Firts of all a warm welcome
A little information about you for the other forum people.
You are diagnosed with? Cardiomyopathy, CHF, sometimes A-fib
Your current condition same
Ejection Fraction 15%
Cause of your disease unknown
Blood pressure? normal
Possible nutritional restrictions (salt, water, etc) none
Are you using dueretics? no
Are you using Beta Blockers like Sotalol? Amiordarone, Coreg
Are you frequently tired? no
Do you use lots of sugar? not really a lot
Can you skip a meal or eat three hours later without any problems? yes
I see in your answers your using amiodarone ? Do you have arrthymia`s?
Its a little unuasul that your not having a fluid restriction and your not using diuretics?
I suggest that you start with 200mcg Chromium GFT, you can start this without a problem.
MSM, the final dosage is 3000 mg but we’ll build it up slowly, I suggest 500 mg for the first few days, If this goes well then 500 extra untill you are at the 3000 mg.
You have to build it up slowly because MSM detoxifies and it can cause headache, diarrhoea or tiredness.
Msm and chromium are not a part of the heart failure protocol but they are meant to give you more energy.
Furthermore I would like to advice you to start with acetyl L-Carnitine 3x 500 mg a day.
The acetyl carnitine must always be taken on a empty stomach!
Carnitine is an amino acid that is 'conditionally essentially', meaning that it is USUALLY made from two other amino acids, but that under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to get it in the diet. But the 'conditional' part of that is mostly ignored by those in medicine who mostly would barely be able to tell you that carnitine is an amino acid- let alone recognize carnitine deficiency symptoms or order a test for it. But research shows that carnitine may be more important to congestive heart failure nutrition than most people give it credit for.
One particularly large and high quality study on heart failure and carnitine showed that, across the board, patients with congestive cardiac failure improved more taking carnitine than those who did not. And this was regardless of the causes of congestive heart failure.
Other studies showed that carnitine was able to:
Reduce the size of the too large heart chambers
Increase exercise tolerance
Reduce incidence of death after going home
Decrease further episodes of heart failure
If your having questions, please don`t hesitate,