In our third installment of synergistic nutrients, folate and vitamin B6 share the spotlight. Alone, these two vitamins have valuable properties, but together they offer substantial heart health benefits. They work together to lower homocysteine levels, especially when combined with vitamin B12. High homocysteine levels have been linked to heart disease, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s and even osteoporosis. Data from the Nurses’s Health Study determined that higher intakes of both folate and vitamin B6, above the current recommended dietary allowances, were associated with lower incidences of heart disease and breast cancer.
To get this combo in your diet, follow Popeye’s lead. Spinach! This leafy green contains both folate and vitamin B6, offering great homocysteine lowering effects. Avocado also has both vitamins and if you toss it into a salad, you are getting a very heart healthy meal. Not an avocado fan, but still want the benefits? Homocysteine Calm combines the nutrients needed to lower homocysteine levels and provide support for a healthy heart.