Hello, I found out about them on here. I read the post the lady above was referring to and did a bit of googling myself. I mentioned them to my team and they said I can take them and see so I did.
My heart echo actually went up from 55% at the start (before Herceptin) and the next one was 60% and the 3rd (my latest) was 64%.
This is one study I found:
you can find thousands of Google Scholar.
Blueash was fascinated when I read your post. Havent heard of these supplements before. Are you allowed to take them long termly? Was your Oncologist ok with you taking them? Am under a cardiologist as I had 9 injection of Herceptin and it has damaged my heart so have been on bp tablets and a high dose of beta blockers now for over year. I get very tired and struggle to do exercise. I can walk but not regularly as I am normally wiped out for one to two days afterwards. Would love to try these tablets but will need to check with the 'docs' first.
Am about to try out a pilot of Macmillans Get Active doing some specialised gym work with a trainer specialsibg in the effects of cancer treatment. Theyve finding increasing muscle mass helps sustaining activity for longer.....all early research so not proven yet.
The supplements you want are pycnogenol and CoQ 10.
The combined one they mention is hard to get but you can get them separately from Amazon. I get the Ubiquinol 100mg ebcause that is supposed to be absorbed better.
My first echo scan was 55% and my second was 60% I took the supplements a week after the first one because they said if mine dropped to 50% they would not give me Herceptin. They already stopped my chemo because my blood counts got too low!
I am taking these: