Homocysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that enters the body through protein-rich foods. It is formed as an intermediate product of the consumption of methionine, an essential amino acid that the body urgently needs for normal functioning. Homocysteine is metabolized to cysteine in the body during a normally functioning metabolic pathway. B vitamins are essential for normal mental metabolism.
In case the metabolic pathways are impaired (inability of the body to convert vitamins into their active form), due to lack of B vitamins, high protein intake, certain medications and unhealthy lifestyle (smoking), homocysteine levels in the blood increase (hyperhomocysteinemia). Elevated levels of homocysteine have been associated with increased cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and thromboembolic diseases.
COMBINATION OF VITAMINS B AND BETAINE
Valens Homocysteine Stop contains betaine, which contributes to the metabolism of homocysteine, and a combination of key B vitamins in high doses. Vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid help to metabolize homocysteine and reduce fatigue and exhaustion, and riboflavin also plays a role in maintaining normal red blood cells and protecting cells from oxidative stress.