What Owen said here is accurate but also another component of the Pauling protocol which is lysine is also a very important part when it comes to LP(a).
LP(a) is a scavenger which is in constant search for dead tissue within the circulatory system when it comes upon an area that has dead tissue it rapidly attaches to it. If the tissue etc. is not attached it takes and attaches to it and transports it back to the liver for removal. If the tissue is attached it locks on to it and recruits other fats in circulation to either feed the surrounding tissue and heal it or to cover it up so it won’t allow the dead tissue into circulation.
Sometimes the covering becomes excess and builds to a blockage.
Lysine in the circulatory system looks like dead tissue and LP(a) readily attaches to it. Then both are processed out! This in turn slows the covering process so the V-C and other components can nourish and heal the damaged area. The liver keeps a army of LP(a) in circulation and this balance is maintained so if some are removed more are produced to keep the balance so it it’s important to keep a steady state of lysine to counter act the high balance and regulate what is in play!
The only thing right now that has been shown to lower this production is Niacin. Since the drug co.s aren’t making $$ from it there are some that are working on drugs to do the same thing.
Since the drug co.s aren’t able to profit from it right now, it is a ignored fact and medical people aren’t educated on the pitfalls and actions of this component. Now you take a look at Statins an that’s BIG$$ for the Pharma people so they push it out and the problem still remains. Reading the latest theory’s on how the clogging of arteries works is like reading, “The green men from mars invading your blood!”
So in this situation taking PT is a daily must! Adding Niacin to their supplements can only help in the long run! Finding the causative factor that is influencing these high levels can and is a elusive factor especially with the way today’s medical people are taught! One factor I can think of right now is a question. That being does this person get cold sores??
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