and chronic illness. Research has shown a direct link with elevated homocysteine levels and damage to the hippocampus, the area of the brain that plays a crucial role in memory formation. It is well documented that elevated levels of homocysteine may be related to a deficiency of three necessary B Complex Vitamins B6, Folic Acid & B12. This deficiency inhibits the body’s ability to process dietary protein. The typical American diet is filled with nutrient deficient foods. Taking B vitamins may not lower homocysteine levels, however they play a critical role in balancing homocysteine levels.
Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
It is best to be rested and fasting for approximately 9-12 hours prior to lab collection (without food or liquids except water) in order to establish a baseline value.
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.