I'm afraid if I don't take the Crestor from the doctor, then he'll put it in my record, then if i have a heart attack, the insurance won't cover
The Lp(a) number is either scary - (if mg/dl), or very good (if nmol/l)
i never have taken a multi, I'll start that too
Ralph Lotz wrote:Well-designed studies have found that niacin lowers LDL cholesterol by approximately 10%, lowers triglycerides by 25%, and raises "good" HDL cholesterol by 15% to 30%.
Niacin (nicotinic acid) is included in the Rath/Pauling Patent to lower Lp(a).
Is niacin safe and is there a recommended dosage?
I'm taking the C (starting at 15G through out day daily - get to 20G in a few days daily dose - so far no bowel issue)
ofonorow wrote:I'm taking the C (starting at 15G through out day daily - get to 20G in a few days daily dose - so far no bowel issue)
Well this tells you (us) something! Please review http://orthomed.com/titrate.htm if you haven't already. When you determine your bowel tolerance - let us know, there may be something else going on too.
So vitamin C for you is the primary nutrient, and I used to take my 9000 mg twice daily. It sounds like you may be taking much more.
Yes, vitamin K2 is an excellent idea, whether or not you have evidence of calcification - say from one of these heart scans that see mostly calcium. So no, technically Lp(a) plaque is not the same as calcified plaque, at least not for a long time. However, most people with heart disease probably have hard arteries (calcified) and K2 has just been shown to reduce/prevent cancer too!
Well niacin, in its various form is vitamin B3 - and taking it is a really good idea, although I believe the experts recommend one form over the other to avoid rapid heart beats and the niacin "flush." It is interesting that according to Atherotech, both Niacin and Vitamin C have been clinically shown to reduce Lp(a) by about the same amount.
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