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Homeovitality HCYcare

May manage homocysteine levels

Homeovitality® HCYcare

£26.99

HCYcare has been formulated to target the MTHFR gene.

What does the MTHFR gene do?

"Homocysteine is an amino acid that inflicts damage to the inner arterial lining (endothelium) and other cells of the body." [1]

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is an enzyme that is encoded by the gene MTHFR. The MTHFR gene product plays an important role in the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This conversion reaction, which requires adequate intake of vitamin B12 and folate, is required for the multistep process that converts the amino acid homocysteine back to another amino acid, methionine.

Methionine is an essential amino acid that is found in meat and fish, for example. It plays a very important role in making sure that genes work properly. It does this by donating methyl groups that can be attached to cytosine residues, one of the building blocks of DNA. Attachment of methyl groups to DNA determines whether a gene is going to be expressed properly or not. When a methyl group is donated by methionine, it is eventually converted to the amino acid homocysteine. The reactions orchestrated by MTHFR described above re-methylate homocysteine and convert it back to methionine so that it can be used again to support the function of the genetic blueprint. Decreased activity of MTHFR leads to inefficient conversion of homocysteine to methionine. This leads to a build up of homocysteine in the blood. High levels of homocysteine have been found to cause development of many diseases such as heart disease, migraine, stroke, hearing loss and blood vessel deterioration, (see Ref. 1).

Importantly, scientists have shown that there is an increase in the serum concentration of homocysteine with age [2] and that this increase is associated with increased susceptibility to heart disease. Therefore, with aging, everyone would benefit by taking this product on a permanent basis. Also, because it is a rich source of methionine, those people who frequently eat red meat would benefit.

References

  1. http://www.lef.org/protocols/heart_circulatory/homocysteine_reduction_01.htm
  2. El-Sammak et al.,Elevated plasma homocysteine is positively associated with age independent of C677T mutation of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene in selected Egyptian subjects. Int. J. Med. Sci. 2004: 1, 181.

Additional Information

Code

HoV-MHR

Ingredients

Acidum Nucleicum MHR UHD at 10-12, Stabiliser (Sodium Phosphate buffer) - 0.014mg/mL, Ethanol (25%) in purified water

Volume (of 1 bottle)

Each bottle contains 50mL of liquid which lasts 1½ months (if used twice a day)

Directions for use

Shake before use. Twice daily, add 8 drops to a little clean water. On a clean palate, rinse round mouth and swallow. More than one product can be taken in the same glass.

Do not use if seal is broken. Keep product in original container.

Storage

Keep away from strong odours. Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, excessive heat and away from children. Keep product in original container.

Remember

It is recommended that you inform your medical doctor/GP that you are taking Homeovitality products. Homeovitality products should not be used as a substitute for treatments prescribed by your physician (read the full disclaimer). A practitioner's prescription is not required to use Homeovitality products.

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