Elevated hsCRP is a sign of inflammation. The inflammation can be from a variaty of sources and depending on the severity – it can speak volumes about your current health and your health to come.
Inflammation is a normal reflexive process in the body, but also in other processes, including different disease states such as heart failure and also in aortic stenosis and rheumatoid inflammations.
All of these may predispose you to cardiovascular disease.
Inflammation Due To Aging
Aging itself is also associated with an increased inflammatory response. An increased inflammatory response in disease states or in the elderly can be a marker of disease progression as well as an indicator of a poorer prognosis.
In other words, if it gets out of hand (too high for too long) – you are going to have some potentially life threatning health issues.
Inflammation and oxidative stress are central in many disease states. Stress, poor diet, smoking and sedintary lifestyles can all lead to increased inflammation.
Selenium & Co-Q10 Help With Inflammation
The major anti-oxidative enzymes contain selenium. The selenium intake in the USA is low, and supplementation with selenium and coenzyme Q10, important anti-oxidants, was evaluated in a research study done in 2015.
The aim of this research was to assess response on the inflammatory biomarkers C-reactive protein, and sP-selectin, and their possible repercussions on cardiovascular death.
What the researchers found was simple…
CRP and sP-selectin (the markers involved in inflammation) showed significant changes reflecting effects on inflammation and atherosclerosis in those provided selenium and coenzyme Q10 combined.
Reduced cardiovascular death could be shown in the active group, irrespective of biomarker level.
In simple terms do this:
- Suppliment Coenzyme Q10 at 300-400mg/day and Selinium at 200-300ug/day.
- We suggest you use the executive test kit – monthly for at least 6 months while you do this. This will allow you to track your hsCRP and other important heart biomarkers.
- After 6 months – inside your user dashboard – reduce your testing to quarterly for one year.
- If everything is stable you can either keep it as is or reduce it again to bi-annual for maintenance tracking.
- Doing so will allow you to ensure that your inflammation levels are staying stable.
We also suggest you follow up with your MD to ensure there aren’t other sinister forces at play.