Hi! I am a slim, active, vegetarian 57 yr. old woman with relatively normal cholesterol, but unfortunately my lp(a) is 129 mg/dl.. I refuse to take statins and aspirin, as have been recommended by my doctor, and am skeptical about Red Yeast Rice, although it may be an option. Which of your products could you recommend for my particular case? I live in Germany. Do you also ship overseas? I´m very much looking forward to your reply. Thank you. Best
regards, Sue L.
That Lp(a) number is EXTREMELY high, so I hope it is inaccurate! (Or that the units are nmols/l - which would still be high!) (And since Lp(a) is part of the total cholesterol (in LDL) I don't see how that number makes any sense??)
How much vitamin C do you now take? I would begin the following protocol (link) and try to discover my personal vitamin C "bowel tolerance." http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8026
You can read about bowel tolerance at orthomed.com/titrate.htm and Dr. Cathcart's lecture is now posted on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQmAxiR0SHE
Once you know how much ordinary vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) you can tolerate we can suggest a product. People with low tolerances might require a well absorbed liposomal form of the vitamin.
Smart about avoiding statins - esp. vegetarians. (I have spoken to attorneys whose clients are vegetarian women who have lost major organs (such as their livers) because they were on put statin drugs to be "healthy." A vegetarian does not obtain sufficient
Coenzyme Q10 in their diets to overcome losses caused by the statin-CoQ10-inhibition/depletion problem.
We do ship overseas but apparently there are severe import restrictions to Germany. (Germany is especially anti-vitamin C for some reason?!) People from Germany usually ship to other countries, e.g. France, and pick up the package.