What vitamins should I take for high cholesterol? High cholesterol is known to us as a risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is waxy and fat. It is an important element of cell membranes and it helps the body to produce hormones and vitamin D. It is carried through the bloodstream attached to two different compounds which is called lipoproteins; the first one is LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and the second one is HDL (high- density lipoproteins).
LDL is known to us as ‘bad’ cholesterol because through LDL transport cholesterol from liver to the body. LDL is allows to be deposited artery walls. On the other hand HDL is known to us as ‘good cholesterol’ which picks cholesterol from the blood and produce to cells.
If your blood has too much cholesterol, it will build up on artery walls causing hardening of the arteries. The cholesterol can narrow your arteries; manifest as chest pain, blocking the flow of oxygen to carry blood to the heart. If blood flow to the heart is stopped because of clogged arteries, as a result, is a damage to the heart muscle- a heart attack. High cholesterol treatment is beginning with lifestyle changes. If you are overweight, you have to lose your weight.
You have to live in diet and eat vegetables, fruits, and cold water fish. You have to avoid Trans –fatty acids which are found in chips, cookies, crackers, French fries, movie popcorn and doughnuts. Exercise can help you increase HDL levels. Smoking is a risk factor for heart function, so you should avoid smoking. You don’t have to take any stress; because it promotes the body to release fat into the bloodstream and raising cholesterol levels.
Nutrition and supplements: Coq10 have a powerful antioxidant which has benefits heart by protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation. You also can take fish oil, plenty of soluble fiber, use fresh garlic regularly and eat some nuts every day.