Nutrients

Vitamin C—100 to 200 mg, an antioxidant, protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation, reduces high homocysteine levels.

Bioflavonoids—work synergistically with vitamin C.

Vitamin E—100 to 200 IU with mixed tocoph-erols, protects LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage, prevents abnormal blood clot forma tion; increases walking distance and blood flow in cases of intermittent claudication.

Selenium—100 to 200 mcg, an antioxidant, reduces platelet aggregation.

Quercetin—35 mg, protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation.

Inositol hexaniacinate—1500 mg to 3 g, lowers serum cholesterol and triglycerides;23 2 g twice daily, improves walking distance in intermittent claudication. L-carnitine—1 to 3 g, reduces serum cholesterol and triglycerides; 4 g, increases walking distance in cases of intermittent claudication.24

Evening primrose oil—3 to 4 g, lowers cholesterol levels; increases exercise tolerance in intermittent claudication.

Chromium—200 mcg or 2 T brewers yeast, reduces LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol.

If homocysteine levels are high: Vitamin B6—50 mg Vitamin B12—100 to 300 mcg Folic acid—500 to 800 mcg

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