It’s a powder you mix with water, doesn’t really have much of a taste at all. You can get it anywhere, it’s what is in plain sugar free metamucil. 5 grams twice a day lowers cholesterol.
It works because it is mainly soluble fiber which your body eliminates by releasing bile into your digestive tract. Bile is made up of cholesterol so to replace the bile your body uses cholesterol that is circulating in your blood. Oatmeal is another food high in soluble fiber.
Diet might help but the ones suggested by doctors dont.
Aka: it’s not the cholesterol you eat the problem, it can influence the test results but only in the short time, for example you eat eggs and after few hours they take the blood for the test, that can increase the number.
Also, overall 205 is not bad.
I think the sandwich diet you mom ate wasnt good at all, white bread increases glycogen in blood and insulin spikes especially if you dont eat proteins with it and thats bad for cholesterol levels as well in the long run.
My HDL (good cholesterol) level was super low, so even though my LDL was pretty low, it threw the ratio off. Turns out it is a genetic thing my dad had too. I started taking fish and flax oil, without changing my diet at all. This was back in my 20s, I’m 41 now, my ratio is still holding strong.
Years ago i had the cholesterol test done at work and was over 300 total. Just working out lowered it next year over 100 points. I think many things affect it. Since i’ve had 5 stents the doc wants the ldl under 70, i’m in the 90’s. I’m really trying to get my blood sugar down, A1C was 7.4 last blood test.