Cardio B is A Comprehensive Natural Vitamin B Supplement for Cardiovascular Health.
Formula Synergy, the primary ingredients in Cardio B represent the most logical and often used combinations of therapeutic agents for the lowering of homocysteine. Where Cardio B stands apart, however, is in the thoroughness and quality of the formula, creating a synergy that we believe exceeds virtually any other formulation available.
An Excess of Homocysteine Can Lead to Cardiovascular Health Issues
Homocysteine is an amino acid and is a normal intermediate in methionine metabolism in the body. When excess homocysteine is made and not converted into methionine it is excreted into the blood. Research suggests that high homocysteine levels can lead to cardiovascular health issues. B vitamins play an intricate role in homocysteine metabolism. A combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 are most often times used to help reduce homocysteine levels naturally.
The Role of Vitamins in Homocysteine Metabolism and Heart Health
•Vitamin B12 for Homocysteine Conversion
Vitamin B12 is a required co-factor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine via the folate pathway, vitamin B12 deficiency is common among vegetarians and the elderly.
•Vitamin B6 for Optimal Heart Health
Vitamin B6 is known to be deficient in the typical American diet. Elderly people are particularly lacking the proper levels of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is an important vitamin in the conversion of homocysteine to cysteine. Even low doses of vitamin B6 have been shown to lower homocysteine levels in elderly patients including those previously supplemented with folic acid.
•Betaine (TMG), a Methyl Donor to Homocysteine
Betaine (trimethyl glycine, or TMG) acts as a methyl donor to homocysteine, converting it to methionine. This conversion pathway occurs in the liver and kidney and may contribute to homocysteine reduction in some individuals with very high methionine, or after ingestion of high levels of methionine.
•Folic Acid for Cardiovascular Health and Support
For many seeking high doses of Folic Acid, a Folic Acid supplement containing 5 mg has been previously available only through prescription, even though Folic Acid has never been a "pharmacy-only" ingredient. A required component for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, Folic Acid supplementation reduces homocysteine levels as demonstrated in many clinical studies. Regardless of initial homocysteine levels, increased folic acid supplementation (up to 800 mcg) has been shown in research to enhance an increased homocysteine lowering effect. Those with higher initial homocysteine levels had greater lowering effects with Folic Acid. Low levels of daily Folic Acid intake have been associated with high serum homocysteine levels, especially in the elderly. Current research is showing that aggressive homocysteine management is more beneficial than previously thought.
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