My doctor has recommended the following supplements for my elevated Lp(a) 123 mg/dl and high LDL-P 1488 nmol levels. Total cholesterol 230, LDL 140, Triglycerides 71, HDL 74. C-Reactive Protein was 0.3. Homocysteine 7. Hemoglobin A1c 5.6. Fibrinogen 256 in the normal range. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience using these and if it helped. My new doctor mentioned that Niacin is "dirty" and doesn't like it. Not sure what he meant by that. He just recommended fish oil and not to eat saturated fats. Kind of recommended that I go back to being a vegetarian!
I recall reading about plant sterols/stanols on a previous thread and that some are hypo absorbers, etc. Is that correct? It seems to me, that I probably would be! So not sure about that. I'll have to go back and research it.
I'm already taking fish oil and when this last testing was done, I was in the middle of a stressful move and other factors, lack of exercise at the time and probably not eating the best I could have been. I am now finally getting settled, getting into an exercise routine and eating better. I am hoping these changes help. I'm not sure if I need the blood thinning enzyme sups. and hope someone can shed some light.
For the elevated Lpa you can take fish oil
1-2 grams daily. You can also take one of 2 blood thinning enzyme supplements--nattokinase 50
mg twice a day or lumbrokinase 20 mg 1-2 times daily. You can also take niacin (the regular, not
the non flush type), up to 2 grams daily. It can cause flushing so you can start with a low dose,
even as low as 100 mg daily and slowly work up to the 1-2 grams daily. 2-3 grams of plant
sterols/stanols daily can also decrease the number of LDL particles and increase their size. This is
in foods but to get this much, a powder or capsule form is usually needed.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and recommendations!
Gotta love the genes! Thx!