Health Sachet No 310:

Cholesterol problem is the modern-day bugbear and its main treatment of choice, the drugs called statins, are under a major debate for their efficacy as well as side effects.

What are the non-medical approaches to lowering cholesterol? Diet and exercise surely help with the cholesterol problem.

As regards the food supplements that help with cholesterol problem, here is the world renowned Mayo Clinic’s view:

The food supplements that may help (the article explains how each supplement helps):

  • Artichoke Extract
  • Barley
  • Fish Oil
  • Flaxseed Powder
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Niacin
  • Oat Bran
  • Plant Stanols
  • Plant Sterols
  • Psyllium Fiber
  • Soy Protein
  • Whey Protein


Various food supplements work through different mechanisms of action and could be combined for added benefits.