C-reactive protein (CRP) test


#1

Has anyone had theirs taken since starting Soylent?

Here is a basic article on the importance of knowing about inflammation in your body by Dr. Mark Hyman


#2

I don’t have much faith in Dr. Mark Hyman. He seems like one of those celebrity doctors more interested in selling books.

But that aside, it’s strange that he says “Your CRP levels should be less than one. Anything higher provides a giant warning sign that you have hidden inflammation.”

But the Mayo Clinic says:
If you’re having a CRP test to evaluate your risk of heart disease, these are the current risk levels used:

Low risk. You have a CRP level of less than 1.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L).
Average risk. You have a CRP level between 1.0 and 3.0 mg/L.
High risk. You have a CRP level greater than 3.0 mg/L.
Keep in mind that these risk levels aren’t a definitive measure of your risk because there’s disagreement on whether a high CRP level is a true risk factor for heart disease.

A test result showing a CRP level greater than 8 mg/L is a sign of serious inflammation or infection, and you should talk to your doctor about your test result to check for other medical problems.