Patient Comments: Homocysteine - Lowering Levels

Question:

What supplements or other lifestyle changes have you found effective in lowering your elevated homocysteine levels? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Betty, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 06

I have added B vitamins and folate to my nutritional supplements, took wheat out of my diet (processed foods) and started regular juicing of celery. I am also working on my digestion including 2 tablespoons of unfermented apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water daily. I have been recently diagnosed with bullous pemphigoid, an autoimmune disease which I believe is caused from inflammation. I have been successful at lowering my levels of homocysteine.

Comment from: Richie mc, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

For me the best change I implemented to lower my elevated homocysteine levels was to stop taking the medication that was prescribed. My last set of 3 tests showed without a doubt that when taking the medication my levels were high but when no tablets in my system for 6 weeks and then 6 more my levels perfectly normal. I also found that the peripheral arterial disease dramatically worsened upon starting these medicines. I have since had lower leg amputation and I attribute this to the medicines I was kept on which kept levels high.

Comment from: Kevin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

I found that methyl folate lowered my homocysteine levels from 27 to 14 in 6 weeks.

Comment from: Andy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 04

My homocysteine levels were through the roof four years after my heart attack and stent implant. I changed my lifestyle to a totally raw vegan and found myself an amazing holistic doctor who within 10 minutes asked what my homocysteine levels were when I had my heart attack. Six years on I don't take any heart medication and have replaced them with a vegan lifestyle and regular B12, B6, and B9, plus folic acid. I've also learnt about my body and make my own medical choices.

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