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Homocysteine, Folic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease
American Heart Association

Folic Acid is a member of the B-Complex vitamin family (vitamin B-9). While there is no hard evidence that folic acid supplementation prevents strokes or heart attacks, studies seem to show that it may lower homocysteine levels in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid. High levels of it seem to be related to higher risk of heart disease, stroke and  vascular disease. 

Comment: -- Men with Erectile Dysfunction take note. Peripheral vascular disease is a prime cause of ED.  

Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention
Abstract: Lancet. 2007 Jun 2;369(9576):1876-82

This study attempted to determine the value of treatments that lower homocysteine concentrations and their role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.  The study concluded that folic acid supplementation can effectively reduce the risk of stroke.

Comment: Folic acid is a member of the B-Complex vitamin family. Our B-Complex product contains 100% of the recommended daily value.  


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