Research suggests that elevated homocysteine levels are also strongly associated with the development of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, strokes, and increased complications in diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other chronic diseases. The nutrients in HeartGems support healthy blood, cardiovascular function, mood, and support healthy bowel functioning as well as providing the best chelated zinc and magnesium available.
This formula represents what we believe to be one of greatest nutritional compilations for supporting rejuvenative health and nutrition on the market today.
Research indicates that high Homocysteine levels has been proven to be a major cardiac risk factor; it also advances DNA aging. HeartGems™ contains the amino acid TMG (also called Betaine, naturally derived from beets) that has been found to help support a healthy cardiac nutritional program as well as the natural replication of healthy DNA.
Lowering of homocysteine, an amino acid that can accumulate with age to toxic levels in the body has been shown to have profound effects on many systems of the body. High Homocysteine has been proven to be a major cardiac risk factor. It also advances DNA aging. HeartGems™ contains TMG (or Betaine, naturally derived from beets) to help support a healthy cardiovascular system as well as mood and well-being.
Recent research indicates the lower the homocysteine, the younger and healthier the condition of DNA. Homocysteine elevation is also associated with increased cardiovascular risks.
Thus at a level of 15, the risk of a major cardiac event is 4 times that of the general population. Also a recent study indicates that a level over 14 carries double the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Based on research, it can be recommended to take 3-6 HEARTGEMS daily for general health and well-being. Homocysteine levels are best assessed with widely available blood testing. Talk to your health care practitioner about checking your homocysteine levels and you can see the results for yourself!
HEARTGEMS is an activated combination of the most powerful nutrients ever studied for supporting blood, vessels, mood, and energy. Homocysteine is highly toxic to blood vessels and its level may be up to 40 times more predictive of the risk of heart disease than the cholesterol level. 44% of U.S. deaths are due to heart disease. The average homocysteine level in the U.S. population is at an unhealthy 10. Above the level of 7, every 3-point rise in homocysteine increases heart attack risk by 35%. Elevated homocysteine levels are also strongly associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease, strokes, and increased complications in diabetes, lupus, and other chronic diseases.
Homocysteine levels are increased with smoking, alcohol overuse, oral contraceptive use, red meat ingestion, high fat diets, and aging. One study showed that drinking 4 cups of coffee per day elevates homocysteine levels by 10%.
The action of HEARTGEMS is driven by TMG (trimethylglycine). TMG provides methyl groups that are known to detoxify homocysteine. A methyl group consists of a carbon atom attached to three hydrogen atoms. Methyl groups are widely used in the body for detoxification and DNA repair. The Choline also provides methyl groups to support a healthy liver and kidneys. The ingredient inositol may also help to support balanced blood levels. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 are key cofactors required for the anti-aging support of DNA methylation.
Trimethylglycine, Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, Vitamin B3 (as insotal hexanicotinate), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride and as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), Folate (as folic acid) Magnesium (from magnesium chelate), and Zinc (from Zinc chelate). May also contain magnesium stearate and calcium chloride and may contain silicon dioxide.
Advised against in persons with manic depressive illness or those taking anti-depressants such as SSRIs, Tricyclics, or MAO inhibitors because of the use of the ingredient Choline.