Cynarin is a phytonutrient found in artichokes that may inhibit the maunufacture of cholesterol in the liver. By inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol, cynarin may help to lower cholesterol.

Cynarin - Found in:

Gebhardt R Inhibition of cholesterol biosynthesis in primary cultured rat hepatocytes by artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) extracts.J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1998 Sep;286(3):1122-8.

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