What if we could predict heart disease or prevent a stroke?
Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood may be associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clot formation, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other health conditions.
Smart supplementation can help Homocysteine levels to be lowered. Folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 are all involved in breaking down homocysteine in the blood.
What is Homocysteine?
Homocysteine is a chemical in the blood that is formed from an essential amino acid called methionine.
About 50% is re-methylated (recycled) to methionine. Methionine is a powerful antioxidant involved in the synthesis of other amino acids.
Why is High Homocysteine Harmful?
High homocysteine levels in the blood can damage the lining of the arteries. In addition, high homocysteine levels may make blood clot more easily than it should. This can increase the risk of blood vessel blockages.
A clot inside your blood vessel is called a thrombus. A thrombus can travel in the bloodstream and get stuck in your lungs (called a pulmonary embolism), in your brain (which can cause a stroke) or in your heart (which can cause a heart attack.) People who have very high levels of homocysteine are at an increased risk for coronary artery disease.
Elevated homocysteine is also associated with Scizophrenia, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, mood disorders, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer.
What Causes a High Homocysteine Level?
Homocysteine is normally changed into other amino acids for use by the body. If your homocysteine level is too high, you may not be getting enough B vitamins to help your body use the homocysteine.
Most people who have a high homocysteine level don’t get enough folate (also called folic acid), vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 in their diet. Replacing these vitamins often helps return the homocysteine level to normal.
Other possible causes of a high homocysteine level include low levels of thyroid hormone, kidney disease, psoriasis, some medicines or when the condition runs in your family.
How is the Homocysteine Level Measured?
Homocysteine is measured using a simple blood test.
You don’t have to prepare in any special way for the blood test.
If your homocysteine level is too high, you need to lower it, especially if you have blockages in your blood vessels.
If you have no other major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and you do not have atherosclerosis (a buildup of plaque in your arteries), your Emed Practitioner may take a watchful waiting approach and monitor the level closely.
If your homosysteine level increases further, you may need to lower it.
What Will I Get From The Test?
After completing the Homocysteine test, you will have a personalised guide to your current homocysteine levels and an ideal strategy for how to stabilise them.
There will be no more running from practitioner to practitioner in the search for an answer – the information provided is priceless and could provide an end to your symptoms.
Most importantly, we will analyse the test results for you and provide an easy-to-understand but comprehensive report.
The report will show you:
- What your Homocysteine level is, and what it should be
- What strategy to take in order to stabilise your Homocysteine level
- Which exact natural medicine is right for you based on your individual result
- What dosage and time to take your natural medicine
- Dietary suggestions and information to promote optimal health
- Ongoing online support from your Emed Practitioner to help you implement the dietary changes and get the best results from the test
What Does the Cost Cover?
The Initial website cost covers the processing of all information and interpretation and collation of final results into your personalised report.
All fees for the physical blood tests and transportation are to be covered by yourself at time of appointment.
You will be given a referral after purchasing this test to take to your nearest blood collection centre. Approximate cost for the Homocysteine Test is $32.00.
If you would like to know more about the Homocysteine Level Test, please contact your Emed Practitioner Today!