- Decrease methionine containing foods. Methionine is the building block for homocysteine. Foods such as red meat and chicken are high methionine foods and have been shown to increase homocysteine.
- Eat much of your diet from green-leafy vegetables as these foods contain large quantities of B-vitamins which help to lower homocysteine.
- Control caffeine and alcohol intake as this has been linked to elevated homocysteine.
- Certain medications may increase the production of homocysteine.
- Anti-epileptic medications
- Glucophage (metformin)
- High Potency Optimized Folate 5 mg by Life Extension – 1 capsule daily. 5-MTHF is a methylated form of folate that is considered one of the most important tools in the battle against high homocysteine.
- Zinc 20 mg – 1 Tablet Twice Daily. Zinc is a helper in the conversion of homocysteine back into methionine. Note: Check your multi-vitamin and aim for 40 mg of zinc daily including all supplements.
- CystePlus – 500 mg twice daily. NAC helps in the removal of excess homocysteine by enhancing its metabolism.
- Two-A-Day Multivitamin – Blend of B-vitamins and other nutrients needed to properly metabolize homocysteine.
For Stubborn Homocysteine:
- Add Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the above regimen. 2 capsules twice daily