Thought I'd share some info I came across. Useful for post cycle cholesterol problems. I'm not connected to this site by the way.
"I recently had some blood tests which showed that my cholesterol levels are slightly higher than they should be for my age (I am 45). I have already made the recommended dietary changes but is there a supplement I can take to help prevent them from rising again"?
Most of the cholesterol in your body - more than 80 per cent - comes not from your diet but is produced by your liver, so you need an agent that will reduce this production without damaging that organ. The herb that does this is called Red Yeast Rice (Hong Qu).
In clinical trials across America, it has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels by almost 23 per cent in just eight weeks. Red Yeast Rice works by inhibiting the action of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that synthesises cholesterol in the liver.
Red Yeast Rice extract is now available here in a new combination supplement called CholestSafe (£19.95 for 90 capsules from Victoria Health; 0800 413596; http://www.victoriahealth.com/vh2/co...sp?pageID=1377 . This formulation also includes antioxidant vitamin E and phyto (plant) sterols from soy which help keep cholesterol within a normal, healthy range by blocking its over-absorption.