MTHFR Variants I Possible conditions caused by MTHFR I How can you check for MTHFR? I How can you treat it? I Which supplements are the best?
Let's talk about MTHFR Variants!
MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Certain health issues are associated with MTHFR mutations.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, thyroid disease, weight issues, IBS, or PCOS, there is a chance you may have an MTHFR mutation.
MTHFR variants can affect your hormone levels, neurotransmitter levels, brain function, digestion, cholesterol levels, and more.
MTHFR gene mutation may change the way you metabolize and convert nutrients from your diet into active vitamins, minerals, and proteins your body can use.
What's more, most of the doctors don't know about these variants, so they often give you statins instead of the right supplements protocol.
And statins have A LOT of side effects...that's why it's important to check for MTHFR.
Conditions that have been proposed to be associated with MTHFR include:
- Blood clots, stroke, embolism, and heart attacks
- Colon cancer
- Acute leukemia
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic pain and fatigue
- Nerve pain
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Down syndrome
- Bigger blood clots during their menstrual cycles
- Impaired ability to clear out toxins from your body, like mercury. It's relatively common in thyroid and hormonal diseases and can give you symptoms like insomnia, headaches, or chronic fatigue.
- Estrogen dominance. Common in thyroid and hormonal diseases. It can give symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, weight gain, chronic fatigue, and others.
How can you check for the MTHFR gene variant?
Usually, you can tell from your blood tests. If you prefer, there is also a test, which you can order from a trusted laboratory or your physician. Is it necessary? Not really, usually, it's enough to check from your lab tests.
MTHFR variants can present as:
• Increase MCV (around >85)
• High Homocysteine (>12)
• High Cholesterol (>230)
• High Folic acid (>15-20)
*Keep in mind that even 2 of these criteria are enough
for the diagnosis. (Values can differ, according to the laboratory ranges).
How can you treat it?
Fortunately, it's very simple. The MTHFR gene mutation inhibits the way the body processes folic acid and other important B vitamins. Changing your supplementation is crucial to counteract the effects of MTHFR gene mutation.
Which supplements are the best?
- Choline 500 mg
- Alpha GPC 300 mg
- Methylfolate 1000 mcg
- Methylcobalamin 2500 mcg
- Vitamin B6 100 mg
- Vitamin B3 500 mg
- Vitamin B2 100 mg
- Vitamin B1 100 mg
- Betaine in the from TMG 1000 mg
- Phosphatidylcholine 800 mg
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Published on April 30th, 2021