A member asked:

Homocysteine level was 13.5. i have hypothyroidism which i'm on synthroid (thyroxine) for. i'm folate deficient and b12 level was 292. should i supplement?

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Yes, but: I would also take b12. Homocysteine has five degredation pathways, two mediated by folate, (folic acid) one by b6, and two by b12. 2500 mcg of B12 is 416 x the mdr and reduces homocysteine more than any nutriceutical if no deficiency exists.

Answered 11/7/2014



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