Nootropic Supplements That Help With Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that forms in the body. It is common knowledge that some cholesterol is necessary, but too much can become a problem. Cholesterol, in essence, helps the body make hormones, vitamin D, and digestive enzymes (Medline Plus, 2020). Technically, the body makes all of the cholesterol It needs, which is why having too much cholesterol can be easily achieved (2020). Fortunately, finding supplements which can help keep cholesterol under control can also be easy.
Top Nootropics for Cholesterol
These are the best nootropic supplements for reducing and controlling cholesterol.
Nigella sativa is one of the longest used nootropics for general health and medicinal applications, with its usage history even dating beyond the 16th century B.C. (Ahmad et al., 2013). Also known as Black Cumin, the seeds of this nootropic are quite powerful in reducing cholesterol (Chevallier, 2016). There is modern research suggesting the seeds are able to treat metabolic syndrome (2016). Another recent study suggested the nootropic has the ability to significantly reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) (Farhangi et al., 2018). That same study proved its ability to lower cholesterol in study participants (2018). Nigella can even improve dyslipidemia associated with type 2 diabetes (Kaatabi et al., 2012). It has even purportedly been able to improve cardiovascular issues (2012).*
Red Reishi Mushroom
Red Reishi Mushroom is one of the most sacred nootropics of all of Asia, being used for a variety of medicinal benefits (Knechtges, 1996). One of its purported benefits is improving good cholesterol, meaning: it can make better use of the cholesterol already in the system (Berger et al., 2004). It may also have the potential to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar (2004).
Last Notes On Using Cholesterol Nootropic Supplements
Although there are only a couple nootropics that are reasonable at controlling cholesterol, they work great and have been used for a long time. They have a strong history of providing other, tonic-like effects for the body as well. Keeping the body running right is important for longevity and overall vitality. It is important to remember, cholesterol at its normal level in the body is a good thing, so reducing it entirely is both unnecessary and ill-advised. It is also important to recall that diet still plays a large part in the production of too much cholesterol.
A Note From NooFiles*
This article is intended to be used for information only. We want to remind you that consulting your physician is recommended before adding any dietary supplement of any kind to your daily regimen.
Ahmad, A., Husain, A., Mujeeb, M., Khan, S. A., Najmi, A. K., Siddique, N. A., Damanhouri, Z. A., AND Anwar, F. (2013). A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb. Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine. Vol. 3(5). Pp. 337–352. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2221-1691(13)60075-1
Berger, A., Rein, D., Kratky, E., Monnard, I., Hajjaj, H., Meirim, I., Piguet-Welsch, C., Hauser, J., Mace, K., & Niederberger, P. (2004). Cholesterol-lowering properties of Ganoderma lucidum in vitro, ex vivo, and in hamsters and minipigs. Lipids in health and disease, 3, 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-511X-3-2
Chevallier, A. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. Third Edition. DK Publishing. New York, New York. ISBN 978-1-4654-4981-8
Farhangi, M.A., Dehghan, P. and Tajmiri, S. (2018). Powdered black cumin seeds strongly improves serum lipids, atherogenic index of plasma and modulates anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Lipids Health Dis. Vol. 17. Pp. 59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-018-0704-x
Kaatabi, H., Bamosa, A. O., Lebda, F. M., Al Elq, A. H., & Al-Sultan, A. I. (2012). Favorable impact of Nigella sativa seeds on lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients. Journal of family & community medicine. Vol. 19(3). Pp. 155–161. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/2230-8229.102311 Medline Plus (2020). Cholesterol. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Retrieved from: https://medlineplus.gov/cholesterol.html