(Closed) I got the blues…the slightly high cholesterol blues…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Try niacin!! It is great for upping HDL (which in turn helps lower LDL) and on its own it lowers LDL, VLDL and triglycerates. It’s B3 so you dont even need a prescription just a GMC close by!

Post # 4
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My husband is 30 and we recently found out his cholesterol is sky high 🙁 It’s upsetting because he works out, we don’t eat red meat etc. Ugh! I feel your pain.

Post # 6
679 posts
Busy bee

Ugh, I completely empathize. I run and strength train and have for years, I eat a healthy diet of  lean proteins and lots of fruits and veggies, etc, so imagine my surprise when I had a physical (for the first time in a few years) and found out I had slightly high LDL and triglycerides and slightly low HDL! Whaaaat? The doctor put a note on my test results saying to make sure I “exercise and watch what I eat,” well, I already do! I can’t remember the last time I ate fried or fast food, only eat red meat once or twice a month, eat lots of salmon and such..Not fair!

I’m supposed to have it tested again in May and I’ve added chia seeds to my diet, I’m focusing on healthy fats, like avocado, walnuts, olive oil, and I’m taking a flax oil supplement. I’m continuing to exercise 5-6 times a week. I am. Hoping for the best!

So you are definitely not alone. 

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Try omega-3 fish oils, 1-4 grams of EPA/DHA per day.

Niacin has some benefits, but there was recently a study that (more than) suggests it is ineffective. Plus, the flushing is a problem when you are at the doses you need to be.

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