Posted by stargazer2 on January 16, 2008, at 17:14:41
In reply to Re: DEPLIN...Does it really help?? - phillipa » brooke484, posted by Phillipa on January 15, 2008, at 0:00:28
My endocrinologist tested me for Homocysteine and he said this was the best indicator for folate deficiency. Mine was 5.3, <10 is normal range.
Also a high homocysteine can be related to a vitamin B-12 deficiency. A friend of mine recently had his homocysteine and B-12 levels tested, the homocysteine was around 15, the B-12 was under 200 which is bottom of normal. So he is being prescribed B-12 and folate supplementation based on these values. B-12 can be given orally and there is no need for an injection, unless you are missing an intrinsic
factor from stomach surgery or an absorption problem (Pernicious anemia). All this I read after researching homocysteine via google, so lots of inforamation on the WWW.
It is known that the B vitamins can be related to all kinds of neurological conditions including depression, anxiety and dementia. Best to have levels tested to make sure are WNL.
An elevated homocysteine also can be related to cardiac function and may be an indicator of problems in the cardiocvascular system, so best to have it tested.