MTHFR GENE MUTATION
Methyl-TetraHydroFolate Reductase is an enzyme responsible for methylation of every cell in the body. Faulty methylation, which may occur in 70% of the population is responsible for nutritional deficiencies at the cellular level. This means, that although BLOOD LEVELS of vitamins and minerals (especially the B-vitamins) may be normal, your body may not be able to utilize them.
Normal methylation is responsible for:
Detoxification and Neurotransmitter production
Healthy immune system function
Here are some conditions that may be associated with MTHFR gene mutations:
Addictions: smoking, drugs, alcohol
Male & female infertility
Pulmonary embolism and other blood clots
Depression & anxiety
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Nitrous Oxide Toxicity
Fortunately, testing for MTHFR deficiencies are easy and we now do this in the office, along with other micronutrient testing. And treatment is just as easy!