Homocysteine can make people "silly"

yourhealth 2020-8-3 11:13:25 disease view View comments

In the 21st century, as the wave of silver hair hits, the incidence of some difficult neurological diseases that accompany aging has also increased year by year, such as Alzheimer’s disease andParkinson’s disease. These diseases have become subsequent tumors, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. After the health killer of middle-aged and elderly people. Among them, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, hyperuric acid, and hyperhomocysteinemia, and many other dangerous characters of the "high" character, even take turns playing behind the scenes and making waves.


Especially for hyperhomocysteinemia, Article 10 of the article "Evidence-based Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease" recommends "regular testing of homocysteine". What exactly is homocysteine? Where is the secret that harms the brain?

Homocysteine harms nerves

Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfur-containing amino acid in the blood that is damaging to blood vessels. When its detection value is greater than or equal to 10 micromol/L, it is clinically called "Hymocysteine Blood". Symptoms” (high Hcy).

The key to cognitive impairment and dementia formation is the loss of neurons, leading to local brain atrophy and insoluble protein deposition. Studies have found that "high Hcy" can produce neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques, which can lead to neuronal death. The results of a large number of animal experiments also show that "high Hcy" can be regulated from the level of gene expression, increasing the deposition of amyloid in the brain, and ultimately strangling neurons. Moreover, the increase in Hcy level will directly damage the nervous system, bring about vascular damage, cause various cognitive impairments, and finally accelerate the occurrence and development of dementia.

Just because you eat too much chicken, duck and fish?

Tracing back to the source, where did the "high Hcy" come from? Hcy is metabolized from chicken, duck and fish that people eat daily, and these foods contain methionine. Under normal circumstances, the human body can decompose methionine into Hcy. At this time, if the body has enough B2, B6, B12, folate coenzyme and other vitamin B family to participate in the catalysis, Hcy can continue to be decomposed into benign substances, such as glutathione, S-adenosylmethionine, etc., these chemicals have anti-oxidation, anti-aging, anti-depression and liver protection effects.

If the body lacks the above-mentioned B vitamins, Hcy cannot be decomposed and accumulated in the human body, which manifests as "high Hcy", which reduces the body's methylation and antioxidant capacity, destroys the body's biochemical balance, and fundamentally shakes the foundation of health. .

A balanced diet can help avoid disadvantages

How can the "high Hcy" be lowered? People must eat more fresh fruits and vegetables while enjoying the flavours of big fish and meat, and the delicacies of mountains and seas, so as to avoid excessive Hcy in the blood. In terms of diet, I give you the following suggestions:

One is to eat less fatty meat and more soy products, such as tofu, soy milk, and tofu;

The second is to pay attention to low-salt diet, and be highly vigilant about the invisible salt in processed foods such as instant noodles, ham, pickles, chili sauce, and bean paste;

The third is to drink less strong tea and coffee and control the amount of alcohol;

Fourth, eat more foods rich in vitamins B2, B6, B12, folic acid, zinc and magnesium, which can effectively reduce the metabolic content of "Hcy" and reduce body accumulation, such as brown rice, oats, millet, fresh corn, soybeans, cabbage, Spinach, lettuce, kiwi, banana, nuts, fish, cheese, natto, etc.;

Fifth, eat more cod, hairtail, salmon, sardines, pecans, walnuts, linseeds, linseed oil, perilla oil, hemp oil, etc. to inhibit chronic arterial inflammation, curb Hcy levels, and prevent the attack of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases;

Sixth, timely supplement of highly effective dietary supplements, such as active folic acid, B6, B12, B2, as well as zinc and betaine, etc.; especially when the Hcy index is greater than 10 micromol/l, you should take folic acid and vitamins in time B6, vitamin B12 single or compound preparations.

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