Have You Ever Been Asked? Is your cholesterol too low?
Posted Aug 24 2008 7:06pm
With all the controversy around cholesterol drugs at the moment I thought it a good idea to look into the subject a bit. I always recommend that patients look into natural, non-harmful remedies before considering drugs.
As with blood pressure, much more attention is given to high cholesterol than low cholesterol. But like any other biologic parameter there’s always a normal range, too high and too low.
Dangerously low cholesterol also carries deadly risks:
We are thoroughly aware that high-serum cholesterol carries with it a risk of heart disease. We’re not made aware, however, that low-serum cholesterol may carry some risks of its own: cancer, stroke and major depression.
A quick check of any textbook of biochemistry or physiology tells us that all naturally occurring steroid hormones (DHEA, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, pregnenolone to name a few) are also made in our bodies from a single starting material cholesterol. And cholesterol is also a key component of every cell membrane in our bodies.
Serum cholesterol is usually considered high when it’s above 5mmol/L. Low cholesterol is defined by many researchers as 4.l4mmol/L or below.
Manganese is a key co-factor in the transformation of cholesterol to steroid hormones. Recommended dosage is to take 50 milligrams of manganese citrate once or twice daily. When “normalization” occurs, reduce the dosage to 10 to 15 milligrams once daily. Don’t take more manganese than prescribed.
It’s wise to monitor liver function if your cholesterol levels are below normal. Since the liver is our major source of circulating cholesterol, general measures to improve liver function are also advisable if serum cholesterol is low particularly in cases where manganese is not helpful.
It is vital that you get informed about your health. We must stop to follow the drug manufacturers like sheep and take responsibility for our successful healing naturally.
There are obviously emergency cases where drugs are the only alternative but where it concerns degenerative diseases that are more often than not caused by our bad lifestyle it is better to treat the cause and root it out at the source, naturally.