By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
If you are wondering what methylating means or want to know how to tell if you are methylating or not, then this article is for you. Methylating begins with term “methyl group” which is one carbon and three hydrogen atoms which work together to perform many critical jobs in the body such as thinking, fighting infections, repairing DNA, switching genes off and on, and ridding the body of environmental toxins to name a few.
Here is a list of what may be a clue that you are not properly methylating. This variety of health issues include the following:
Addiction to alcohol or drugs
ADD or ADHD
Autism or down’s syndrome
Bipolar or manic depression
Dementia or Alzheimer’s
Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Chronic viral infections
Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism
These are just a few conditions listed; the list could go on and on. Now you understand how this article may be for you too, because either you have or know someone who has at least one of these health conditions.
Being able to methylate is essential on many levels concerning your health. Methylation supports hormones and detoxification. If you are not methylating then most likely, you have a toxic load and problems with hormones like thyroid, adrenals, and testosterone, etc.
Methylation also works in the process of making and breaking down various neurotransmitters such as epinephrine for energy, serotonin for a good mood or dopamine for clear thoughts. Methylation affects almost every aspect of health and well-being. It is imperative to know if you are methylating because so much depends on it! There is so much to learn about when it comes to methylating. If you want to know more about methylating, please visit the links in the “Reference” section. If you want to find out whether or not you are methylating (and of course you do!), you can get tested through our MTHFR Test and then check your nutrient levels with the Vitamin & Mineral Blood Test.
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To check your vitamin levels click here!
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Medical disclaimer: Our MTHFR Test and FIA test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.