What Is It?
Homocysteine Factors provides activated vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5-phosphate), vitamin B 12 , folate and betaine, a highly bioavailable combination of nutrients integral to supporting healthy homocysteine levels and cardiovascular health.
Uses For Homocysteine Factors
Cardiovascular Health: Clinical studies show that folate, vitamin B 12 , and vitamin B 6 are vital in the metabolism of homocysteine. 12 and folate are required by the enzyme that converts homocysteine back to methionine. 6 is required in each of the two enzymatic reactions that convert homocysteine to cysteine.12 , folic acid and vitamin B 6 are not sufficient to maintain healthy homocysteine levels.
As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, folic acid, vitamin B 6, and vitamin B 12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease.
The FDA evaluated the above claim and found that while it is known that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and other vascular diseases, the evidence in support of the above claim is inconclusive.
What Is The Source?
Vitamin B 12 is derived from microbiological fermentation. 6 and folic acid are synthetically produced.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Folic acid-containing supplements may interfere with methotrexate therapy in people with cancer.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.