I'am trying for a longtime to drop down my Lp(a). Unfortunately without success. The figures still range from 0,60 to 1,10 g/l. I've yet tested 10 to 30 gram Vitamin C and 5-6 gram Lysine. After reading the book from Owen Fonorow "Practicing Medicine without a License" I've supplemented 1 to 2 gram Proline since one month. After this month I've tested the blood level again. But it is unchanged yet.
Therefore my question: Why does my Lp(a)-level not drop down? Was the time after supplementation with Proline to short? I want to call you for advice what to do or how I can do it better? I've had two heart attacks. And 4 stents implanted. The doctors say: your lp(a), it's genetic and you can't change it. You have to take Aspirin, Statins, BetaBlocker and so on lifelong. But I don't want and don't believe it.
I'm a competitive athlete, nonsmoker, body-mass-index 20. And... I've read the hopeful books from Linus Pauling, Matthias Rath, Owen Fonorow, Thomas Levy, Steve Hickey, Andrew Saul, Abram Hoffer and so on.
With best Wishes
I don't recognize those units, but assuming they are high (what is considered normal?) I can tell you what we think we know (no one is studying this.)
A) You are correct to keep taking vitamin C, lysine and proline which Pauling/Rath patented as "Lp(a) Binding Inhibitors". This means that even if blood Lp(a) levels do not decline, these nutrients will make it less likely your arteries will continue to narrow and less likely that you will suffer a heart attack.
B) In the early research, Pauling and Rath did not prove that elevated Lp(a) would decline, only that Lp(a) would not become elevated by taking the correct dosage of vitamin C (in guinea pigs). Once Lp(a) becomes elevated we enter the world of anecdotes - not science.
C) As I relate in the book (thanks for reading) a NY medical professor was testing his Lp(a) taking vitamin C and lysine - every six months. Lp(a) only dropped the expected 30%... Then he added proline, forgot to take the next 6 month measurement, but a year later with the addition of proline, his Lp(a) had plummeted to ZERO. (That's when he called me to tell me about this experiment). We note that the high dose Pauling Therapy users at this forum who report their Lp(a) (including mine) are close to zero, and I have a family history of heart disease.
So keep taking the Pauling therapy, and if you stay on proline, I predict that the Lp(a) will eventually drop. If you test regularly, please report back to us. Thank you.