Triglycerides

Triglycerides is a term used to refer to the circulating levels of fatty acids (similar in structure to dietary fatty acids, and fat mass) that can be measured via a blood test. Although crucial for energy usage, excessively high circulating Triglycerides is a risk factor for circulatory problems.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect triglycerides

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Fish Oil
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Garlic  
Chromium  
Cocoa Extract  
Red Clover Extract  
Spirulina  
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)  
Berberine  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Curcumin  
Inositol  
Nigella sativa  
Astaxanthin  
Dehydroepiandrosterone  
Grape Seed Extract  
Hesperidin  
L-Carnitine  
Lactobacillus reuteri  
Magnesium  
Olive leaf extract  
Policosanol  
Psyllium  
Vitamin E  
Hibiscus sabdariffa  
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid  
Ashwagandha  
Cissus quadrangularis  
Citrullus colocynthis  
Ephedrine  
Fenugreek  
Fucoxanthin  
Ganoderma lucidum  
Ginger  
Irvingia gabonensis  
Krill Oil  
Melatonin  
Punicic Acid  
Resveratrol  
Rooibos  
Shilajit  
Vanadium  
Vitamin D  
Whey Protein  
Anethum graveolens  
Artichoke Extract  
Benfotiamine  
Biotin  
Black Cohosh  
Blueberry  
Caffeine  
Creatine  
Ecdysteroids  
Ecklonia cava  
Eleutherococcus senticosus  
Gamma Oryzanol  
Garcinia cambogia  
Green Coffee Extract  
Green Tea Catechins  
Guggul  
Gynostemma pentaphyllum  
Hemp Protein  
Japanese Knotweed  
Lactobacillus casei  
Licorice  
Microlactin  
Nattokinase  
Panax ginseng  
Phosphatidylcholine  
Phosphatidylserine  
Pterostilbene  
Rose Hip  
Royal Jelly  
Salvia hispanica  
Sea Buckthorn  
Soy lecithin  
Stevia  
Theaflavins  
Trimethylglycine  
Vitamin C  
Vitamin K  
Yacon  
Zinc  
Aronia melanocarpa  
Colostrum  
Eclipta alba  
Emblica officinalis  
HMB  
Mangifera indica  
Medium-chain triglycerides  
Perilla Oil  
Pycnogenol  
Pyrroloquinoline quinone  
Rubus coreanus  
Ruscus aculeatus  
Safflower Oil  
Tribulus terrestris  
Vitamin B1  

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"Triglycerides," Examine.com, published on 6 February 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/triglycerides/