I am 69 years old with no apparent medical issues, except high cholesterol (which used to control with 2g of Niacin, before I switched to Pauling protocol) and occasional high blood pressure spikes. When I started the protocol , about 2.5 years ago, my cholesterol got a lot better than what I had with Niacin alone (total: 200; HDL= 83: LDL= 99), and the blood started to remain around 115-120/65-70.
Here is what I take:
Ascorbic Acid powder (3.5 g) + Lysine powder (1.75 g) + Proline cap (500mg) : 3 times a day in 2-cups of water;
Niacin 1g/ day;
Now Foods Adam Soft-gel Multi-vit 2 caps/day; Vit E-400 mg;
Mag Glycinate 400X2 mg; B-100 1 cap; B-6 100mg; TMG 1X2 g; MSM 1g; CoQ10 100mg; SuperK (MK7-100mcg;MK41000mcg); Folic acid 1600 mg; Omega 3 comp. 340 mg
Grapeseed Extract 100 mg; Bio Sil (silcon 5mg);
Several months ago, my BP started a strange behavior: Morning = 105-125/ 60-70; then around mid-morning it would go up around 140-145/75-85, later it the afternoon up 160/90 or so.
In the evening it will return to normal values. My physician has done exhaustive diagnosis (like ech0-trdmil, echo-cardio, 24-hour blood pressure monitor etc), all show no signs of any problems. The BP monitor does show the fluctuations as I described.
I am trying to figure out what may be triggering this, carefully examining my supplements, food, caffeine etc. I have added Taurine ( 1g) in the morning along with Vit C +Lysine. Also, for now I took my Doctor's advise and started taking 12.5 mg of Metoprolol, while I investigate the issue.
Any insight would be appreciated.