HCY Guard contains the essential amino acids Dimethylglycine, L-Lysine, L-Cysteine, DL-Methionine and Choline, along with the nutrients Inositol and CoQ-10.
What you need to know about homocysteine
Homocysteine (HCY) is an amino acid in the blood that’s needed for normal body processes. When you have too much of it, though (a condition called “hyperhomocysteinemia”), it irritates blood vessels. This can lead to serious health issues: blocked arteries, clots and eventually a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke.1,2
Unfortunately, this condition has no symptoms.1 That’s why you should know your risk for having high blood levels of HCY, and talk with your healthcare provider about what you can do to guard your heart and your health.
Get your HCY levels checked
Maybe you don’t smoke, or have high blood pressure, or any of the other well-known risk factors for heart problems. But if you or someone in your family has had heart disease, the American Heart Association suggests that you have your healthcare provider check your blood for high homocysteine.2