Homocysteine levels reflect a process that occurs within every cell in the body, known as methylation. Methylation and cell detoxification control the expression of our genetic material in the process of replicating DNA, in RNA and proteins. When this process is not working properly, homocysteine levels are elevated; therefore this marker reveals cellular function or dysfunction on the most basic level.

High homocysteine is associated with disorders that range from heart disease and cancer to Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.  The graph below represents the correlation between homocysteine levels, cardiovascular disease, and 10 year survival probability.

The good news is that elevated homocysteine levels reflect an imbalance correctable with diet and supplements. It is also encouraging to know that as homocysteine levels come back into a more normal range, that indicates reduced risk.

hsHomocysteine is the preferred measure of effective methylation with a goal of <6 µmol/L.

 

Predictive Biomarkers

High sensitivity Hemoglobin A1c: Measure of efficiency of sugar/insulin/energy conversion. read more

High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein: Repair and inflammation immune status. read more

Cardiac Risk. read more

Test for immune memory/immune response to up to 504 items. read more

Assess mineral need and cell acid/alkaline balance. read more

Vitamin D level for cell communication status. read more

Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in cell envelope (membrane). read more

(8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG): Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in cell nucleus. read more

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