Artichoke Leaf Extract Supplement
Some people claim that artichoke leaf extract can be beneficial in a wide variety of conditions. Some of these include:
There is not enough evidence yet to say for certain if this supplement is indeed as effective as its proponents claim, although artichoke leaf extract does contain chlorogenic acid, cynarin, and caffeic acid, which may play a role in inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. Many prescription cholesterol medications work in a similar way.
Keep in mind that just because this product is a supplement, this does not mean it is necessarily safe and free from side effects. Allergic reactions are possible, and people with gallstones or other problems might need to avoid this product.
(Click Artichoke Leaf Extract to learn more about this supplement, including dosing guidelines, whether it is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and whether it is possible to take too much.)