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CAS NO: 454-28-4


Homocysteine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid with the chemical formula C4H9NO2S. It is a byproduct of the metabolism of the essential amino acid methionine and is normally converted to other compounds by the body's enzymatic processes. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other health problems. Homocysteine levels can be affected by various factors, including diet, genetics, and lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Testing homocysteine levels in the blood can be helpful in identifying potential risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other health issues. Nutritional supplements such as folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 may help to lower homocysteine levels in some individuals.

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