Do some vitamins make you feel dizzy or just plain bad? Could it be a MTHFR gene mutation causing
Do some vitamins make you feel dizzy or just plain bad? Could it be a MTHFR gene mutation causing it?
Vero Beach, Fl.- Part 2- Many people can take some vitamins and feel terrible after they take them. This can be associated with a MTHFR gene mutation. This gene is one of two genes that take certain vitamins and methylate them. This methylation process allows the body to utilize these vitamins, otherwise they are not in a usable form for the body. Your blood tests may show you have plenty of the vitamins available for use, but the body is not able to use them because they have not been methylated. There is a very simple cheek swab test that can be done to find out if you have this mutation. If you do have this mutation, you can purchase methylated vitamins that are already in the usable form for the body to utilize. Why don’t vitamins come already methylate? Cost and shelf life. Methylated vitamins are more expensive, and they do not last for many years sitting on the shelf at the store. Two things companies hate! Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic in Vero Beach, Fl.