I am a Scottish gentleman my 80's and I would like some guidance, having just received 3 stents. I cannot take plavix nor comuadin. There are PAD issues in the knee area. Your help would be very much appreciated.
Our standard protocol is based on Linus Pauling's recommendations, and is always to supplement vitamin C (to tolerance) and lysine (max. 6000 mg).
Unfortunately, the tolerance for vitamin C varies widely among individuals. See: http://vitamincfoundation.org/www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm for information on vitamin C bowel tolerance.
It is best to start with one 500 mg tablet of vitamin C (ascorbic acid with the fewest fillers) every 3 or 4 waking hours. Ditto lysine, take one 500 mg tablet with vitamin C every 3 or 4 hours.
If after a day or two, you can tolerate this amount (usually 5 * 500 or 2500 mg of each) and there are no tolerance issues (e.g. diarrhea) then increase both the vitamin C and lysine until issues are reached, e.g. try 2 tablets (every 3 or 4 hours) or 1000 mg of each, gradually increasing to tolerance.
When you reach tolerance,contact us. Some people cannot tolerate 200 mg every 3/4 hours. (If this is your case, we can recommend some liposomal products.) If your tolerance is at least 2500 mg we can recommend Cardio-C. If 6000 mg we can recommend a Tower heart tech product, etc.
Vitamin C tolerance can reach up to 10,000 mg, 20,000 mg or even 30,000 mg per day, but we do not recommend increasing lysine more than 6000 mg total per day.
My entire protocol can be downloaded as an excerpt from my book: http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol.htm