Been primal/low carb for a year. I had my cholesterol checked on Saturday (4/14/12) and the nurse asked if I was taking Vitamin C before we started. I'd been taking high doses for a couple days because I was feeling run down. She said it would throw off my total cholesterol reading up to 10 points higher. Anyone ever heard of this? I can't find anything to confirm this online. I should have asked how long the spike lasts once you stop taking Vitamin C. I'm also confused as I thought Vitamin C helped lower cholesterol? Readings from Saturday:
LDL didn't register on the hand held unit. Makes sense as the Trig's were so low.
Not concerned with my levels other than I'm trying to get a new life insurance policy. Their policy is Total < 220 is excellent and Total < 250 is good. Higher the cholesterol, the higher the rates.
Interesting note is that I originally had my cholesterol tested by the insurance company on 2/11/12 and my values were the following:
LDL 201 (unknown for sure how they calculated this, but assuming it is incorrect due to the low Trigs.