You have a gene that instructs Methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase…. quite a mouthful!
This enzymatic process drives a “methylation cycle”: see picture.
More than 40% of the population has this genetic aberration. From being homozygous to heterozygous; from having the MTHFR A1298C or 677T or a bit of both: I thought I had my mind wrapped around this.
And now we know more about OTHER genes that affect this cycle come as science advances more and more.
So now, it could be over 70% of the population who have defects in methylation when we consider the other genes and all the variations of ‘SNP’s’ that exist.
How poor methylation/ MTHFR can show up in your health:
- Atherosclerosis (blood vessel disease, most commonly seen as heart attacks and strokes)
- Autoimmune disease
- Thyroid disorders
- Chronic pain
- Hormone imbalance disorders eg. PCOS, PMS/ estrogen dominance.
- Spina Bifida
Many medications decrease methylation co-factors, including anticonvulsants, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement, anti inflammatories. Most medications decrease essential nutrient stores: go to www.mytavin.com to research the nutrient depletion’s caused by your medications.
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I explain methylation as the process by which your body ‘neutralizes toxins’ so you can get rid of them.
People who have trouble methylating cannot get rid of heavy metals like lead and mercury; and organic pollutants/ Xenobiotics and other toxic molecules created in the last century.
Most people create extra fat to store the toxins they cannot eliminate due to poor methylation.
*its important to remember this because many patients ask why they were healthy before and not now.
Or how come their parents/ grandparents were healthy and they aren’t.
– it’s about your ‘tipping point’ and how your genes have not evolved at the same rate as the world around you. This is one of the many areas we work on through our assessment and treatment programs.
I also explain that it is a process by which you get rid of BAD estrogen metabolites (a factor that increases risk for both breast AND prostate cancer).
It is also a critical process in the formation of neurotransmitters (brain chemistry).
One important component not mentioned in the methylation discussion is TO REMOVE THE STORED TOXINS (lower your toxic burden) that accumulate from poor methylation.
Without this step, hormone receptors remain blocked; neurotransmitters continue to be pushed out of balance and fat continues to accumulate to help ‘dilute’ the toxin load inside your body.
It makes you sick, fat and tired.
The methylation cycle is so complex.
In this cycle, certain metabolites increase, that damage blood vessel lining and leads to risk for heart attacks and strokes and dementia.
Other byproducts of the cycle gone wrong increase your risk for osteoporosis and cancer.
In the picture, you see that many critical areas are affected by poor methylation:
- DNA: when you damage DNA you can grow and replicate cancer cells.
When you affect DNA you shorten lifespan.
- neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine
From sleep to mood to addictions to reward centre – not methylating can destroy your mental health, and state of peace and calm.
With the renewed conversation around depression and anxiety:
NEUROTRANSMITTERS (your brain chemistry) is affected by your ability to methylate.
Many articles and blogs recommend you simply take ‘methylfolate’.
As a medical doctor, I follow science and research and medical advances. I urge you to not randomly follow information you find without proper medical back up.
The common recommendation is to simply take methylfolate, at high doses. And you have a 50-50 chance this will take care of everything.
And since there is little ‘downside’ to having too much methylation, supplement companies and bloggers say ‘HAVE AT ‘ER’ with Methylfolate.
There’s something called methyltrapping. And it can damage your health.
There are many other cofactors in this methylation cycle that need to be present to optimize this process for optimal health.
Please don’t run out and simply take extra Methylfolate.
This is why I recommend Super B to all my patients at the start of their programs.
It’s more than Methylfolate. It has the other cofactors in the methylation cycle.
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It’s astounding how patients respond with incredible success. Most are in a panic if they cannot get their refill of these 2 products, since it makes such an enormous difference to how they feel and function.
From dropping 12-20 pounds in their first month to month and a half; to having more energy, a better and stable mood, better sleep, clearer thinking and no more brain fog, to feeling better overall.
It’s not just Methylfolate.
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