Methyl-Guard contains nutrients and co-factors necessary for optimal cardiovascular, skeletal, and nervous system health, including the active forms of folate and vitamin B12 (5-MTHF and methylcobalamin).
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.
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. Maintaining normal homocysteine is also important for cognitive health. Lower levels of homocysteine-metabolizing cofactors are 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, 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.
|Vitamin B6 (from 10 mg Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||6.8mg|
|Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate)||400mcg|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||400mcg|
|Pure Betaine (Trimethlglycine)||600mg|
Take two capsules three times per day or as directed by your healthcare professional.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.