Thorne Research Methyl-Guard is a methylated B Vitamin Complex great for patients diagnosed with MTHFR. We also suggest Thorne Research Methyl Guard Plus for a higher dosage per pill which is also sold through Myhealthstore. 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.
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.
|Supplement Facts: 180 Vegetarian Capsules|
|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.|
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