The Breakdown of MTHFR

Why is 40% of the population suffering from toxic buildup which isn’t allowing them to digest food properly?

The answer is a gene mutation known as MTHFR.

MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is a gene which produces an enzyme known as MTHFR. This enzyme is needed for converting certain nutrients, such as Folate into a useable form. Folate has a role in almost every part of our bodies: supports blood cell production, helps us think logically, rids the body of certain compounds, supports the immune system, supports the protection of DNA, supports energy production, and most importantly supports methylation.  Do you need additional Folate supplementation? Click here.

MTHFR gene mutations affect methyl groups and your ability to produce them, creating a methylation deficiency. Methylation plays a part in many body processes such as: energy production, fights infections, DNA repairs, neurotransmitter production, and detoxification.

Symptoms include

·      ADHD/ADD

·      Leaky Gut

·      Thyroid Problems

·      Fertility Problems (2)

·      Eczema and skin issues

·      Heart disease

·      Weight gain

4 out of every 10 people are being affected by this gene mutation and toxins are everywhere. Common toxins include: folic acid, processed foods, household chemicals such as glass cleaner and bleach, pesticides, and heavy metals. 40% of people who encounter these toxins have negative reactions to their bodies. (3)

What can be done to reverse the toxicity?

Fortunately, the symptoms brought on by MTHFR gene mutations are often reversible and highly treatable. Three things must happen in order to reverse the process:

1.  The toxin needs to be determined and eliminated or reduced from the environment. If you are eating processed foods or foods with folic acid, these should be removed from your diet. If you are using cleaning supplies with harsh chemicals, switch to a healthier alternative. Changing your lifestyle can help you keep a cleaner body, free of toxin buildup. If you’ve been exposed to a lot of toxins, then you might want to consider detoxing your body and getting rid of those built-up toxins. Detoxing also helps reduce inflammation.

2.  The epigenetic risk factor needs to be identified (which copy of the gene a person has). 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.

3.  Providing the body proper nutrition through diet or supplementation.

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References:

1.  “MTHFR gene – Genetics Home Reference.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health, 13 June 2017. Web. 19 June 2017. <https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MTHFR>.

2.  “MTHFR gene mutation.” Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 19 June 2017. <https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10953/mthfr-gene-mutation>.

3.  Jaramillo, Amy. “ADD/ADHD.” BodyScience.life. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 June 2017. <http://www.bodyscience.life/add-adhd>.