C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP-hs) is part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel.

  • Elevated due to previous infection
  • Chlamydia, herpes, CMV can cause inflammation and plaque formation.
  • Is an anti-body like substance.
  • Predictive of future MI even if cholesterol is normal.
  • Elevated CRP-hs (high sensitivity) was found to be the strongest of 12 markers for heart attach, in a study involving 28,263 female patients.*
  • Periodontal disease causes heart attack (elevates CRP).

How to lower CRP?

  • Exercise
  • Baby ASA, 81 mg, daily
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Quercetin as a supplement
  • CoQ-10
  • Natural Cox-2 inhibitors
    • Grapeseed extract (100 – 200 mg)
    • Curcumin (300 – 600 mg)
    • Green tea (3 cups or 3 caps/day)
  • Rosemary
  • Statin drugs
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Beta-blockers

*Ridker, ., et al., “C-reactive protein and other markers of inflammation in the production of cardiovascular disease in women,” NEJM 2000;342:836-843.

 

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