Niacin and fish oil are the two that come readily to mind. Gamma Oryzanol. AMPK activators like this one from LEF. Optimal thyroid levels.
Who know what works without hurting us?
I'm taking fish oil - hasn't helped much. I was in cytomel and synthroid for years, didn't help much either.
Have not tried niacin. I've seen that LEF Supp - maybe I'll give it a try. How much niacin should one take?
How much do you take? I think you need at least 3g and maybe up to 5g/day...fish oil makes no difference for me. I think for some of us with naturally high cholesterol, we need to be more aggressive.
3. More recently I started taking glucomannan -- I average between 1 and 2 g daily.
In addition to supplements, my naturopath recommended the Portfolio Diet for lowering cholesterol. It focuses on including foods like soy, oats and nuts.
I don't take it in any kind of routine, to be honest. My other supps and meds I have strict schedules, but this one I'm sloppier with. I take meds and supps 4x daily and need food in my stomach for most of them. I take the glucomannan at whichever of the times I'm eating the least. If I was taking it for weight loss or to absorb dietary cholesterol, I'd be more consistent about taking it before every meal.When do you take the Glucomannan? And do you take it all in one dose? I read that you're supposed to take 2g about 15-20 minutes before eating. Beyond expanding and making you feel fuller, it prevents the absorption of dietary cholesterol. That would mean taking it before each meal - 3 times a day.
But then, of course, I worry about the impact on my CFS/ME symptoms. Have you, or anyone else taking Glucomannan found it having any effects, good or bad, on CFS symptoms?