What does low homocysteine mean

Aerose91

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Every time i have homocysteine checked it's low or low normal. Most recently it was 4.7. I know most here have high homocysteine so is this a good thing?
 

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From https://www.labtestanalyzer.com, referring to lower than optimal ranges. (note: labtestanalyzer is a very young project of Joe Cohen, therefore always check it's references yourself)

Optimal Range: 5 - 9 umol/L

Homocysteine is necessary for the production of factors important for detoxification. Low homocysteine may restrict detoxification pathways that respond to oxidative stress [R].

Low homocysteine is associated with nerve damage of unknown cause (idiopathic peripheral neuropathy) [R].

Make sure your diet is well-balanced. Homocysteine is produced from the amino-acid methionine. Your diet should include enough methionine-rich foods, such as beef, lamb, turkey, pork, fish, shellfish, cheese, eggs, dairy, nuts, soy, and beans.

Supplements that can help:
  • Methionine [R]
 

Aerose91

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Thanks @pamojja

That's interesting because i eat ketogenic so i eat mostly those methionine containing foods. Maybe it would be even lower if i didn't eat that way
 

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I've never figured out how to do proper methylation for my illness. As in my energy has never improved, so I don't know what the heck is going on. 23 and me showed several gene kinks and Klimas asked me to be in her recent folate trial, but I declined as I have this low homocysteine problem.

I do need my mb12 injection or oils I get from Australia which stop my hand tremors. Potassium pills daily and adding folate took away very frequent headaches. When I ran out or forgot the folate, I'd have odd pain in my neck or chest.