What Tikva Users Have To Say


I have been taking these ingredients for over 1 year now.  It has been great!

My blood pressure went from 160/101 to 115/75.  My total cholesterol went from over 300 to 201.  This all happened in less than 6 months after taking these ingredients.  

Carter R.



I have been using these ingredients for 2 1/2 months and my blood pressure has dropped from about 180/100 to an
average of 125/80. This decrease occurred without other medication. My doctor wanted to put me on an ace-inhibitor medication but I decided to take these ingredients instead. I'm glad I did.

J Patterson



Hi. This is Heidi. My husband has been taking these ingredients. His blood pressure was 144/83. Not real high, but high enough to become a problem.
His blood pressure now is averaging from 125 to 118. Well within normal range. He seems much more relaxed. I am convinced that this is helping him. It is just by a stroke of luck that I found your website. I am going to tell other people with similar conditions.

We are still working on losing the weight, but that takes a little time.

Thank you, and take care,

Heidi D.



Trimethylglycine (Betaine)

  Lowers Homocysteine




What Is It?

Betaine is a nutrient that plays an important role in the health of the cardiovascular system. Studies have suggested that betaine, along with other nutrients, helps to reduce potentially toxic levels of homocysteine (Hcy), a naturally occurring amino acid that can be harmful to blood vessels thereby contributing to the development of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (reduced blood flow to the legs and feet)

University of Maryland Medical Center

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Health Benefits

Lowers Homocysteine

Also commonly known as betaine, TMG is a constituent of food. The average American ingests 500–2000 mg of TMG a day. Supplemental TMG reduces homocysteine starting at a dose of 1000 mg a day, up to a maximum 20% reduction at 6000 mg per day, the dose often used in severe homocysteine disorders.

TMG is the most effective nutritional agent for suppressing the after-meal surge in homocysteine, slashing levels up to 50%. We commonly use 2000 mg per day as a starting dose for fasting homocysteine levels that do not fully respond to the three B vitamins, using higher doses for the after-meal surge seen with methionine loading. Spinach and wheat germ are two particularly rich food sources of TMG. Be aware that the 6000-mg dose of TMG has been found to raise LDL by around 10%, and LDL should therefore be monitored when using this high dose of TMG.

 

Life Extension Foundation

 

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