The amazing effects of the various “nutrients” on your homocysteine level as discussed in my last post determines your day-to-day health. At optimized level, it gives you the feeling of improved mood, mental clarity, memory, arthritic fibromyalgia and migraine pain reductions, better sleep, increased energy and liver functionality, slowing of aging process and detoxification due to raised glutathione level and the noticeable dramatic reduction of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. More details at: NHS Heroes
High Homocysteine Accelerates Oxidation And Aging
As in the case of high homocysteine affecting its release, free radicals are released from the many chemical processes in the body; be it from the oxidation of your food to smoking. If you eat fried foods, exercise excessively, suffer from chronic inflammation, breathed exhaust fumes or are exposed to excessive sunlight, you will end up with more that damages your skin, lung, digestive tracts, brain, arteries and DNA.
High Homocysteine Weakens Your Immune System
Your immune system is constantly being attacked by free radicals and glutathione, the anti-oxidant that lives within any cell acts much like the benevolent police force that stands guard to mop up any excess free radicals from cell-mediated processes to ensure your good health.
High Homocysteine Damages Your Arteries
Increased oxidation is one of the ways homocysteine damages your arteries. It causes blood cholesterol to be oxidized to the dangerous oxidzed low density lipoprotein (LDL) which can severely attack all arterial walls causing atherosclerosis.
High Homocysteine Damages Your Brain & Its IQ & Ages It
The brain being the center of most activities is more prone to oxidation by free radicals; thus the rampant brain-related problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, clinical depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is the brain communication chemicals that keep you exhibiting the various emotions and methylation is essential for it to function well; including raising one’s IQ. The many effects of an aging brain such as diminished brain power, slower retrieval memory and lower sex drive etc happen because the brain DNA are being oxidzed, damaged and killed by amino acid beta-amyloid.
High Homocysteine Increases Pain, Inflammation & Blood Clotting
It promotes the release of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), the hormonal inflammatory messenger which is derived from an animal fat called arachidonic acid; high levels of these two are strongly linked pains and inflammation-related diseases as prolonged inflammation actually damages nerves, arteries and joints.
High Homocysteine Increases Cancer Risk & Creates Detoxification Problems
Glutathione, essential in DNA repair and detoxification, works along with SAMe in your liver to overcome the abuse you inflict upon your body through smoking, drinking, drugs (both illlegal & prescribed), allergens, viruses and chemicals. Almost all cancer are related to glutathione deficiency, which also is attributed to recurrent cold, muscle pains, smoker’s cough, asthmatic cough & wheezing, chronic bronchitis, frequent tiredness, joint pains & irritability.
High Homocysteine Is Linked To Hormonal Problems
In post-menopause, women are prone to estrogen deficiency which attributes to increased homocysteine level and thus greater cardiovascular diseases, stroke and heart problems risks. The accumulating evidence that lowering hoocysteine keeps hormonal balance thus works in both ways.
A Sure Indicator Of Vitamin B And SAMe Deficiencies
Instead of just guessing in the dark over what vitamins you may be lacking, a high H score is evidently good enough to appeal you to supplementation of vitamins B. SAMe is the “master tuner” with its expected wider range of benefits. It protects against liver disease, helps protect the brain from oxidation damage, reduces arthritis and fibromyalgia joint pains and restores joint mobility.