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How to raise cholesterol? (mine is too low)

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by taroopher, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. taroopher

    taroopher

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    Hello, I tested my cholesterol and it is 100mg/dL.
    I read that below 160mg/dL might cause several problems.
    How do I raise my cholesterol then?
    I found this amazing file that shows a case of study of a person low cholesterol being healed with pregnenolone and DHEA. (100mg each)
    http://www.drrozakis.com/Articles/lowcholesterol.pdf

    Facts I searched:
    -Cholesterol is produced in the liver.
    -Cholesterol is used to produce cortisol and testosterone.
    -Treating the liver might help. (milk thistle and alpha lipoic acid)
    -Taking pregnenolone and DHEA might help because it would use this to produce hormones instead of cholesterol.

    Edit:
    1)I read a success story where the person ate a lot of eggs, butter and beef and took Ox Bile for a month.
    2) Another person said that the bile is not working properly, so it would need to take taurine, glycine and milk thistle to fix the bile problem so cholesterol can be absorbed
     
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  2. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Sorry that you haven't received comments until now, @taroopher .

    I also have cholesterol that is too low.

    You can eat lots of eggs and such. I believe that you might even convince a physician to prescribe cholesterol pills to help you get your levels to something more sane, though they'll probably insist on testing and re-testing and ask you lots of questions about whether you are, in fact, a secret vegan before they'll give in. You also might want to speak to an immunologist or an infectious disease specialist on this front: cholesterol levels this low are seen in chronic infection, sepsis, cancer, and hereditary deficiencies.

    (1993) Hypocholesterolemia is associated with immune dysfunction in early human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection. - PubMed - NCBI
    (2003) Following severe injury, hypocholesterolemia improves with convalescence but persists with organ failure or onset of infection | Critical Care | Full Text
    (2008) Hypocholesterolemia in clinically serious conditions--review.

    The issue with eating cholesterol (or taking it in a pill) is that dietary cholesterol is kept separate from the BBB (blood-brain barrier). The brain is where you most need cholesterol! DHA does cross the BBB, and may influence cholesterol's production there... but I feel on shakier ground, there. More research needed!
     
  3. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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    Please get another test through a medical laboratory. Look at the level of LDLs (low density lipoproteins). The LDL should greater than 40mg/dl. If not, eat steak and ice cream every day.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Remember, though, only about 20% of cholesterol comes from diet. :)
     
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    Eastman Senior Member

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  6. taroopher

    taroopher

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    Alright, I got some more info
    "It has been estimated that about half of the total cholesterol produced in the body is used in the synthesis of bile salts"
    It means that taking ox bile, the body won't need to spend his own cholesterol to produce bile, in theory, to levels should go up. By the way, I'm assuming that.
    https://selfhacked.com/blog/bile-supplements/

    "When rats were fed with a high dose of cholesterol, the total cholesterol level in the body was increased to 77%."
     
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  7. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Small amounts of full fat dairy (cream) makes my total cholesterol skyrocket very quickly (from 230 to 311 in 30 days or so of drinking my coffee with added 1/2 teaspoon of cream daily).
     

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