Lipoprotein (a), another item of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel, is a small cholesterol particle that causes inflammation and can clog blood vessels. Research* shows that people with high lipoprotein (a) have a 70% higher risk of developing heart disease over 10 years.
Statin drug (which depletes CoQ10, the latter is often supplemented) may cause lipoprotein (a) to increase, which should be monitored for patients on statin drugs.
How to lower Lipoprotein (a)?
- Vit C (2-4 gm)
- CoQ-10 (120 mg)
- L-carnitine (1-2 gm)
- DHA (1-2 gm)
- Niacin (1-2 gm) (most effective, however it may increase LFT)
- L-lysine (500 -1000 mg)
- L-proline (500-1000 mg)
- Flax seed
- When all above fail, Vit C 2gm/day +Nanokinase bid to prevent blood clots. However, the combo doesn’t lower lipoprotein (a).
*Danesh J, et al., “Lipoprotein (a) and Coronary artery disease, ” Circulation 2000;102:1082-1085.