What Helps Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of an artery due to the buildup of plaque.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Atherosclerosis

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Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice is white rice fermented with Monascus purpureus red yeast. Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, Red Yeast Rice contains monacolin compounds, specifically Monacolin K, which is chemically identical to the cholesterol-lowering drug, lovastatin. In addition to lowering cholesterol, it has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and the growth of certain cancer cells.


Effectiveness
57%


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Artichoke Extract (ALE)

Artichoke extract is made from Cynara scolymus leaves. Commonly grown as an edible vegetable, the artichoke is a variety of thistle native to the Mediterranean and believed to have been first cultivated by North African Moors in 800 A.D. It’s medicinal use has been traced to the early 20th century, when it was recommended as a cure of liver and bile disorders.  


Effectiveness
50%


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Garlic

Garlic also known as Allium Sativum is a species of the onion genius, Allium. Native to Asia and Iran, garlic is a perennial flowering plant sprouting from a multi-segmented bulb, closely related to the onion, leek, shallot and chive. Upon trauma, the bulb creates sulfur compounds used for medicinal qualities.


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Naturally present in animal foods including meat (beef, pork), poultry (chicken, turkey), fish (salmon, tuna), legumes (peanuts, lentils), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), vegetables (potatoes, mushrooms, green peas) and fruits (avocados, bananas).  Vitamin B3 aids is skin, nervous and digestive system health.


Effectiveness
25%


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Policosanol

Policosanols are long-chained alcohols that are part of the wax-like material in plants and seeds. In supplement form, Policosanol is extracted from the coating of sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum. Cuban-based research suggests Policosanol may help lower cholesterol. However, all studies outside of Cuba have failed to confirm these findings.


Effectiveness
25%


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Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn Berries are the small, red fruits of the Crataegus genus of thorny shrubs or small trees in the rose, Rosaceae, family. Hawthorn leaf, flower and berry have been used medicinally since the Middle Ages, and were considered sacred by the ancient Druids.  A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, antioxidant-rich Hawthorn Berries have been used as an herbal remedy for digestive problems, heart failure, and high blood pressure.


Effectiveness
1%


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Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.


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