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High cholesterol, a silent threat lurking in many bloodstreams, can significantly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular complications. While medication remains a crucial tool for managing cholesterol levels in some cases, many individuals are turning to natural approaches alongside conventional methods to proactively support their heart health.




Lowering Cholesterol The Natural Way

At Baldwins, we believe in empowering you with knowledge and natural solutions to optimise your well-being. So, let's delve into the world of natural ways to lower cholesterol and explore how you can take control of your heart health.

Natural Supplements for a Cholesterol-Lowering Boost

Nature's Red Remedy 

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Red yeast rice, a fermented rice product containing monacolin K, has been shown to effectively lower LDL cholesterol. The high-quality Red Yeast Rice supplement from Terranova is an easy-to-swallow, convenient way to keep cholesterol levels lower. 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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There is plenty of evidence to suggest that fatty fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3s, which can raise HDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation. The American Heart Association highlights the benefits of omega-3s for heart health, including cholesterol management. However, if you prefer an oil version of the same goodness, Wiley’s Fish Oil Omega-3 Liquid provides a concentrated source of these beneficial fats.

Control Blood Lipids

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By taking a supplement such as Solaray’s Cholesterol Maintenance tablets, you can help control blood lipids and keep cholesterol at a healthy level. These tablets contain B6, B12 and Folic acid to help reduce high levels of homocysteine.

Garlic Supplements 

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Research suggests that garlic packs a powerful punch against high cholesterol. Studies show garlic compounds can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol while boosting "good" HDL, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease. If you don’t fancy munching on the stuff, try Baldwins High Allicin Garlic tablets instead.

Niacin Supplements

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Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, packs a double punch against high cholesterol. Controlled supplementation alongside a healthy lifestyle can be a powerful tool for improving your cholesterol profile and giving your heart a boost.

Dietary Tweaks for Cholesterol Control

Research suggests the Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and olive oil, can effectively lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol. Swap saturated fats for healthy fats like those found in avocados, nuts, and seeds. This study, for example, found that the Mediterranean diet significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events compared to a low-fat diet.

Soluble fibre found in oats, barley, and psyllium husk acts like a sponge, trapping cholesterol and preventing its absorption. Aim for 25-35 grams of fibre daily. This review highlights the role of soluble fibre in lowering LDL cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.

Be sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet to get a good source of fibre. Certain vegetables like eggplant, okra, and Brussels sprouts contain compounds that may help lower cholesterol. This study suggests that eggplant and okra may help lower cholesterol due to their saponin content.

Move Your Body, Boost Your Heart

Regular Exercise for Heart Health: Physical activity is a potent weapon against high cholesterol, which is why the American Heart Association recommends it. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Walking, swimming, and cycling are all excellent options.

Building muscle mass can also help lower LDL cholesterol and improve overall cardiovascular health. This study demonstrates the positive impact of strength training on LDL cholesterol and overall cardiovascular health. So why not - incorporate strength training exercises into your routine at least twice a week?

Lifestyle Modifications for a Holistic Approach

Chronic stress can negatively impact cholesterol levels. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing to manage stress effectively and lower cholesterol levels naturally.

Discover our popular stress relief range and find supplements to help support and monitor your stress levels. 

Smoking significantly increases your risk of heart disease and raises LDL cholesterol. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your heart health and one of the best natural ways to lower cholesterol too. 

Excessive alcohol intake can raise cholesterol levels. Limit alcohol consumption to moderate levels, ideally no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.

Why Not Speak To One of Our Herbal Experts?

Still not sure what supplement is right for you? Book a free online consultation with one of our herbalists and discuss your options. 

Consult your healthcare provider before starting any new supplements or making significant dietary or lifestyle changes. They can help you develop a personalised plan that aligns with your individual needs and health conditions.

Let Baldwins Help You Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally 

Taking charge of your cholesterol is an investment in your future heart health. By incorporating these strategies and consulting your healthcare provider, you can empower yourself to make informed choices and lower your cholesterol naturally for a healthier, happier life.