TommyTurtle wrote:Thanks Frodo and Joanna. That's very encouraging to me. I'm 62 years old, height 182cm, weight 68 kg. Almost exactly the same as Frodo. After and initial 10 weeks on 5g Vit C and 1.5g Niacin my Lp(a) reduced from 61 to 26 mg/dL. However after a further 10 weeks adding 5g Lysine and 2.5g Proline my Lp(a) rose slightly to 31 mg/dL. Wasn't expecting the increase. I've now doubled three - 10g Vit C, 10g Lysine and 5g Proline whilst keeping Niacin at 1.5g. I'm considering increasing Niacin to 2.0g.
From your reports it's worthwhile taking a more longer term view, as it looks like the body keeps on changing in response over time.
Recently read Thomas Cowan's book Human Heart, Cosmic Heart which also stresses importance of increasing collateral circulation in heart. I've been particularly aggressive in my exercise regime with high intensity interval training, Tabata-style with minimal rests between bursts. Also high intensity strength training with high weight and super slow technique. Challenging body every session and seeing strength gains every week. My bone density is also lowish, not quite in the osteoporosis range, but i need to aintain or even increase (if that is possible).
I'm feeling awesome and wish I'd been following my diet and exercise regime years ago.
I'm or better I was a long distance runner and one of the best. In June 2016 I had the heart attack. It's so sad. I took C, Niacin and Lysine since 2011. But it didn't work. Since February I've added Proline, and Lp(a) goes down.
Do you take vit D? I think of course. How much? An what is your blood level? I take 80.000 IU every week. And my blood level is about 100 ng. Very interesting the book of Jeff Bowles. He took 100.000 IU every d a y.