If your homocysteine level is high, you may have
� Vitamin B-12 deficiency
� Folic acid deficiency
� A deficiency of both vitamin B-12 and folic acid
Homocysteine is an amino acid which seems to damage the inner lining of arteries, promote blood clots and atherosclerosis. People with heart disease are more likely to have high homocysteine levels than others. Some prescription medications, such as the popular GI drug Prilosec (omeprazole) decrease B12 absorption —so, what you’re taking, you’re not absorbing fully, especially from food.
Homocysteine, cholesterol-lowering and c-reactive protein are part of a 3 legged stool for heart disease prevention. Learn more.