We bring you the information you need to feel informed and confident as you learn how to manage every
step of an MTHFR diagnosis.
Here at Methyl-Life®, we’re all about treating MTHFR
After all, it’s not enough to know your genetic status. It’s important to understand how you can best manage your symptoms and lead a healthy life! We bring you the information you need to feel informed and confident as you learn how to manage every step of an MTHFR diagnosis.
Treating your MTHFR symptoms involves two key steps
- Eliminate Folic Acid from your diet
- Add Methylfolate
In the illustration below, you can see the conversion process the body goes through to make folate available for absorption and use at the cellular level. This critical process is called methylation.
If someone has an MTHFR defect, that mutation interferes with the body’s ability to use the converted folate that it needs. That’s when MTHFR symptoms arise!
So, it’s critical that people with MTHFR gene defects eliminate folic acid and add a methylfolate supplement. What’s the difference between folic acid and folate?
What does Methylfolate do?
- It promotes both SAMe and BH4 (or Tetrahydrobiopterin), which help make & balance our neurotransmitters.
- It helps our bodies produce glutathione, which detoxes our system from things like heavy metals, environmental toxins, plastics (BPAs and phthalates), and more.
- It works to reduce homocysteine in the body, which can wreak havoc on the cardiovascular system when its levels are too high.