12-01-2004, 12:35 PM #1
OTC products to lower cholesterol/raise HDL
I posted a tread earlier about what must be the biggest longterm threat to health from gear use -elevated cholesterol levels and trigycerides and lowered HDL levels. You can get more info at the thread: http://184.108.40.206//showthread.php...ht=cholesterol
Besides seriously cutting sat fats from your diet as much as possible while on a cycle, and diet stuff like water soluble fiber (like oatmeal and barley) there are OTC products that research shows can have a positive effect on lipids.
I've read a lot of info on something called policosanol and, much as I hate to schill a product (and they're not even paying me to do it!), Walgreen's has come out with a policosanol-based product called Advocate. The one I got ($30) includes two mail-in cholesterol test kits, which anybody on gear ought to be using to monitor themselves anyway, so it's a good deal.
If you cycle regularly this kind of thing could save your life or at least get your lipid levels down to a level that won't damage your health longterm.
12-01-2004, 12:42 PM #2Originally Posted by johnsomebody
12-01-2004, 01:19 PM #3
I was gonna say time release niacin too but i need to check this out it's hereditary for me too.
12-01-2004, 05:47 PM #4
Actually that Walgreen's product has Niacin as well -the "non-flush" kind. But the crucial ingredient is supposed to be policosanol, as far as being most effective.
12-01-2004, 07:16 PM #5Banned
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Its not OTC but Nolva helps improve the HDL/LDL ratios while on cycle.
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