Dear Dr. Fonorow,
Reagarding the Cardio-C product, is this something that could be helpful in correcting aortic stenosis?
How might this product work to eliminate plaque from valve areas?
Also, is the lab where Cardio-C is manufactured of high standards (cleanliness, integrity, etc.)?
Thanks for any answers you can provide ! :)
Mr. J. M.
Palo Alto, CA
I'll answer the easiest question first. The lab (Douglas) and product are of the highest quality. Not only do we use DSM Quali-C exclusively, See:
As for how vitamin C and lysine work, the Pauling/Rath Unified Theory is available on DVD, and the theory is that the body compensates over the years for low vitamin C levels by producing a variant cholesterol called Lp(a). (Animals make their own vitamin C, and do not generally have Lp(a) in their blood, or the same form of heart disease we humans suffer.)
So, yes, if I was diagnosed with stenosis, I would want to increase my vitamin C intake to the levels recommended by Linus Pauling, I would also take the Lp(a) binding inhibitors lysine and proline, hoping for a regression in plaque all over my arterial system.
As far as valve stenosis, I don't know of any cases of this particular condition resolving itself, but that may not mean anything. On the other hand, I do know that vitamin K levels are involved. Drugs that deplete or block vitamin K (usually blood thinners) will cause calcium to deposit in soft tissues, and there is some evidence that taking vitamin K supplements will regulate calcium from soft tissues into bones where it belongs. So I would also take vitamin K supplements, probably 1-2 mg of K1 daily, or smaller amounts of K2. (not K3).