Cholesterol is a fat compound which is required for many functions such as to form and to protect membrane, produce sex hormone, digest fat and others.
Around 80 to 90 percent of cholesterol was produced by liver, while the rest were taken through diet. Cholesterol increase problem only occurred when the cholesterol production, especially LDL-cholesterol (Low-Density Lipoprotein) excessively produced and being unable to be excreted by the body.
Nutritional factor played a big role that contributes to the increase cholesterol. Therefore, be careful in choosing food especially during festive seasons, which when we go to many parties and open houses where they dish up appetizing meals.
Plaque or deposited cholesterol and other settled compounds will harden and thicken, which then will cause the artery wall to harden. Increased deposits will narrow the artery channel thus prevents the blood flow to heart and heighten the risk of heart disease and the risk of stroke.
Study founds that guggulipid, a material extracted from herbaceous plant Commiphora Mukul is effective to lower cholesterol level and body fat. The active ingredient guggulsterone acts to enhance cholesterol removal in liver and stimulate thyroid gland functions which involves in reducing cholesterol and enhancing body fat burning.
Based on that mechanism, guggulipid will also give positive effect to body weight reduction. Beside that, guggulipid have been used to alleviate joint inflammation problem and reduce joint discomfort because the active ingredient (guggulsterone) is found to be able to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis.
The use of guggulipid is particularly suitable among those who are in favor of maintaining healthy cholesterol level. In addition, it has the border level of cholesterol.
For those who experience fairly high cholesterol level increase and like to try herbs remedy, taking red yeast rice is seems to help.
Red yeast rice is produced by the rice fermentation with a kind of yeast, can retard the hydroxymethyglutary coenzim A (HMG—CoA) reductase enzyme activity which involves in cholesterol production, thus limiting the cholesterol production inside the body.
Based on studies made in Los Angeles to 83 healthy individuals, the result shows notable decline for total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and total triglyceride’s level.
Red yeast rice has been recognized in the US as an agent to lower cholesterol. It also helps to increase blood flow and helps the digestive system.Sponsored links: