Saturday, February 26, 2011

Want to know your body's Vitamin B-12 status?

Get your homocysteine levels tested.
HCY a more reliable indicator of disease risk

Have you had your blood tested for homocysteine levels? Many healthcare providers believe that homocysteine levels are a more accurate indicator of Vitamin B-12 blood levels than a B-12 blood test. Here's why:

The blood level of Vitamin B-12 is discovered by taking a number of people (usually fewer than 100) and testing their blood levels. These people are chosen at random and are reasonably healthy, showing no obvious signs of disease. All of their blood test results are added together and an average from the entire group serves as a midline. Usually, both the lowest and highest numbers of responding people are eliminated. The next lowest number and next highest number are used as the lower and upper limits for that test at that lab. That is one reason why different labs may have different "normal" values.

That is the simplified version of how highs and lows are discovered for nutrients like B -12. Can you see the flaws in this kind of thinking? First, I do not want to be compared to the average person on the street. I want to be compared to the healthiest people around. My goal is to have abundant energy and be disease resistant. Therefore, I want to be compared to the people who have already achieved those benchmarks. Second, we know that people with "normal" levels of B-12 often have high levels of homocysteine and low moods.

Both mood and HCY levels improve when we supplement with the right kind of B-12. That means that the lab values for what should be considered "low" are too low. It also tells us that what is considered "high" is likewise erroneous. High lab values for B-12 are based on the survey of "normal" people. We know that "normal" in our culture does not reflect our health aspirations!

Ideal B-12 levels

If you have read our Weekly Wellness Reports regularly, you know that there are different types of B-12 that do different jobs. For instance, cyanocobalamin is a complete form of B-12 that nourishes the brain and nerves. Methylcobalamin is a
B-12 enzyme that detoxifies homocysteine in the liver and kidneys.

The best way to tell if you nee cyanocobalamin is if you have "brain fog" that lifts when you take a B-12 supplement that contains cyanocobalamin.

The best way to tell if you ne methylcobalamin is to have your blood tested for homocysteine levels The normal value for homocysteine between 4 and 8, with the ideal number being 6.3. Any value higher than 8 indicates that you need methylcobalamin
-- regardless of what your actual B-12 blood test says.

It is not how much B-12 you have your blood test that tells you if you have enough. Instead, it is how effective the type of B-12 is at reducing the harmful deadly levels of elevated homocysteine.

Ask your healthcare provider to test your homocysteine levels. It's especially important for those with a family history of cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease or osteoporosis.

by Brazos Minshew
TriVita Chief Science Officer

Lowering your homocysteine

You can help reduce your risk with these lifestyle choices/changes:
  • Eat fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants -- 5 servings daily for children, 7 servings for women, and 9 servings for men.
  • Reduce your stress load.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity every day.
  • Supplement your diet with high- quality nutrients.
  • Defeat stress by nurturing your spirit with healthy relationships and a healthy sense of purpose.

Help reduce the risk of illness by taking HCY Guard daily
  • TriVita HCY Guard has been clinically proven to lower dangerous homocysteine levels 30-40% in just 42 days.
  • Taken daily, HCY Guard ensures that you continue to maintain healthy homocysteine levels.
  • HCY Guard has an exclusive blend of nutrients, specifically chosen for their ability to protect against homocysteine escaping into your bloodstream.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Supporting information about Sublingual B-12

  • A recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that elevated blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine (already considered a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease) are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Blood levels of homocysteine can be reduced by increasing intake of Folic Acid and Vitamins B-6 and B-12. − Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging

  • Vitamin B-12 studies show that Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid is readily absorbed into the bloodstream.

  • A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated if people received 1,000 mcg of folic acid and 500 mcg of B-12 per day over 300,000 lives in the U.S. would be saved each year from heart disease.

Learn more about Sublingual B-12 from TriVita

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What's better about "sublingual" Vitamin B12?

Dr. Alfred Libby created TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid to take the place of painful, expensive shots. TriVita's original, patented, sublingual delivery system allows the B vitamins to absorb quickly and completely through the large veins under the tongue. This becomes especially important after age 40, when your body’s ability to absorb oral B-12 begins to decrease.

Because Sublingual B-12 is introduced into your body through your bloodstream, improvement in mood and energy level may improve quickly.

B vitamins also help lower homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood. High homocysteine levels have been linked with Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and much more. B vitamins help maintain healthy homocysteine levels.

Click here to learn more about Trivita Sublingual B12

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why you should be taking TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid?

Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid from TriVita can help promote energy, stamina, mental clarity, and improved mood. It also helps your body reduce the risk of age-related brain and heart diseases including Alzheimer’s, and helps maintain brain and nervous system health.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Signs of Possible Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Do you feel exhausted?
Does your mind seems foggy?
Do you feel down or sad?
Are you forgetful?

If the answer is "Yes!" to any of these, you may benefit from Sublingual B-12.
TriVita's Sublingual B-12 boosts energy and mood. Plus, it comes with a 60-day, money back guarantee!

B-12 deficiency is serious
After age 40 your body’s ability to absorb B vitamins becomes increasingly difficult. Aggressive action is required to regain the energy, stamina and focus you need everyday. You need to use TriVita’s Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid daily.

TriVita's sublingual delivery system really works.
This original patented sublingual delivery lets your body absorb B vitamins directly through the bloodstream where they can go to work quickly to improve your mental focus and energy. These nutrients also help protect you from heart attack and strokes.

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Taken daily, you’ll feel it lifting you up with the energy you want and need to enjoy living your life as millions of others do today!

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