So far, I am getting results that contradict each other in my research concerning lowering homocysteine levels. On one end, planet-based diets are deficient in B6, B12, and folic acid which incurs a raised level of homocysteine in the blood. Upon... (more)
If I take methyl b12 and folate, will it deplete my b6, b2 and the others? Should I try to take them all? Trying to lower my homocysteine levels. I do have sort of bloodshot eyes which is b2 related, so maybe I shouldn't take folate and b12... (more)
Hey all, I just got my annual blood test. I'm an 85% paleo guy. The doctor tested for my homocysteine levels. The lab (and the Internets) say that the healthy homocysteine level is 3.7 to 13.9 umol/l. I'm a 15 -- far above the max! My three... (more)
I recently found out (from 23andme) that I am heterogeneous (one copy of the "bad" gene) for the MTHFR C677T polymorphism. This means that my body has reduced ability to convert folate into the active form of folate (5-methyltetrahydrafolate).... (more)
Hi, what is the relationship between homocysteine levels and collagen synthesis? Dr Emily Deans wrote about it in her blog and it made me wanna know more. This first paper seems to support her idea that it causes a reduction in collagen while the... (more)
If lowering homocysteine with B vitamins doesn't reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, then how the hell does higher homocysteine levels cause heart disease? That doesn't make any sense.