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Blood Balance Formula Review

by Sumaiya Afiz (2019-02-26)

I have dealt with the cholesterol issue in many articles Blood Balance Formula so far. It is not the cause of arteriosclerosis. According to Dr McCully atherosclerosis is a dietary imbalance greatly assisted by the modern type of diet we have adopted. Homocysteine is a natural byproduct of protein metabolism in the body. Specifically the amino acid methionine, which is found in living organisms and we take in with our food, can either be used to synthesize more body proteins or if this is not necessary it converts to homocysteine in the body. Under normal circumstances homocysteine subsequently converts to a water soluble product and is excreted with the urine. The chemical modification takes place in the liver, the powerhouse of detoxification and metabolism. Specific enzymes take part in this process which consists of several separate steps.One enzyme for each step. We can roughly count 4 major steps and we definitely do not want to get into more biochemical detail at this point. Each enzyme needs a certain cofactor to facilitate the reaction. The most important and necessary ones are vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid (B9). Each one of these helps one the liver enzymes to metabolize homocysteine and methionine in a safe way. There are two ways to get elevated homocysteine in the body. First massive quantities of protein consumed and second dysfunctional liver enzymes that cannot convert homocysteine in a safe byproduct to be excreted. Obviously a combination of the two is possible and this is the case for us.The liver is also the centre of the cholesterol synthesis and metabolism. The problem with homocysteine is that is reacts with LDL in the liver. The product of this reaction is a highly toxic substance which when released in the blood stream causes injuries in the cells of the arteries. This is the beginning of atherosclerosis. This initial damage is followed by many abnormal responses by the body's defensive mechanisms. The cells themselves behave in a completely irregular way, releasing some of the toxic material that caused the damage in the first place to neighboring cells, which become prone to oxidative damage and start to accumulate cholesterol among other molecules. They are converted in a special type of cell called foam cell. An extensive sequence of events is triggered leading ultimately in this complex formation called atheromatic plaque. Many kinds of cells and molecules are involved in this procedure and cholesterol is only one of them. Eventually platelets cause blood clogs leading to a complete blockage of the artery.