Role of Homocysteine, Folate, Vitamin B12 and Optimal Health
Homocysteine is one of the key indicators of cardiovascular health and
cognitive function. Elevated blood homocysteine is associated with aging,
weight gain and heart concerns. Research also shows that elevated
homocysteine is associated with altered body composition in both adults and
children. And that folate (the L-5-MTHF form) and vitamin B12 are key
vitamins that promote the reduction of homocysteine levels.
Preferred Form of Folic Acid.
Anti-Homocysteine Complex provides a metabolically active, natural form of
folate called calcium folinate, which includes L-5-methyl tetrahydrofolate
(L-5-MTHF), a special form of folic acid for greater bioavailability. Unlike
typical folic acid, L-5-MTHF requires no extra steps to be absorbed and
utilized by the cell. This is important because the ability to metabolize
folic acid may be altered in up to 40% of the population due to liver
congestion from alcoholic use, metabolic imbalances, chemical exposure, etc.
These individuals may benefit from supplementation that includes the end-form
of folate over typical dietary forms of folate.
Among the many benefits, L-5-MTHF is the only folate metabolite that crosses
the blood-brain barrier and promotes healthy homocysteine levels. It is also
intimately linked to nucleotide synthesis, important for sustaining a healthy
immune system. Anti-Homocysteine Complex includes the natural L-isomer form
of 5-MTHF, the preferred form over the unnatural D-isomer or mixed D-L-isomer
forms because it is the only isomeric form used by the body.
This formula uses only the preferred form of vitamin B12 as dibencozide, the
fully reacted coenzyme of Vitamin B12, shown by research in 1955 to be fully
equal to B12 injections in raising blood levels of B12. We do not use or
recommend the cheaper, less effective form of B12 such as cyanocobalamin
(which some researchers also believe is partially toxic due to the cyanide
fraction). Vitamin B12 has been recognized for its ability to promote the
production of red blood cells, increase attention span and concentration,
increase the production of growth hormone (GH) and promote the integrity of
the immune system.
Vitamin B6 (p-5-p).
This formula uses the preferred form of vitamin B6, the fully reacted
coenzyme form of vitamin B6, pyridoxyl-5 phosphate, rather the cheap form,
pyridoxine hydrochloride. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble B vitamin that
supports healthy adrenal hormone production and regulation. It also supports
the body’s production of energy, growth and development, healthy stress response,
hormone balance and homocysteine metabolism.
they synergistically support healthy blood lipid levels, increased integrity
for healthy cellular membranes and superior cell-to-cell communication,
superior brain function, including memory, focus and attention benefits and
support for healthy immune system function.
When homocysteine levels are elevated, increased immune system support is
often needed. The premier, nonhybrid European form of hyssop is included in
this formula to provide superior benefits for immune system support. Hyssop
(Hyssopus officinalis) has been effectively used for immune system concerns
for centuries by many different cultures. Since biblical times, it has also
been revered as a premier blood cleanser.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Vitamin B6 (P-5-P), the preferred B6 form...13 mg……650%
Folic Acid (calcium folinate)......850 mcg ……213%
Vitamin B12 (dibencozide; coenzyme of vitamin
Organic Hyssop (leaf, stem) (Hyssopus officinalis)
Other ingredients: 100% solvent-free vegetable cellulose capsule, 100%
excipient-free (no magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide or other toxic
*Daily Value Not Established
Adults or children (age 4 and up): Take 1 capsule daily. For special
programs recommended by your practitioner, up to 12 individual servings
may be taken daily. (1 serving = 1 capsule). Herbal tea: To make premier
Hyssop as a tea, add 1 cup of boiling water to 2 capsules (opened) in a
cup. Cover, let steep and wait for 10 minutes. Let cool, then drink.