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If you want to reduce heart disease, you need an LPP® test from Spectracell

If you want to reduce heart disease, you need an LPP® from Spectracell     Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in America, despite the fact that most Americans are very familiar with cholesterol testing.  You commonly hear “I had my cholesterol checked” and it’s normal.  Or, “My cholesterol is high so my doctor put me on a statin.”   Then, most Americans will (falsely) believe your risk for a heart attack is low... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Thursday, September 15, 2022

Lipoprotein(a): An Important Risk Factor for Heart Disease

  Most people assume that standard cholesterol testing offers an adequate assessment of heart disease risk. If you, like many, have never heard of a lipoprotein profile test, you may be surprised to learn that this test assesses an important risk factor called Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a) (“lipoprotein little a”). Influenced by genetics and strongly linked to heart disease and blood clotting problems, this risk factor unfortunately is NOT part of routine cholesterol tests or standard lipid p... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, February 16, 2018


Why you should know about CoQ10 if you are taking a statin. Most Americans have heard of statins, a group of drugs commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol levels.  But many people are not familiar with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), the micronutrient that is known to be depleted by most people who take statins. In fact, the original patent for statins (AKA “HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors”) acknowledged this as early as 1990; however, this is still not widely known today. CoQ10 (AKA ubiq... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, October 5, 2016