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Retaining Your Heart and Brain Healthy

You should know the reasons of High homocysteine. A very simple blood test can clear your status. You may ask the doctor for a blood test as many doctors don’t feel routinely blood test unless a patient has no previous record of heart disease.

Optimal level is under 8/umo L

Above 10/umo L is considered as high and increases the risk heart attack.

Above 15/umo L is considered as hyperhomocysteinemia. It doubles the risk of your health damage.

As there may not be any symptom many are unaware of Homocysteine.

Your brain and heart have a connection with homocysteine. It is a type of amino acid that is produced by the human body during protein metabolism via a multi-stage process. The body uses vitamin B9, Vitamin b6, and vitamin B12 to recycle back into methionine or transform it into another amino acid cysteine.

Homocysteine is neither risky nor injurious at normal level. If it is not accurately metabolized, it acts like a toxin inside the body. High homocysteine levels are dangerous for the lining of the arteries, elevate the problem of blood clot formatting, bringing in blockages. High-level homocysteine causes high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, DNA damage, and abnormal cholesterol levels. It increases mental abnormalities such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

A thrombus(a clot inside the blood vessel) travels in the bloodstream and gets obstacle in the lungs(a pulmonary embolism), in the heart(a heart attack), or in the brain (a brain stroke)

Some factors that cause high homocysteine-

Absence of vitamin

A body needs folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 received from the diet. Absence of this vitamin can cause high homocysteine.

Genetical reasons

A survey says that up to 30-50 percent of the people by born people carry the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) gene mutation leads less of the enzyme defect and is transferred from parents to children.

The sternity  and type of symptoms differ from person to person based on the severity of enzymes. The reduction is ranged from 10-30 percent to as much as 70-90 percent.

People suffer higher homocysteine levels, risk of diabetes, heart disease, birth defects, difficult pregnancies, anxiety, depression, fatigue those who are with the MTHFR mutation.

Nowadays, a genetic test can be done with a saliva test kit to know the MTHFR if you have. You can order from

Extra caffeine

Too much coffee and energy drinks may reduce the body of vital B vitamins, which is the main support of maintaining normal levels of homocysteine levels.

Excessive animal protein

Unhealthy processed red meats like cold cuts, bacon, and canned meats from factory farmed animals cause elevated homocysteine.


Chronic high stress may lead to a reduction of vital B vitamin.

How to Control Homocysteine Levels in Control

Do Physical Exercise Regularly

It lessens your high inflammation, stress levels, insomnia problem.

It helps hormonal balance, body weight control. People who exercise regularly they have a better quality of life in their old age.

Improve Your Diet and Eat Healthy Food

Elevated homocysteine not only intensifies inflammation but also it makes difficult for the body to detoxify the accumulated toxins, chemicals and heavy metals. By eating healthier food you can lessen the burden of a bad diet of your body.

Reduce taking inflammatory foods such as sugar, deep-fried foods, processed foods( factory-farmed animals), conventional dairy, vegetable oils.

By having vegetables of different colors, you can fight well as they work as antioxidants.

Reduce taking drinks like coffee or alcohol as these contain caffeine and always inflammatory.

Focus on healthy fats such as coconut oil and milk, olive oil, grass-fed butter and meats, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, sardines, avocado, nuts and seeds.

Improve taking fermented vegetables like kombucha, tempeh, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, unsweetened yogurt and kefir which supply good bacteria to your body.

Get Vitamin B

Vitamin B is known as folate which is naturally produced in foods like legumes, liver, spinach, avocado, broccoli, beans, and beets.

Those who have not the habit of taking vegetables may run the risk of folate deficiency.

Symptom including-

Poor digestion, anemia, elevated homocysteine levels, ulcers on the tongue, change in hair or skin pigmentation, and birth defects.

Have Enough Vitamin B

Vitamin B6 is known as pyridoxine, best sources are chicken breast, grass-fed beef, pinto beans, chickpeas, avocado, pistachio, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, turkey breast.

Vitamin B6 helps to-

Produce homocysteine levels in the blood, manage healthy blood vessels, support brain function, maintain blood pressure and cholesterol levels, protect the eye and skin health.

Have Sufficient Vitamin B12

It is called also cyanocobalamin, is mainly found in meats like beef and chicken livers, seafood, and meats.

Vitamin B12 benefits your mood, energy level, memory, heart, skin, hair, digestion, hormonal balance and more. Therefore, a deficiency can show up in many different symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, mood changes, poor memory, joint pain, muscle aches, heart problems like palpitations, or feeling run down.


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