Do you know if you have MTHFR? The most common symptoms are:
Chronic Fatigue, Inflammation, Migraines, and Anxiety.
MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase) is a gene which produces an enzyme known as MTHFR. This enzyme is critical for various body processes such as methylation, detoxification, converting folate into a useable form, processing amino acids, and healthy neurotransmitter production/breakdown. MTHFR mutations affect all of these important processes and contribute to chronic inflammation. Additionally, the body has a harder time producing energy because the metabolic system is affected. This can result in symptoms of chronic fatigue and foggy brain. Fortunately, testing for MTHFR gene mutations is easy. It can be done in your own home!
Why should someone test for an MTHFR mutation?
The two most common MTHFR mutations are known as MTHFR C677T and MTHFR A1298C. They can create different symptoms, and depending on whether the mutation is heterozygous or homozygous, also require differing dosage in supplementation. For example, the C677T mutation, especially in homozygous mutations (2 copies), typically experience more problems with high homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels should be avoided because they negatively affect heart health and blood pressure. Click here to read more on reducing homocysteine levels.
On the other hand, the A1298C mutation, typically creates more hormonal problems. For instance, symptoms of Estrogen Dominance and skin problems are more prevalent. Testing for MTHFR mutations will help you figure out whether you have an MTHFR mutation, which specific mutation you have, and whether you are heterozygous (1 mutation), homozygous (2 mutations), or compound heterozygous (1 A1298C/ 1 C677T).
Common symptoms associated with MTHFR mutations:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Estrogen dominance (infertility, PMS, irregular periods)
- Skin problems (rashes, psoriasis, eczema)
- Cognitive changes: confusion, lack of focus, memory loss
- Weight gain
- Inability to lose weight
- Thyroid problems
- Family history of heart problems
- Joint Pain
- Autoimmune disorders
How do I test for MTHFR gene mutations?
BiomeIQ offers a convenient way to test for the two most common MTHFR mutations: A1298C and C677T. BiomeIQ’s tests are 100% reliable, accurate, and user information is never shared:
MTHFR Test Kit with a Buccal Swab. Noninvasive test which simply requires a cheek swab. Works especially well for infants and children. Done in the privacy of your own home.
Picture on left is an example of test results for the MTHFR Buccal Swab Test Kit. *Only first page shown.
Why test with us?
Our tests specialize in MTHFR mutations and are 100% reliable and accurate. User information is safe, information is never shared, and the test results are easy to read and understand. MTHFR testing from other companies oftentimes show contradictory supplemental information, telling you to take one supplement and then, telling you to avoid that very same supplement. Don’t waste money on other expensive testing with confusing results. Test with BiomeIQ to find out your MTHFR mutations, and then receive specific information regarding your mutation.
What happens after testing? How do I manage MTHFR?
After finding out which MTHFR mutation you have, BiomeIQ offers recommendations for specific supplement protocols based on MTHFR gene mutations. The goal is to give individuals with MTHFR mutations the proper nutrients and methylation needed to reduce MTHFR symptoms and help detoxify the body. MTHFR affected bodies typically need a methylated B complex containing Methylfolate, Methyl B12, and B6. This helps the body make up for its methylation deficiency and its nutrient deficiencies in Folate, B6, and B12. Click here for specific supplement protocols for MTHFR.
However, before starting supplementation, another option to consider is an MTHFR Friendly Detox. MTHFR mutations create a methylation deficiency which affects the rate at which MTHFR affected bodies can detoxify. Environmental toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, processed foods, folic acid, and chemicals can build up within the body causing chronic inflammation. This chronic inflammation and overburden of toxins create symptoms of toxicity: fatigue, headaches, autoimmune problems, nausea, skin rashes/irritability, problems digesting, and many more. If you are experiencing these symptoms and have been exposed to the environmental toxins listed above, a detox might be most beneficial to start with. Detoxifying the body allows for better nutrient absorption and supplementation tends to be more effecting after detoxing. Click here for BiomeIQ’s MTHFR Friendly Detox.