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 Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã¢â‚¬Å“badÃ¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â 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)Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã¢â‚¬Å¾s 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)Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã¢â‚¬Å¾s 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.