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Should I get tested for MTHFR?


Should I get tested for MTHFR? Browse Categories B-12 COVID-19 Deficiencies  Fertility / Pregnancy / Women's Health  Health Issues  Kid's Health Mental Health  Methylfolate Facts  MTHFR Genetics  News  Resources  Staying Healthy  Super-B-Complex So you’ve heard about MTHFR variants. How? A friend? A magazine? A website? Or do you have chronic, unexplained health issues, and you’re wondering if it’s been a methylation problem all along? As MTHFR experts, we’re willing to admit that, with the number of health problems that have been linked to MTHFR mutations and variants, even a generally healthy person could start thinking, “Geez. Maybe I have an MTHFR issue…” after getting into the reading for a while. Because even generally healthy people at least occasionally experience these: Weakened immune...
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Folate Therapy Directly Linked to Positive CFD Outcomes


Folate Therapy Directly Linked to Positive CFD Outcomes Browse Categories B-12 COVID-19 Deficiencies  Fertility / Pregnancy / Women's Health  Health Issues  Kid's Health Mental Health  Methylfolate Facts  MTHFR Genetics  News  Resources  Staying Healthy  Super-B-Complex Cerebral folate deficiency (CFD) is a condition associated with low levels of a vital, transportable form of folate called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) while folate  levels are normal in other body (non-nervous) systems. Symptoms of CFD usually reveal themselves at around four to six months of age, and while they may seem typical for infants, they are marked and intense in the presence of CFD.  Irritability, unrest, and sleep disturbances– Leading to delayed development, deceleration of head growth, decreased muscle tone and coordination. In one-third of children,...
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7 ‘Beneficial Vitamins for You AND Your Baby


7 ‘Beneficial Vitamins for You AND Your Baby Browse Categories B-12 COVID-19 Deficiencies  Fertility / Pregnancy / Women's Health  Health Issues  Kid's Health Mental Health  Methylfolate Facts  MTHFR Genetics  News  Resources  Staying Healthy  Super-B-Complex Women with access to good health care typically know that during pregnancy, their self-care game needs to level up. After all, in that stage of life, self-care isn’t really just self-care; it’s also tiny human care. Taking high quality, prenatal specific vitamins is one of the first things a doctor will recommend. Our bodies need a full buffet of nutrients, especially when supporting another life, but out of all of the requirements, the Vitamin B’s are some of the most important. As you choose your supplements, make sure...
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For School-Year Level Energy, Don’t Look in the Drink Cooler


For School-Year Level Energy, Don’t Look in the Drink Cooler Browse Categories B-12 COVID-19 Deficiencies  Fertility / Pregnancy / Women's Health  Health Issues  Kid's Health Mental Health  Methylfolate Facts  MTHFR Genetics  News  Resources  Staying Healthy  Super-B-Complex Americans are tired and busy. Want proof? Just look at the drinks next to every checkout line at the grocery store. The people who made those drinks and told the stock personnel where to shelve them know their market. And it’s a huge market. Consider these results of a National Safety Council survey conducted in 2017: “97 percent of Americans…have at least one of the leading nine risk factors for fatigue…working at night or early in the morning, working long shifts without regular work breaks, working...
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Getting Enough Folate During Pregnancy


Spoiler alert: it isn’t by taking folic acid Women with access to good health care typically know that during pregnancy, their self-care game needs to level up. After all, in that stage of life, self-care isn’t really just self-care; it’s also tiny human care. Taking high quality, prenatal specific vitamins is one of the first things a doctor will recommend. Folate, or vitamin B9, should be right up near the top of the list of essential ingredients in a prenatal vitamin. For a developing fetus, folate plays a big role in the prevention of neural tube defects–defects in the brain, spine, or spinal cord. That said, getting healthy doses of folate while planning for pregnancy and from day one of...
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