I was recently diagnosed with a total blood cholesterol level of 231, LDL 168(which I know is high) and HDL, 51. I am 28 years old, male. I am trying to bring it down through diet and exercise, but I am tempted to try a natural supplement; to see faster results; Lipistax to be particular. Would that be a safe choice?
Your cholesterol levels as you can observe are high and need treatment. Lipistax is over the counter nutritional supplement available in America and doesn't need prescription. It contains some 6 natural plant sterols claimed by the manufacturer to lower LDL cholesterol.
FDA is the regulatory authority and it is mandatory for any prescription medicine to be approved by FDA before it can be prescribed for any condition. As Lipistax is not a medicine, it is not approved by FDA. In these cases it is left to the choice of user to his / her discretion to use it.
However, the claimed ingredients in Lipistax are plant sterols, can be effective in reducing cholesterol. But, it is difficult to endorse them without scientific studies. Thank you.
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