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Supplement information: HOMOCYSTEINE
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General description Sulfur containing amino acids involved in methionine metabolism and DNA methylation.
Anti-aging role Not applicable
Deficiency symptoms Not applicable
Therapeutic doses Not applicable
Maximum safe level Not applicable
Contraindications - vitamin B12 is necessary for normal conversion from homocysteine to methionine
Other remarks - major independent risk factors for CVD
- Hcy causes direct damage to the lining of the blood vessels, weakening them and opening them to accumulation of plaque. Hcy may be a thrombogenic agent that triggers the formation of blood clots. It was estimated that a 5 mmol / L increase in serum Hcy is associated with 60 - 80 % increased risk of CVD.
- it has been linked to Alzheimer, Parkinson disease and osteoporosis