TLC 3 powder 240g - taurine, lysine, proline and vitamin C | AOR
AOR 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 TLC 3.0 are a factor in the maintenance of good health.
•prevents blood vessel damage
•increases collagen synthesis
•lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
TLC 3.0 represents a true orthomolecular formulation with testimonials from case reports that indicate amazing results. TLC 3.0 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.
TLC 3.0 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.
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.
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
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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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.
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
magnesium (carbonate, ascorbate) 420mg
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), lemon flavour (fructose)
keep out of reach of young children
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing or following a low protein diet.
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