Just started using the Cardio C packets and immediately lost my ability to control my blood glucose. You see, I am a type 1 diabetic since the age of 17 (now 54) and I have a pretty good eye for spotting changes in diet that mess up my insulin sensitivity. A quick check on Vitamin C and Lysine showed studies that said glucose control was improved by both, however, proline has been shown in other studies to increase the release of glucogon from the pancreas. As you may know, glucogon is kind of like anti-insulin in that it blunts the affects of insulin in the body. This is why it is given as an injection at home if a Type 1 diabetic becomes unconcious.
Do you sell a product that contains the amounts of Vit C and Lysine as in Cardio C but does not include the proline?
In any case, I need you to cancel my recurring order of the cardio C packets since I can't safely use them do to the effect the proline has on my glucose control.
First, the Tower Labs CardioAde product only contains vitamin C and lysine (Start at http://hearttechnology.com)
We are all different and I hope you join this forum. I am sure we can learn something from you.
I am an "insulin dependent" diabetic myself (after having part of my pancreas surgically removed) and we have been selling Heart Tech/Cardio-C with proline since the mid 1990s. This is the first report from a Type I diabetic like this. Our "resident" MD (johnwen )over the years has wanted me to have by glucogon tested, but I never really understood why.) On the other side, adding proline to Pauling's original vitamin C/lysine therapy has seemed to a "punch" and is responsible for lowering Lp(a). (If you uncover any studies of proline and glucogon, I personally would be interested too.)
One thing to keep in mind is the proline is not essential (as is lysine) meaning our body usually makes its own. My own personal theory knowing how proline blunts Lp(a) is that we become more prone to heart disease as we age, as our own endogenous production of proline decreases. And of course diabetics are more prone to heart disease, aren't they?