Total Cholesterol

Total Cholesterol is a phrase used to refer to all circulating cholesterol molecules, and is totalled by adding LDL-C, HDL-C and vLDL-C together. It is distinct from Triglycerides.

This page features 3 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what supplements affect Total Cholesterol
Grade Level of Evidence
A Robust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
B Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
C Single double blind study or multiple cohort studies
D Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific Consensus Comments
A Garlic
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A Chromium
A Cocoa Extract
A Fish Oil
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B Berberine
B Grape Seed Extract
B Nigella sativa
B Olive leaf extract
B Psyllium
B Royal Jelly
B Spirulina
B Trimethylglycine
B Astaxanthin
B Creatine
B Curcumin
B Hesperidin
B L-Carnitine
B Lactobacillus reuteri
B Vitamin E
C Ashwagandha
C Soy lecithin
C Artichoke Extract
C Cissus quadrangularis
C Citrullus colocynthis
C Dehydroepiandrosterone
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C Krill Oil
C Microlactin
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C Vitamin B3
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C Benfotiamine
C Biotin
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C Hibiscus sabdariffa
C Japanese Knotweed
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D Aronia melanocarpa
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  1. Colombo VE1, et al Treatment of brittle fingernails and onychoschizia with biotin: scanning electron microscopy . J Am Acad Dermatol. (1990)
  2. Revilla-Monsalve C1, et al Biotin supplementation reduces plasma triacylglycerol and VLDL in type 2 diabetic patients and in nondiabetic subjects with hypertriglyceridemia . Biomed Pharmacother. (2006)
  3. Marshall MW, et al Effects of biotin on lipids and other constituents of plasma of healthy men and women . Artery. (1980)

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