Thorne Research, Methyl-Guard, 180 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
Maintaining a normal plasma homocysteine level has joined elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels as a leading concern for maintaining good cardiovascular health. Plasma homocysteine levels are also associated with maintenance of bone, female reproductive, cognitive, and neurological health. Numerous studies advocate the lowering of plasma homocysteine levels via nutritional supplementation. A number of biochemical imbalances that can raise homocysteine levels can be addressed by supplementing with the appropriate nutrient cofactors. For example, folic acid (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate), vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), and betaine (trimethylglycine) are involved in recycling homocysteine to the amino acid methionine, while the breakdown of homocysteine into the beneficial amino acids cysteine and taurine can be facilitated by pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6). Studies have shown these nutrients can help maintain normal plasma homocysteine levels.
In addition to the beneficial homocysteine effects of the ingredients in Methyl-Guard, folic acid has been shown to help maintain the normal function of the arterial walls, allowing them to dilate more readily and enhance circulation. Homocysteine levels can be increased in individuals in which the enzymatic reaction responsible for converting folic acid to the active methyl donor L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) does not function properly; therefore, Methyl-Guard contains 400 mcg of active 5-MTHF per capsule.
Maintaining normal homocysteine is important for good cognitive health. A deficiency in homocysteine-metabolizing cofactors is commonly seen in the elderly, which can result in an increase in homocysteine levels with advancing age. Vascular structures can be adequately maintained when plasma homocysteine levels are normal by elevated homocysteine, thus helping to maintain cognitive health. Elevated homocysteine levels associated with aging, as well as low levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, can result in the decreased methylation of numerous substances, including DNA and proteins, decreasing the integrity of vascular structures and neurons. Providing the nutritional cofactors for homocysteine metabolism provides support for a healthy brain.
Methyl-Guard was the first dietary formula on the market to promote homocysteine metabolism and is the only one that contains the active, body-ready forms of the homocysteine-metabolizing nutrient cofactors.
Take 3 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, CalciumCitrateLaurate, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: Three Capsules|
|Serving Per Container: 60|
|Three Capsules Contain:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||20.4 mg||1,020%|
|Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)||1.2 mg||300%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||1.2 mg||20,000%|
|Betaine Anhydrous (Trimethylglycine)||1.8 g||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Product was recommended by my family Doctor to help me delay the process of ageing and my difficulty with my memory. I am pleased to say the product has worked better than I expected.
Posted by 5270655052227436320 on Feb 17, 2017
I have been taking a low dose of this stuff for about 3 years now and I have always found it helps with my energy. I am sensitive to fillers used in some products and luckily have no issues with this one. A quality product.
Posted by 5665099671223271882 on Dec 03, 2016
I take two a day for treatment of the MTHFR gene and I have noticed symptoms improve. I have taken it every day for nearly two years now. My doctor put me on to it.
Posted by 5678180022865026481 on Oct 12, 2016
Very pleased with proud & service
Posted by 4793885060379824038 on Sep 06, 2016
Methyl-Guard is and excellent way to take vitamin B for people who are sensitive to other vitamin Bs. I have a bad reaction to three of the Bs, especially B6 but Methyl-Guard causes no problem what so ever. It is perfect for people with the MTHFR Gene mutation. I have been taking it for over a year now and wouldn't take my B vitamins any other way.
Posted by 5298919441545791862 on Aug 02, 2016
Have been using this product now for 3 months due to a lack of B vitamins in my system. I am now feeling wonderful thanks to the great care my Dr has taken with me. I am also on other products in conjunction with this product with is obviously helping.