What is homocysteine? | A Simple Explanation

Homocysteine is a chemical that is released when you digest protein and can be hazardous to your heart and increase the risk of heart disease.

Homocysteine make the cells in your arteries produce more quickly. The extra cells then block your coronary arteries and can cause blood clots.

High levels of this chemical has been recognized as a risk factor (but not a major risk) for heart disease.

The Good News

A diet rich in vitamin B, particularly vitamin B-6 can significantly lower the risk of heart disease related to homocysteine.

Taking a vitamin B-complex supplement can help protect your heart!

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