Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty waxy substance that occurs in the body. Although it is often understood to be a toxic substance, the body needs it to create cell membranes and hormone production.  85% of the boys supply of cholesterol is made in the liver, however, high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis which is where cholesterol gathers in the arteries, stopping the smooth flow of blood to heart, brain, kidneys and other extremities, this is related to a heart attack or stoke. 


Cholesterol is fatty and cannot travel through the water bloodstream by itself, therefore it is attached to a protein, creating a lipoprotein. There are two main types of lipoproteins; Low density Lipoprotein (LDL) which is known as a 'bad' cholesterol and High density lipoprotein (HDL) which is known as a 'good' cholesterol. 


Research has shown that some herbal tea products like Milk Thistle Tea can help reduce cholesterol if used over a period of time to get the full benefit. For example; Green Tea like Palace Needle Green Tea can help reduce LDL if taken 2-5 cups a day and raises  HDL.  Milk Thistle (Silymarin) can also reduced LDL by helping the liver convert LDL into HDL and maintains general liver health.