The National Institutes of Health explains Triglycerides as follows: 'Triglycerides are a type of fat. Your body makes some triglycerides. Triglycerides also come from the food you eat. Extra calories are turned into triglycerides and stored in fat cells for later use. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your triglyceride level may be high. A test for high blood cholesterol levels is a related measurement.'
Our Try Gly Balance formula includes Garlic, Reishi, Beet Root, Ginger and Fennel, among others. These liver-supporting herbs help to promote a healthy triglyceride level in the body.
The clinical study 'Garlic inhibits microsomal triglyceride transfer protein gene expression in human liver and intestinal cell lines...' observes of garlic: 'Epidemiologic studies have suggested that fresh garlic has lipid-lowering activity.....Long-term dietary supplementation of fresh garlic may exert a lipid-lowering effect partly through reducing intestinal MTP gene expression, thus suppressing the assembly and secretion of chylomicrons from intestine to the blood circulation.' (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12042427)
Some mushrooms such as Reishi have exhibited liver-protective effects. One clinical study 'The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms' observes: 'Some triterpenes from G. lucidum [ganoderic acid C (8d) and derivatives] are able to inhibit the biosynthesis of cholesterol...' (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1193547/)
For specific descriptions and/or studies on the other herbs, please see the individual herb descriptions. Persons who suspect that they may have elevated triglyceride levels should consult their healthcare physician.
For support of good cholesterol (HDL and LDL levesl), please also see our Red Yeast Rice with Liver Safeguard formula and our Lecithin gels.