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L-Arginine, Chelation Agents, and Omegas

Vascular Protection

Vascular Protection is much simpler than before and has totally different ingredients. Advances in research have made it much more successful too.

L-Arginine
Over the counter natural products are available to anyone interested in optimal health. L-Arginine, an essential amino acid, is the major component for vascular protection. The recommended dosage is 5 grams or 5000 mg daily. According to a Nobel Prize Laureate, L-Citrulline is another essential ingredient, as it enhances the synthesis of additional L-Arginine in the body. Fumaric Acids are the best stabilizers and flavor enhancers since they have no toxicity. Calories should be minimal, the sources all natural and vegetable. Pills, capsules, and tablets often do not allow for a high level of absorption or assimilation, so liquid forms of vitamins are best.

Chelation Agents
They have been used in Germany since the 1920s when they were used intravenously to remove the calcium in the atherosclerotic plaques of cholesterol deposits. The oral agents are more convenient now and have been broadened to remove other heavy metals in the body.

The Omegas
Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids have been used for over 20 years as very basic agents working on ligands deep in your metabolism. The omega 3 has been long touted but you need small amounts of the others for natural balance. Vegetable sources from flax seed are best.

Vitamin D
General multivitamins should include all daily recommended values as well as some readily absorbed minerals. They play a vital role in metabolism, immune system, cell division, growth and development, and many other functions. Look for general multivitamins containing vitamin D. Vitamin D in doses of 1,000 to 2,000 IU daily is suitable. The older you are, the more you need. Much in this amount must be given by prescription, so depending on your level of health you may need a combination of prescription and natural sources. The vitamin D in prescription form should only be taken for a limited period of time, usually two years, until your body reaches healthy values. Ask your health care provider to guide you through this process. Remember, to ensure superior benefits, liquid forms of vitamins are best.

Health food stores offer a wide selection of these vitamins and minerals. Our office also offers an excellent selection of products in liquid form; ask us about them if you are interested.

 

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