By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Ever heard of MTHFR genomic testing? If you think MTHFR is a mouth full wait till you see it spelled out; methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase! Now say that out loud a few times! So, what is it? Well, I can assure you that it is not a schedule abbreviation for Monday, Thursday, and Friday! Also, why is MTHFR Genomic testing so important?
MTHFR is pretty complicated and is continually being researched. In a nutshell, MTHFR is a gene, and researchers believe that about 40% of people have an MTHFR gene mutation. MTHFR mutation has been linked to increasing the chances of having colon cancer, heart disease, strokes, multiple miscarriages, Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, depression and much more. The MTHFR gene is responsible for making folic acid usable to the body by converting folic acid to methyl folate. However, if you have the MTHFR gene mutation, it is nearly impossible for the body to metabolize the folic acid. Folic acid is synthetically made, and it has to go through several steps in the body for it to be useful. Folic acid prevents the folate from doing what it needs to do. If your multivitamin says folic acid, you should toss it and invest in a good quality multivitamin that contacts methyl folate. Eating dark leafy greens will help to get your folate naturally.
People with MTHFR mutation will have a more difficult time eliminating toxins; which can cause many complications. So who should get the MTHFR genomic testing done? Everyone! Especially anyone who has high homocysteine levels, family history of cardiovascular disease or stroke, ADHD, Autism, mood swings and depression, and those who are candidates for long-term methotrexate therapy. There is hope for people who have the MTHFR gene mutation by eliminating toxins, nutrition, and supplements. Discover if you have the MTHFR gene mutation and get your results in as little as 3 weeks!
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Medical disclaimer: Our MTHFR Testing Kit 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.