What is METHYLATION and why is it so important???

Methylation: A simple biological process which involves a transfer of 4 atoms (one carbon and three hydrogen) from one substance to another.

  • 60% of the US population has a genetic mutation that prevents them from converting folate into the activated form. Which prevents our bodies from creating enough 5MTHF

  • Research has clearly linked impaired methylation with autoimmune conditions

What does methylation do in our body?

  • Maintaining DNA and RNA

  • Making Protein

  • Controlling your happy neurotransmitters (dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin)

  • Maintaining your detoxification pathways, including heavy metal detox

  • Controlling sulfate which is crucial in growth and repair

  • Histamine metabolism

  • Estrogen Metabolism

GOOD NEWS: What do you need to keep the methylation cycle performing optimally.

  • There are simple blood tests to figure out if you have a MTHFR defect (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) we offer them at Renew Chiropractic and Functional Medicine.

  • Make sure you are taking methylated forms of B vitamins (especially if you are pregnant)

Here are a list of supplements that support methylation

  1. 5-MTHF (metyltetrahydrofolate) this is a critical B vitamin also known as active folate or methylfolate

  2. Methylcobalamin (activated B12)

  3. Pyridoxal 5- phosphate (activated B6)

  4. Riboflavin 5-Phyosphate (activated B2)

  5. Magnesium Glycinate

  6. Betain HCL

  7. Vitamin D