The medical profession has done a good job alerting the public to the dangers of high cholesterol, with ample help from the pharmaceutical industry.
Doctors have not done as well explaining the risks of homocysteine, an amino acid that circulates in the blood. High levels are linked to heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and osteoporosis. Interestingly, there’s not been a lick of help from the pharmaceutical industry.
Because the most effective treatment for bringing down homocysteine levels is by using pennies-a-day, non-prescription B vitamins, specifically B-6, B-12, and folic acid.
If you’d like your doctor to check your homocysteine level, you may have to ask her. Measuring homocysteine is a simple blood test, but not one routinely included on the blood profiles that are part of a usual check-up.
If you’re following The Triple Whammy Cure program for increasing feel-good serotonin, you’re well covered. The one-a-day Tri-B100 Energy Complex contains enough B vitamins to send your homocysteine scurrying southward.