High Triglycerides

Also indexed as:Hypertriglyceridemia, Triglycerides (High)
Too many of the fatty compounds known as triglycerides can compromise your health. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
SupplementAmountWhy
Fish Oil
3,000 mg daily omega-3 fatty acids3 stars[3 stars]
Many double-blind trials have shown that fish oil containing EPA and DHA lowers triglycerides levels.
Guggul
25 mg guggulsterones three times per day3 stars[3 stars]
Clinical trials indicate that guggul is effective in treating high triglycerides, in one trial, serum triglycerides fell by 30.3%.
Pantothenic Acid
300 mg pantethine three times per day3 stars[3 stars]
Pantethine, a byproduct of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), has been shown to lower triglyceride levels in several clinical trials.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
500 mg three times per day3 stars[3 stars]
The niacin form of vitamin B3 is used by some doctors to lower triglycerides, however, the quantity needed to achieve reductions may cause side effects. Ask your doctor is niacin is right for you.
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