What in the world am I talking about?
High Homocysteine levels walk hand in hand with Heart Disease.
Where does it come from?: it is created when our bodies break down methionine. ...It's a biochemical process.
Guess what? B Vitamins are required in that biochemical process (pathway) in order to get the job done and keep homocysteine levels under control and low.
Now, what do you think happens if you are low in B vitamins?
Stuff you read on the internet will say most americans are not low in B vitamins... but here's what I know;
I review genetic reports several times a week. B vitamins (water soluble and therefore are needed daily)are evaluated on the particular report I read. There are genetic synps that reveal whether you are inclined to be low in particular B vitamins or not. I have not read many reports that someone does not have the tendency to be low in a B vitamin. Even I genetically tend to be low in B12. So then what do I do? I go find out what my ACTUAL blood/intracellular levels are.....Guess what? B12 was low! (then 2 years later checked again and now it is normal after specific supplementation)
What's the take home here?
**Dont take for granted that your foods and exercise program alone will keep your heart healthy.
**Get a micronutrient blood/intracellular level test done and find out what your actual levels are. Supplement specifically if necessary.
( I actually have been using a daily powderdrink form of supplementation, cuz I hate swallowing pills, and I am level in every micronutrient now)
Gather information! Be informed! Take care of you!!
Pretty cool info, don'tcha think?!
Let me know if I can help you!