8 Supplements You Shouldn't Be Taking If You Have High Cholesterol

Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice contains compounds that can lower cholesterol levels. While it can be effective

Niacin (Vitamin B3): Niacin supplements can help raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Garlic Supplements: Garlic is believed to have cholesterol-lowering properties, but the evidence is mixed.

Fish Oil Supplements: Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower triglycerides and have a mild effect on cholesterol.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): CoQ10 supplements are sometimes used to mitigate muscle pain associated with statin medications

Fiber Supplements: Soluble fiber supplements like psyllium can help lower LDL cholesterol.

Plant Sterols and Stanols: These compounds are found in some margarines and dietary supplements and can help lower LDL cholesterol.

Soy Supplements: Soy contains plant compounds called phytosterols that can lower cholesterol.

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