Plaquex therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment for lowering blood cholesterol, improving kidney function and/or improving memory. Plaquex can also be used as part of an integrated treatment program for atherosclerosis. Plaque X has the remarkable ability to clear clogged arteries and reduce depositions of plaque (soft and hard) in the blood vessels. It also lowers blood cholesterol and homocysteine levels. The end result is a marked improvement in cardiac function.