Melt Bad Cholesterol with This
Here’s a word that comes up a lot when talking about cholesterol: hyperlipidemia. This refers to an increase in the amount of fat in your blood. This could be in the form of triglycerides and/or cholesterol. When you have hyperlipidemia, you are just one step away from heart disease.
Doctors usually prescribe statins for cholesterol problems. Statins work, scientists say, because they block a substance your body needs to make cholesterol. So they’re effective—but come with lots of side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and muscle aches and pains. More serious side effects could include memory loss, an increased risk for diabetes, and liver damage.
If you’re having trouble with your cholesterol levels, but you’re concerned about the side effects of statins, here’s a natural alternative you can try: grape seed extract. A recent clinical trial found promising results when they tested the extract in 52 hyperlipidemic people. The participants in the study were given either 200 milligrams of grape seed extract or placebo for eight weeks.