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HOMOCYSTEINE SUPREME™ 60 CAPSULES Designs for Health

$39.99 $32.99

This is a professional line item. If you are unsure of the suitability of this supplement, please Book with our Naturopathic Doctor.

Synergistic nutrients found in Homocysteine Supreme™ facilitate the efficient metabolism of homocysteine, preventing toxic levels of homocysteine from accumulating. This makes it possible for a functioning pathway to provide necessary methyl and sulfur groups of amino acids for a myriad of biochemical reactions, especially those needed for detoxification, joint and cartilage repair, and brain health.

GLUTEN FREE / DAIRY FREE / VEGETARIAN / NON-GMO
Product Tech Sheet (PDF): homocysteine-supreme-techsheet
SKU:  HYS060-CN
NPN:  80062204

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Why should a patient’s homocysteine levels always be checked?
Excess homocysteine in the circulation can damage the lining of arterial walls, making them narrow and inelastic. Research suggests that a raised homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for
hardening of the arteries, coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and other conditions associated with abnormal blood clotting. Elevated homocysteine is also linked with a number of other serious medical conditions including depression, osteoporosis,
Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, spontaneous abortion, placental abruption, neural tube defects (spina bifida, cleft palate, etc.), renal failure, and type II diabetes.
When homocysteine is elevated it reduces nitric oxide (NO) production, which can increase the risk of hypertension and erectile dysfunction. The synergistic nutrients included in Homocysteine
Supreme™ facilitate the efficient metabolism of homocysteine, and prevent toxic levels of homocysteine from accumulating. Homocysteine Supreme™ allows the homocysteine pathway (which
begins with methionine) to flow smoothly in any direction, producing its necessary and important end products, including the sulfurcontaining amino acids taurine and cysteine and the neurotransmitters
epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin.
What is homocysteine?
Homocysteine is produced by the demethylation of dietary methionine which comes from protein-containing foods. It is recycled back into methionine through a pathway that involves vitamin B12 in the form of methylcobalamin (which remethylates it) and folate. Homocysteine is simply an intermediate in a very important biochemical pathway. Plasma homocysteine can also travel another route which involves the passing of sulfur groups (transsulfuration). This is vitamin B6-dependent and results in the production of cysteine which can convert into glutathione, the most important
antioxidant in the body.
What causes homocysteine to become elevated?
Any roadblock in this pathway can cause homocysteine to elevate. When we intricately study the biochemistry of the homocysteine pathway we can see that it involves a series of conversions that require enzymes. Several nutrients, especially B vitamins, are needed for these conversions to occur.13 Stress can deplete B vitamins, as can many medications.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) test offered by Designs for Health can pinpoint B vitamin deficiencies. It is also important to test the body’s homocysteine levels. Performing both tests on women wishing to get pregnant could reduce the risk of neural tube defects and pregnancy complications. All patients with homocysteine levels above 7 are in need of intervention,12 with Homocysteine Supreme™ being an ideal recommendation. Patients with a family history of early heart attacks or depression are also prime candidates for such intervention.

 

Who should not take Homocysteine Supreme™?
Patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or taking Methotrexate should not take high dose folate without consulting with their health care practitioner.

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About Designs for Health

Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.