I would like a bit of advice as to what product/s and dosage would you recommend for a woman in her late 40's no health issues in a any systems except elevated Lp(a) 112nmol/L, high LDL 123mg/dL and high APOB 94mg/dL.
Also, I take about 20-40 grams of collagen and some whey protein/Creatine per day so there are a few additional amino acids there. Would I still need to add the other aminos taken in lesser amounts (proline, arginine, etc....)?
I'm not including Lysine in this last question. If you could please give me some information I would GREATLY appreciate it. I look forward to your response.
From memory, normal lp(a) in nmol/l is around 90, so your "elevated" Lp(a) is not all that high, and indicates to me, based on the Pauling/Rath Unified Theory, that you merely need to consume more vitamin C. Pauling/Ginter have reported on extensive work that showed vitamin C "normalizes" high cholesterol. So your elevated cholesterol levels are another indication that you require more vitamin C than you are taking.
By the way, do you know what the symptom of "high cholesterol" is? Feeling good. Cholesterol (other than Lp(a)) does ot cause heart disease. Higher cholesterol is a symptom, and if they recommended a cholesterol-lowering drug, I would seriously reconsider using it.
The collagen is interesting. Why so much? Collagen is a source of protein. All proteins have to be digested into the constituent amino acids during digestion. So taking collagen won't necessarily result in more collagen in your body. It is interesting that vitamin C is required for the body to build collagen out of the constituent amino acids, and does promote the production of your own collagen. This is one reason why people who take, let's say "adequate" vitamin C, have fewer wrinkles.
Another source I follow, he who advises Anthony William the Medical Medium, points out that adults are eating too much protein. This protein tends to accumulate undigested in the gut which cause various issues that people aren't connecting to eating too much protein.
The amino acids lysine (and proline) have specific medicinal properties related to heart disease based on the binding sites of the Lp(a) molecule. Lp(a) binds to the lysine residues that appear in cracks in the arteries. These "plaster casts" that form inside arteries (and are referred to as atherosclerosis) are a healing process. Vitamin C, lysine (and proline) not only neutralize the Lp(a) (by binding before the lysine on the cracked arterial wall can bind) but vitamin C and lysine are components of collagen, and they will keep the arterial wall strong and prevent the cracks that start the heart disease process.
I published my nutrient recommendations and you can download the chapter for free
These recommendations are based around the foundation laid by Linus Pauling.
Many Pauling-therapy products provide the major components in the protocol, including Heart Technology from Tower Laboratories and Inteligent Vitamin C's Cardio-C,
The dosages are generally divided into preventive, i.e. one serving per day, one jar per month. And therapeutic that starts with 2 or more servings per day, and two or three jars per month. From what you have reported, I predict you would do well on the one-jar preventive dose, although you may be wise to supplement extra vitamin C until your cholesterol becomes normal.
I will say, based on now almost 30 years of experience, that the simplest formula that does the trick and that is based entirely on Pauling's invention is Cardio-C.