Dr. Salerno's Cardio Factor is a leading-edge supplement that contains a blend of nutrients for maintaining a healthy homocysteine pathway, including natural folate, vitamin B6, TMG, and vitamin B12. Lower levels of homocysteine are associated with lower rates of coronary heart disease and stroke. Cardio Factor also includes other sulfur-containing amino acids, taurine, and cysteine, which aid in detoxification. A healthy homocysteine pathway is also essential for joint and cartilage formation, brain and cardiovascular health, plus a strong immune system.
Why These Natural Ingredients?
Vitamin B2 – Vitamin B2 has shown to be very effective in reducing levels of homocysteine in the body and increasing metabolism.
Vitamin B6 – Homocysteine is metabolized in two ways, remethylation, and transsulfuration. Adequate transsulfuration requires vitamin B6.
Folate – As a methyl-group donor in the conversion of homocysteine back to methionine, folic acid is an essential vitamin.
Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12, which plays a critical role in the methylation process, is a coenzyme of methionine synthase whose purpose is to convert homocysteine to methionine.
Zinc – In recent studies, zinc supplementation reduced serum homocysteine levels and increased vitamin B12 and folate concentrations.
TMG – Originally called betaine, TMG acts as a methyl donor, converting homocysteine to methionine. TMG may also exert anti-plaque-like effects by inhibiting aortic inflammatory responses.
Choline – Despite the fact that humans can synthesize choline in small amounts, it’s still necessary to supplement in order to reduce unhealthy levels of homocysteine from building up in the body.
Serine – Also important to the remethylation process, serine, a free amino acid, combines with free methionine to increase transsulfuration.
NAC – According to the latest research, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), a naturally occurring amino acid, has shown to reduce cardiovascular disease and lowers plasma homocysteine levels, thus improving endothelial function.
Bottle Size: 60 capsules
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