Proline is an amino acid found mainly in meat which, in certain conditions, is synthesized by the body. Proline is the only precursor of hydroxyproline, an essential component in the production of collagen, the cement' which holds together the skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and arteries. Collagen production decreases significantly with age and is the source of a number of serious degenerative diseases. Proline supplementation is essential for restoring normal collagen production.
In his famous article published in 1989, Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease', Linus Pauling explained that atherosclerotic plaques are not the cause of cardiovascular disease but a means by which the body strengthens arterial walls weakened by a lack of collagen due mainly to chronic vitamin C deficiency.
To reduce atherosclerotic plaques, Pauling recommended taking at least three to five grams of vitamin C a day and at least three grams a day of each of the amino acids lysine and proline. These two amino acids are natural chelators of a sticky' molecule called lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a), the main ingredient in plaque. Proline, like vitamin C, is essential to collagen production. Milligram for milligram, proline is at least twice as effective as lysine at chelating Lp(a).
Subsequent studies conducted by Dr Mathias Rath have confirmed Pauling's inspired recommendations and have enabled thousands of patients to avoid angioplasty and open-heart surgery.
Recommended use: Take at least six vegicaps a day (ie, three grams L-proline) in two doses.
Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a nutritional supplement and should not replace a varied, balanced diet. Keep out of childrens' reach. Store away from direct light, heat and humidity. As with any nutritional supplement, you should consult a health professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a health problem.