What Is Homocysteine
Homocysteine is a type of amino acid, a chemical your body uses to make proteins.
Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid break down homocysteine and change it into other substances your body needs. There should be very little homocysteine left in the bloodstream. If you have high levels of homocysteine in your blood, it may be a sign of a vitamin deficiency, heart disease, or a rare inherited disorder.
The body’s metabolism is capable of removing homocysteine within the body. However, if you’re nutrient-deficient, genetically predisposed, or lead a poor lifestyle, the body can struggle to normalise your level.
Know The Severity Of Your Risk
High homocysteine levels are possible a higher cause of heart conditions than high blood pressure readings. Homocysteine is linked to detrimental conditions like dementia, infertility, and depression.
What is the treatment for homocysteine?
Why is homocysteine bad for the heart?
Which Supplements Help Lower Homocysteine
Activated Folic Acid: B6 also known as Folic acid , has been shown to help lower homocysteine levels. The active form of folate, L-methylfolate, can achieve plasma folate levels up to 700% higher than synthetic folic acid and therefore may be more effective at lowering homocysteine levels.
TMG and Choline: Higher intakes of TMG and choline which is converted to TMG in the body are related to lower circulating homocysteine levels and helps protect the DNA.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC): NAC may displace homocysteine from its protein carrier, which lowers homocysteine and promotes the formation of cysteine and glutathione, a powerful antioxidant.Plus NAC is very effective for protecting the Liver.
Get Back In Balance
We believe at The Ozone Spa, if you think your at risk of Heart conditions or dementia a Homocysteine test is well worth while getting tested for.
Then once you have your results, you’ll have the know-how on taking control of your health by making simple dietary changes or vitamin supplementation.
- Scientific insight into what’s going on inside your body.
- Accurate and reliable home to lab finger-prick blood test.
- Receive guidance on how to decrease your homocysteine level and, therefore, decrease your overall risk of developing a condition.
- Access personalised support from our customer care team over the phone.