Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin and purified water.
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Dosage: 2 capsules per day. Daily amount can be divided and taken throughout the day.
Ray & Terry's Cholesterol Support contains 120 capsules per bottle.
Ray & Terry's Cholesterol Support is equally effective when taken with or without food. However, if your digestive system is sensitive, you may want to take your supplements with meals.
Ray and Terry recommend adopting a healthy diet by following the nutritional recommendations in Chapters 4-8 of Fantastic Voyage. Most importantly, you should sharply reduce saturated fat, which is the most significant dietary influence.
The ingredients in Ray & Terry's Cholesterol Support have mechanisms that are independent from statins. Cholesterol Support contains several natural ingredients that work independently to help maintain a normal cholesterol level.These include: niacinamide, policosanol, gugulipid, plant sterols, garlic and cayenne.
Niacinamide can be converted in the body into niacin. Niacinamide doesn't cause a flush like niacin itself. Periodic monitoring of blood work (liver function tests, uric acid, glucose) is recommended when taking niacinamide, particularly the first few months.1
Policosanol, a natural compound derived from sugar cane, is an important supplement that works to support normal overall cholesterol levels. It plays a role in maintaining normal levels of HDL ("good" cholesterol) and helps to inhibit the oxidation of LDL ("bad" cholesterol). Policosanol may also assist in maintaining proper blood flow through the circulatory system, thereby supporting cardiovascular health.2
Gugulipid works synergistically with policosanol to maintain cholesterol levels within a normal range.3
Plant sterols are another very effective natural supplement for supporting healthy lipid levels. 4
Garlic has been shown to protect against free radical damage.5
- N Engl J Med November 29, 2001;345: pp.1593-1601 B. Greg Brown et al.
- Am Heart J. 143(2):356-365, February 2002. Gouni-Berthold, Ioanna et al.
- Cardiovascular Drugs & Therapy. 8(4):659-64, August 1994. Singh, Ram B, et al.
- The American Journal of Cardiology Volume 97, Issue 3, 1 February 2006, pp. 376-379. Goldberg, A.C. et al.
- J Nutr. Mar;131(3s): 1010S-5S C. Borek. 2001.