Ortho C+ powder 240g - TLC 3: taurine, lysine, proline and vitamin C | AOR

Ortho C+ powder 240g - TLC 3: taurine, lysine, proline and vitamin C | AOR

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AOR Ortho C+/TLC 3.0 is a formula consisting of taurine, lysine, proline and vitamin C which is based on the research of Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath on the role of lipoprotein A in cardiovascular health, and the evolutionary relationship between lipoprotein A and vitamin C. The ingredients in Ortho C+ are a factor in the maintenance of good health.

•prevents blood vessel damage
•increases collagen synthesis
•inhibits atherosclerosis
•lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease

Ortho C+ represents a true orthomolecular formulation with testimonials from case reports that indicate amazing results.
Ortho C+ contains an unprecedented combination of nutrients to keep blood vessels strong based on the research of the late Dr. Linus Pauling (along with Dr. Matthias Rath), who made a connection between vitamin C and atherosclerosis.
He discovered that guinea pigs, humans and primates are just about the only mammals that get atherosclerosis; coincidentally, these are also the only species that cannot synthesize their own vitamin C. 
Ortho C+ is designed to preserve blood vessel health. High-dose vitamin C helps to produce collagen, which in turn heals, strengthens and protects the arteries, particularly against the potential danger posed by a circulating lipoprotein known as Lp(a). Lp(a) binds to the cellular matrix of injured blood vessels, rapidly delivering the cholesterol needed to regenerate the cell wall. Of course, this is how vascular function is compromised. Lysine and proline provide alternate binding sites for Lp(a), reducing its ability to attach to the blood vessels and allowing vitamin C to do the healing work. Taurine, magnesium, potassium and calcium are also essential for good muscle and nerve function in the heart.

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The Development of Blood Vessel Plaque
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up on the inside of arteries. One of the guilty compounds that contributes to atherosclerosis is a lipoprotein called Lp(a). Lp(a) is similar to LDL “bad” cholesterol, but is even more damaging due to its ability to interfere with the breakup of blood clots.

The Vitamin C Solution 
Lp(a) is closely linked to vitamin C. When blood vessels are damaged, Lp(a) acts to block blood clots and deposit cholesterol, healing the vessel, but potentially causing long-term damage.
Vitamin C, on the other hand, keeps blood vessels strong to prevent blood vessel injuries. The amino acids lysine and proline enhance the effects of vitamin C and prevent Lp(a) from binding to blood vessel walls. Proline can block the formation of Lp(a) in the first place.

TLC for Blood Vessels
Lp(a)’s role appears to be due to the fact that humans are unable to synthesize vitamin C. When levels of the vitamin are optimal, Lp(a)’s beneficial actions are not required and its harmful effects can be avoided. TLC 3.0 contains a combination of nutrients to keep blood vessels strong and healthy and prevent the development of atherosclerosis. 

Many epidemiological studies have linked a higher intake or higher blood levels of vitamin C with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

The great vitamin C researcher Dr. Linus Pauling, along with Dr. Matthias Rath, performed a series of key experiments to help explain the protective powers of vitamin C against heart disease, and to provide a theoretical basis for a supplement combination to enhance its effects.

Worse Than Cholesterol
Lp(a) is a lipoprotein which can be even more detrimental to cardiovascular health than the well known “bad cholesterol”, low density lipoprotein (LDL). People with Lp(a) levels greater than 10 milligrams per deciliter are at about twice the risk of coronary heart disease as people with lower levels - and if total cholesterol and LDL are also high, the risk can increase fivefold.

At the molecular level, Lp(a) looks a lot like LDL, except that it contains an additional large protein known as apolipoprotein (a) [apo(a)], which has a close structural resemblance to an enzyme which helps the body to break up blood clots. Because of this structure, Lp(a) interferes with the breakup of blood clots, which can trigger a heart attack or contribute to atherosclerotic plaques.

So what is a potential killer doing lurking in your body? It appears that Lp(a) is involved in the body’s response to injury to the blood vessel wall. Lp(a) binds to the scab material on the wounded blood vessel, preventing the digestion of blood clots and rapidly delivering the cholesterol needed to regenerate the cell wall. It’s also a sure way to promote atherosclerosis, as the body’s defenses against short-term, acute trauma are misdirected into a chronic inflammatory process that leads to heart disease.

A Bad Trade
Lp(a) is found almost exclusively in species which cannot make their own vitamin C. Through its role in collagen synthesis, vitamin C is needed for the maintenance of healthy blood vessels over the long term, while Lp(a) is produced in an effort to repair blood vessels which have suffered short-term damage.

When vitamin C levels are low, blood vessels are more prone to injury and require Lp(a) to help with healing. By keeping blood vessel walls strong, vitamin C could prevent the injuries that cause Lp(a) to bind to the cells of the arterial wall.

Running Interference
The amino acids L-lysine and L-proline enhance the effect of ascorbate. The elastin and collagen that give strength and flexibility to the arterial wall are rich in both of these amino acids. Apo(a), the problematic component of Lp(a), uses its lysine binding site as a “grappling hook” to adhere to the blood vessel wall and to form atherosclerotic plaques. Free L-lysine can tie up the lysine binding site to prevent Lp(a) from binding to blood vessels.

L-proline has an even greater binding affinity for Lp(a), and it appears to have additional Lp(a)-fighting benefits not shared by vitamin C or L-lysine. L- proline interferes with the formation of a complex between Lp(a) and triglyceride-rich lipoproteins which appears to further increase the uptake of Lp(a) by the arteries. As well, recent evidence suggests that L-proline intervenes in the formation of Lp(a).

Many integrative physicians have reported success with combinations of vitamin C and lysine, often along with proline and/or other nutraceuticals, in treating people suffering with heart disease

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Wound healing: leave a wound exposed or not? On popular assumptions and role of vitamins

Sometimes it seems I'm the Überklutz as bad balance and absent mindedness made me crash down on my knee after forgetting to unfold one pedal of the folding bike and trying in vein to unfold it while riding.
Thinking it was only a minor wound it only occurred to me to visit the physician two days later when the wound wouldn't stop bleeding : turns out I should have gone immediately as it actually should have been stitched, for which it was too late some 48 hours later.

The assistant told me to clean the wound with water three times a day and take antibiotics for a week.
Can't remember whether plasters were recommended or not, but by chance, that same night I listened to that very same topic on a Dutch cycling podcast (Tweewielers). Apparently wounds should be covered up and kept moist rather than to let them dry and exposed to air.

Apparently this discovery to keep wounds moist was already known by physicians in traditional medicine around the world such as China Egypt or Greece, with methods of which some are being rediscovered, such as the habit to treat wounds with honey.

Seems I'm not the only one to have a wrong perception on what's best for wound healing. Covering up always seemed superfluous to me.  What other popular assumptions are false or true? And what about supplements to take?

Should I get the vaccin against COVID-19 or not? On vaccines, ivermectin, paracetamol and fever 

By late April most older adults in the Netherlands will have received an invitation from the government or their physicians to get vaccinated. My own invitation came in this past week, quite a bit earlier than expected. 
To be honest, it took me much longer to decide than anticipated. And no, it wasn't just because of all the health scares around the AstraZeneca vaccin due to rare thrombosis incidences. 
In general, I'm a fan of vaccinations. As a child I received all of the vaccins that were given to us, with no questions asked.
When travelling to Brazil in 2002, I also followed the guidelines to get vaccinated against yellow fever and hepatitis B. 
Like most people, I've also been in awe about the speed at which vaccines were developed for COVID-19. Unlike some, I'm also not as concerned about the use of new mRNA technology to develop the Moderna and Pfizer vaccins. What does appal me though is the high cost for these vaccins, that run in to almost €20 for those high tech vaccins as opposed to just about €2 for a traditional vaccin like Oxford AstraZeneca.
What's worse is that those vaccins don't even offer absolute protection and people may be reinfected with a newer virus strain. Or they may require yearly booster vaccins. 
As I was pondering whether or not to get vaccinated, a Youtube video passed by in which dr. John Campbell interviewed dr. Pierre Kory. 

Plastics in our body

Only fairly recently we have become aware of the dangers of plastics in our environment.
For a long time we thought these plastics would not be of any concern to us. However, invariably, most plastics end up somewhere in the environment: they sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. They’re also inside us.

It's possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39 to 52 thousand microplastic particles a year. With added estimates of how much microplastic might be inhaled, that number is more than 74 thousand.
People who drink only bottled water ingest an additional 90 thousand particles.

When researchers from Johns Hopkins looked at the impact of eating seafood contaminated with microplastics, they too found the accumulated plastic could damage the immune system and upset a gut's balance.

Scientists are scrambling to understand the dose at which microplastics start to have noticeable health effects. Like air pollution or harmful construction materials, those who have more exposure or pre-existing conditions may be less able to tolerate plastic.

Are white teeth healthy? Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers

Over the past few weeks, people couldn't stop talking over how a couple of famous Dutch celebrities have undergone dental surgery procedures so they could flash a truly blinding white smile. For this to happen, dental surgeons file away part of the original teeth. Apparently this procedure is becoming ever more popular with the advent of social media like Instagram and YoutTube where these semi-celebs show off their health and wealth.

Yellow teeth are stronger!

Gone are the days we were happy with our natural yellowish teeth. It seems that everyone strives for bright white teeth. There are whitening agents in toothpastes which apparently don’t really do the trick, floss, mouthwash, strips, gels, and even chewing gum. Yellow teeth seem to get a bad reputation and are usually associated with poor oral hygiene. Fortunately, we have some good news for those who lack those pearly whites. Yellow teeth are actually stronger than bright white teeth!

But rest assured, yellow teeth are mostly stronger than white teeth.
The strongest teeth are natural, healthy ones and these teeth are not white. At least, not white like the colour of paper, or even the colour of piano keys. They are a couple of shades darker than that. The enamel itself is a blueish white colour, but it is also somewhat translucent so the yellow of the dentine beneath it shows through to make the overall colour of the teeth either light grey or light yellow.

Oral health is a reflection of our overall health

On March 20 we celebrated the International Oral Health Day'. According to the dentist Richard Kohsiek, who's a board member of the Royal Dutch Dental Association, we should think more often about the consequences of oral health as "Oral health is a reflection of our overall health".

What encompasses good oral health?
"In the mouth there are good and bad bacteria. As long as there is a prober balance between good and bad mouth flora, there is not much wrong. Things only go out of control when the bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. "

"Plaque is the white part that we see grow on our teeth is formed by a combination of bacteria and food remnants. Becasue these calcify it grows into tartar on locations where the tooth brush can't reach".

Return to sports after knee surgery, is it possible?

Whether you are a top athlete or an amateur, it will happen to you do one day or later: you will have a sports injury.
One of the most common dramatic sports injuries is a torn anterior cruciate ligament, abbreviated to ACL.

When you tear your anterior cruciate ligament or ACL your knee swells with blood. When the knee swells, that triggers a cascade of events which causes you to lose quadriceps strength. In addition you will notice that your thigh looks a lot smaller than the other one. That is due to atrophy of the quadriceps which occurs after an ACL injury.

In addition to the loss of quadriceps strength and atrophy which accompanies an ACL tear you will also notice loss of motion and in most cases a fair amount of pain.

Many athletes choose to have ACL surgery to improve their chance of returning to the same level of performance as they had before.
The sad reality is that many athletes can not return to sports after ACL surgery. The reasons for this vary. As such, there is a lot of research taking place to improve your chance for a successful return to sports after an ACL reconstruction.

But first the question whether ACL surgery should be done.

Doctor Pauling, why was he so famous? Vitamin C and its role as an anti-aging anti-oxidant

One of the most famous forerunners of high dose vitamin C treatment for disease prevention was Dr. Linus Pauling, a biochemist and peace activist, and a two-time Nobel Laureate.
A large, decade-long study found that men who took 800 mg of vitamin C per day had less heart disease and lived up to six years longer than those following the conventional guideline of 60 mg/day
Vitamin C, when administered intravenously at high doses, has been shown to be selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells.

Vitamin C is one of the most well-established traditional antioxidants we know of, and its potent health benefits have been clearly demonstrated over time, especially for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

While most animals have the ability to produce vitamin C internally, three species cannot. Guinea pigs, primates, and humans must obtain their vitamin C from their diet.

Vitamin C has numerous functions in the human body, including acting as an essential cofactor in enzymatic reactions.

In this way, it plays a role in your body's production of collagen, carnitine and catecholamines.

Vitamin C is also used by your body for wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, and plays a role in helping your body absorb iron.

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C also helps prevent damage caused by free radicals. Over time, free radical damage may accelerate aging and contribute to the development of heart disease and other health conditions.

It's through this antioxidant effect that it's thought vitamin C may play a role in protecting heart health.

Smile, don't kiss!

Despite the name, a cold is not what causes cold sores, but a virus infection, called herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is to blame. Cold sores usually are transmitted via well-meaning kisses and most already pick it up as a kid.

When someone gets infected with HSV-1, the virus makes its way through the skin and into a group of nerve cells (ganglion). The virus moves in here, takes a long snooze, and every now and then decides to wake up and cause a cold sore. Between outbreaks, HSV-1 hides inside nerve cells, so it's never completely cured.

recommended use
Stir 1 level tablespoon (approx. 11.5g) into a glass of water or juice, or as directed by a qualified health consultant.

contains per daily serving (1 level tablespoon, approx 11.5g)
vitamin C (ascorbic acid, calcium and magnesium ascorbates) 3000mg
L-lysine 3000mg
L-proline 2000mg
L-taurine 340mg
magnesium (carbonate, ascorbate) 340mg
potassium (bicarbonate) 99mg
calcium (carbonate, ascorbate) 545mg

active ingredients (vitamin C, lysine, proline, taurine, magnesium carbonate, magnesium ascorbate, potassium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate and calcium ascorbate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), natural lemon flavour, Arabic gum, maltodextrin, detrose, tricalcium phospate

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Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing or following a low protein diet.

allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, dairy, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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