Homocysteine, a predictor of COVID-19 outcome?
Have you ever checked yours? Are you a “clotter”?
Recent research released by Zongguo Yang, who is affiliated with the Department of Integrative Medicine at Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, along with his colleagues from the Department of Neurology, sheds light on this subject [see Predictors For Imaging Progression On Chest CT From Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients on the NIH website].
Recent events regarding COVID-19 have shown that many patients are at risk for major clotting events once the virus sets in. I was intrigued by this as clotting assessment has been a primary focus of our medical clinic for the last 38 years and in particular Homocysteine has been a major focus of our work. In fact Homocysteine is so significant to us it led to the Ola Loa formula which not only provides Vitamin B12, B6 and Folate but Betaine (TRI Methyl Glycine) which will lower Homocysteine toxicity even when B12 and Folate fail. Naturally I was intrigued when I saw this article.