To reduce triglycerides naturally, you must understand what triglycerides are. Triglycerides are the most common type of fatty materials found in your body; they circulate in your blood stream and are stored in adipose tissue.
People suffering from elevated blood triglycerides levels (also known as hypertriglyceridemia) show a high risk for developing coronary heart diseases.
Unfortunately, diabetic patients usually have high triglycerides levels in their blood. Managing your diabetes successfully can eventually lead to lowering your blood triglycerides levels and vice-versa.
1 - Fortunately, nowadays there are many Nutritional Supplements which are proved to successfully lower triglyceride, including:
Fish oils and cod liver oil; both are rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are known as potent omega-3 fatty acids. Mackerel, salmon, sardines, albacore tuna and herrings contain EPA and DHA in great amounts.
Typically, fish oil supplements have eighteen percent EPA and twelve percent DHA. The recommended reducing triglyceride dose is 3.000 mg/day of omega-3 fatty acids.
Furthermore, supplementation with two to three grams daily of krill oil (from Antarctic krill) for 3 months will decrease triglyceride levels.
Pantethine is well known as a byproduct of pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is a vitamin which is soluble in water and it is very important in synthesis, transferring, and production of energy from fats.
Pantothenic acid also stimulates the adrenal gland. Pantethine is proved to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels in your blood. Pantethine are found in yeast, salmon and liver. The recommended dose is 300mg/3 times daily.
Your body utilizes the Niacin (form of water soluble vitamin B3) in the procedures of releasing energy from carbohydrates metabolism. It is very important to produce fat from carbohydrates. Peanuts, yeast, fish, whole grains and meat are rich food sources of niacin.
Your doctor will prescribe niacin supplements for you to regulate cholesterol as well as to reduce triglyceride in your blood. In some clinical trials, a daily dose of 800mg of calcium taken regularly for one year is found to significantly reduce hypertriglyceridemia.
2 - Modern science has discovered that Herbal Treatment is also effective in reducing triglycerides.
Guggul is a yellowish resin which is produced from the stem of a small tree called the mukul myrrh. Guggul has been used from centuries to naturally reduce triglyceride and cholesterol, as well as lowering LDL “Bad” cholesterol and VLDL cholesterols levels.
Moreover, it elevates HDL “Good” cholesterol. Guggulsterones are also potent antioxidants which can protect you from atherosclerosis.
Herbalists in folk medicine usually use Oats to reduce triglycerides, treat nervous weakness and insomnia. About fifteen grams of oats can be boiled in 250 ml of water and taken several times a day. Also tablets of 1-4 grams can be taken daily.
Many researches have revealed that Garlic enhances the cardiovascular system. While others prove that it has only a mild effect in reducing triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
From hundreds of years, traditional Chinese medicine uses Red Yeast Rice
for therapeutic purposes; in fact, individuals taking red yeast rice
have a remarkable elevation of HDL cholesterol, reduction of LDL
cholesterol, and decrease in the elevated triglycerides levels.
What is recently discussed in the Cholesterol Questions and Answers Room: