Homocysteine is formed when the body breaks down the amino acid, methionine (found in meat and dairy products). Without adequate levels of folate, vitamins B6 and B12, the homocysteine builds up in the blood rather than being further metabolized back into methionine (a process called remethylation) or other harmless substances for elimination through the kidneys. While normal levels of homocysteine help build and maintain body tissues, too much homocysteine causes blood platelets to clump together and damage the lining of arteries, leading to heart attacks and strokes. High homocysteine levels are also suspect in Alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Helps balance homocysteine level.
- Supports the cardiovascular system.
- Aids in the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels.
2 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Each Capsule Contains:|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)||50 mg|
|Folic Acid (Folate)||400 mcg|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||125 mcg|