Homocysteine Balance uses high doses of folic acid, B12, B6 and trimethylglycine (betaine) to support homocysteine balance.
About this product:
- CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH: Methylation is a vitamin-requiring biochemical process in the body that is critical for maintaining mental and physical health. Methylation helps convert the problematic amino acid metabolite homocysteine into the amino acids methionine and cysteine.
- HOMOCYSTEINE BALANCE: Consistent recycling of homocysteine is vital for supporting cardiovascular health. Proper methylation can be inhibited by nutrient deficiencies, especially of folic acid, B6 and B12. Certain medication such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen and oral contraceptives can also deplete blood levels of these crucial B vitamins, reducing the body’s vital methylation capacity. Homocysteine Balance contains targeted amounts of folic acid, B12, B6 and betaine (trimethylglycine) to support methylation pathways in the body. Adequate folate status is critical for maintaining optimal methylation, red blood cell balance, DNA and RNA synthesis and healthy cell division and replication. Folic acid is converted into its metabolically active form, 5-MTHF, by the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (5-MTHFR). 5-MTHF donates its methyl group to vitamin B12 (cobalamin), forming methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin helps convert the problematic amino acid metabolite homocysteine into the amino acid methionine.