Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, works with many other B vitamins to carry out key roles in functions of the human body. Together with folate and vitamin B6, cobalamin helps to maintain normal blood homocysteine levels which is important as raised homocysteine is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
While looking at diet and cardiovascular disease risk many of us immediately consider our saturated fat intake however Vitamin B6 should not be overlooked. Together with folate and vitamin B12, vitamin B6 is required for maintenance of normal blood homocysteine levels. Raised homocysteine is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.