Thanks to my med school classmate, Dr. Sheldon Steiner for reminding me of policosanol. This naturally occurring health-enhancing nutrient has moved to the top of my list! Back in the 1970’s policosanol (or Octacosanol) was touted as a treatment for Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It actually was not very good for that serious disease. Meanwhile, there are numerous studies reporting the benefit of policosanol in safely lowering cholesterol, at a relatively low dose of 10 to 20 mg, with minimal or no ”side effects”.
For instance, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials involved 4596 patients from 52 separate studies. LDL was lowered 11% with plant sterols, such as my favorite beta-sitosterol complex (with 3.4 grams/day) in 23 studies versus 23.7% in 29 studies with policosanol (at only 12 mg/day). Policosanol also was better in raising HDL, lowering total cholesterol, and lowering triglycerides. Both compounds were remarkably well tolerated, with less than one percent of patients withdrawing from their study. Indeed policosanol is far superior to any cholesterol-lowering drug!! That means MUCH safer and MUCH less expensive than statin drugs, with which the PharmacoMafia wishes to poison everyone.
SO, MY LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS for optimal cholesterol (160 TO 180; NOT BELOW 150 HDL AT LEAST 40 TO 60):
- DO NOT TAKE STATINS
- KEEP YOUR WEIGHT BETWEEN 19 AND 24 BODY MASS INDEX
- EAT WISELY, AVOIDING JUNK AND JUNK FAST FOOD, HYDROGENATED FATS, EXCESS CARBS
- EXERCISE WISELY, AT LEAST AN HOUR A DAY
- RELAX AND PRACTICE STRESS REDUCTION
- IF YOUR CHOLESTEROL IS ABOVE 200, ADD 10 AND UP TO 20 MG OF POLICOSANOL (quality products are available at 888-242-6105)
- Use only butter, olive oil and flax seed oils as added fats
- If you are a man by age 50 take at least 1200 mg of beta sitosterol complex—up to 4200 mg to keep the prostate healthy
- In men or women, if the policosanol does not lower cholesterol adequately, add at least 1200 mg of beta sitosterol complex and up to 4200 mg
- If that does not work, add lecithin granules 2 heaping tablespoons twice daily
- If that does not work, add L-Arginine 3000 mg daily
- If that does not work, add L-Taurine 3000 mg daily
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