Question: I am a 64 yo female. I walk and exercise regularly for a good year and a half. My cholesterol just read at 299. My HDL are fairly high. I have been on fish oil caps, a good multi, CoQ10, 50mg’s during that time. I have just recently added green tea extract caps x 2 per day. Up til now I have been drinking 3 cups green tea daily. Test show some plaque. My doctor wants me on statins,which I have tried but get muscle discomfort. What should I try now? Thank you for your reply. Barb
I have exactly what you need. CaliTrim, 2 tablets 3x/day! This may sound too simple but it’s what I’ve been using in my practice, with predictable results. The combination of nutrients in CaliTrim will support proper fat, cholesterol and sugar metabolism.
This is very important too: reduce the amount of starch (anything made from wheat, corn, oat, potato, rice, rye….) in your diet to just one serving per day. Switch to beans/legumes as a replacement.
The therapeutic dose of CoQ10 is 120mg’s per day and is best absorbed/metabolized with certain nutrient synergists. Our Liquid CoQ10 Formula has all of that in ½ Tbsp 2x/day. Please think about raising your CoQ10 dosage.
Please e-mail me back when you get your next test results in case there is any fine tuning that needs to be done. Here’s to lower numbers.
May 17, 2010 — Long-term, regular use of vitamin E supplements (600 IU”s per day) appears to reduce, by 10%, the risk of chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD in women, according to a new study.
The risk reduction for women on vitamin E supplements (Power E Complex) was equal in people who smoked — the primary risk factor for getting COPD — and people who didn’t, says Anne Hermetet Agler, a PhD candidate at Cornell University and lead author of the study involving women.
Besides acting as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is involved in immune system functioning and signaling between cells and other processes in the body. Everything you always wanted to know about Vitamin E
Note from Dr. Marcus Ettinger: Absorption and utilization of Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) is both dose dependent (less is actually more – 400-600 IU’s per day) and dependent on the levels of HDL’s (good cholesterol) in the blood. Since women naturally have a higher concentration of HDL’s then men, women will naturally receive more protection from vitamin E supplementation then men. Below is a recommendation of what I have personally done to help raise HDL levels.
In 21 years of practice and running thousands of lipid panels, I have found that the only way to naturally boost HDL levels, in most people, is to increase the level of Omega 3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA and DHA – Omega 3,6,9), along with adding a high concentration of phospholipids (Non GMO – Lecithin Granules – 2 Tbsp per day ) and cardiovascular exercise (30-45 minutes, 3-4 days/week).