How to decrease the high levels of homocysteine

Natural treatment for high homocysteine levels in blood

Why to treat high homocysteine levels?

Something very important to reverse damages cause by high homocysteine levels  is to treat this alteration in time, a key point to improve it, since the damages can be irreversible (especially in children).

If you are at risk, ask your doctor for an analysis. In general, the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia is easy, without adverse effects and  very effective.

Homocysteine ​​is a toxic amino acid that circulates in the blood and whose high levels progressively damage blood vessels and nerve endings, increasing cardiovascular risk and causing neurological damage. Treating this alteration in time is key to improving the likelihood of recovery, since the damages can be irreversible. In general, the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia is easy, without adverse effects and effective.

How to reduce homocysteine ​​levels naturally?

Green leafy vegetales
Green leafy vegetales are very rich in vitamin B9, a vitamin that reduces homocysteine levels

It is easy to maintain homocysteine ​​levels in the healthy range: you just have to respect the nutritional needs of the body and compensate for possible factors that may affect your metabolism. For this there are three  fundamental points:

  1. Avoid increasing homocysteine: Fundamental: avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  2. Consume foods that decrease homocysteine: These are foods rich in B12 vitamins, foods rich in B9 and foods rich in B6, because these three vitamins are those that are directly involved in the neutralization of this toxic amino acid.
  3. Use Supplements of vitamin B12, B9 and / or B6, when there are deficits.

These three guidelines are sufficient to reverse a situation of elevated homocysteine ​​in the blood and prevent future complications. It is important that the changes be durable to repair the damage caused during the time that the homocysteine ​​has been elevated.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 April, 2019

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