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Healthy Cholesterol Supplements

Along with a balanced, fiber-rich diet, some herbal supplements help keep cholesterol levels in check. The following have shown promise in several studies. (Check with your doctor before beginning any herbal treatments, especially if you're taking medication.)

Turmeric
How It Works
May prevent cholesterol from being absorbed by the intestine

Dosage
500 mg, one to three times daily

Guggul
How It Works
Blocks receptors that trigger the conversion of cholesterol in the body

Dosage
75 to 100 mg guggulsterones daily

Plant sterols
How It Works
May limit cholesterol absorption during digestion

Dosage
450 mg four times daily

Policosanol
How It Works
Inhibits cholesterol production in your liver

Dosage
10 mg once or twice daily

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