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MTHFR: What is the Best Form of B12?


When supplementing the methylation cycle, it is important to consider which form of B12 is right for you. Sounds easy, right?   Unfortunately, we’ve found that doctors do not necessarily have all the information about what the different forms of B12 are, which genes and genetic mutations benefit most from which forms, and how B12 gets converted within the body. As part of our commitment to bringing you up-to-date information regarding MTHFR, we’re here to help you understand which form of B12 you may tolerate best. The Different Types of B12: Methylocalamin, Hydroxocobalamin, Adenosylcobalamin, and Cyanocobalamin There are 3 types of B12 that are considered extremely beneficial to the body: methylcobalamin,hydroxocobalamin,andadenosylcobalamin Yet, the most common form of B12 is actually...
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The Link between MTHFR and Depression


Studies dating back to 1960s have linked folate deficiency to depression2, 3. In fact, one-third of depressed patients were deficient in folate. Eating a balanced diet rich in folate, also known as vitamin B9, can be effective for some individuals dealing with depression. But this only works if your body is capable of converting folate to its active form, methylfolate. Active forms of B9 can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and alter our mood. MTHFR Mutation and Our Mood Up to 70 percent of the general population suffers from a gene mutation in the MTHFR enzyme that hinders their ability to transform vitamin B9 to the methylfolate4. To put it simply, if you suffer from the MTHFR mutation, your body can’t...
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