurs during the early hours of the morning.
I strongly feel that the combination of a healthy and nutritious diet, some form of gentle exercise and the appropriate supplementation, will help lower cholesterol levels significantly.