Methylation Deficiency

Methylation deficiency is not only responsible for elevated homocysteine level (higher the level of homocysteine, greater is the risk of cardiovascular disease) but is also one of the key underlying problems in some of our major chronic degenerative diseases especially some cancers and Alzheimer’s dementia.

Elevated homocysteine levels are an indicator of vitamin B deficiency (enzymes that breakdown homocysteine need B vitamins) or decreased levels of methyl donors in the body. Methyl donors are necessary to decrease homocysteine levels.

It is therefore crucial that there is at least a minimal amount of methylating agents in any supplement.

The most powerful methylating agent is SAMe (S adenosyl methionene) which is a natural nutrient present within all human cells or TMG (tri-methyl-glycine)

Reference:

  1. Ray D. Strand. "What your doctor doesn’t know about nutritional medicine may be killing you"

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