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Neutraceutical Supplements and the Treatment of Dyslipidemia

By June 15, 2015Blog

“The Role of Nutraceutical Supplements in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia”; Mark Houston, MD; The Journal of Clinical Hypertension; Volume 14; No. 2; February 2012.

Now that I have summarized Dr. Houston’s explanations of how and why the different neutraceutical supplements help treat lipid disorders, let’s provide you with a summarized list of the supplements to consider based on your clinical goal:

Dyslipidemia Treatment Goal and Neutraceutical Supplements to Consider

  1. Decrease the LDL Particle Number:
    1. Niacin
    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids


  2. Convert small dense atherogenic LDL B to larger more buoyant less atherogenic LDL A:
    1. Niacin
    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    3. Plant Sterols


  3. Reduce intestinal Cholesterol Absorption:
    1. Plant Sterols
    2. Soy
    3. Green Tea Extract and Green Tea
    4. Flax Seeds
    5. Sesame
    6. Garlic
    7. Fiber


  4. HMG CoA Reductase Inhibition:
    1. Red Yeast Rice
    2. Pantethine
    3. Gamma/Tocotrienols
    4. Sesame
    5. Green tea extract and green tea
    6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    7. Citrus Bergamot
    8. Garlic
    9. Curcumin
    10. Plant Sterols


  5. Lower Lipoprotein (a): shows genetic predisposition for CHD if >10mg/dL
    1. Niacin
    2. Gamma delta tocotrienols
    3. N acetyl cysteine (NAC)
    4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    5. Flax Seed
    6. Coenzyme Q10
    7. Vitamin C


  6. Lower Triglycerides:
    1. Niacin
    2. Red Yeast Rice
    3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    4. Pantethine
    5. Citrus Bergamot
    6. Flax Seed
    7. Monounsaturated Fats
    8. Resveratrol


  7. Increase HDL Levels and convert HDL 3 to HDL 2 and 2b:
    1. Niacin
    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    3. Pantethine
    4. Red Yeast Rice
    5. Monounsaturated Fats
    6. Resveratrol
    7. Curcumin
    8. Pomegranate
    9. Citrus Bergamot

Dr. Mark Houston is one of the primary cardiologists that present for the Institute of Functional Medicine and over the last 9 weeks I have explained why present typical cholesterol testing is outdated and why a test like the Vertical Auto Profile provides a much more detailed assessment of a patient’s cardiovascular risk. Then I broke down Dr. Houston’s article, The Role of Neutraceutical Supplements in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia.

I have started using the VAP test in my practice and it is revolutionizing how I can help people in understanding their present condition thoroughly and how to improve their risk of heart disease by empowering them to change their lives by realizing we are what we eat and that functional foods and scientifically proven supplements can save lives.

And I’m not done yet, in my next blogs I will discuss Dr. Houston’s book: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease so if you have found this information helpful stay tuned for more amazing pearls.

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