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Do some vitamins make you feel dizzy or just plain bad? Could it be a MTHFR gene mutation causing it

Do some vitamins make you feel dizzy or just plain bad? Could it be a MTHFR gene mutation causing it?


Vero Beach, Fl.- What is a MTHFR gene mutation? We have specific genes in our body that allow us to process certain things. Ever know someone who is lactose intolerant? They are not able to produce lactase which breaks down lactose. This inability to produce lactase can give you intestinal distress. Same with the MTHFR gene. If you take some B-vitamins, and you have this mutation, it can cause you to have some odd reactions to some vitamins. This gene takes vitamins and methylates them. When it does this, it makes the vitamins usable by the body. That vitamin cannot be used by the body until this occurs. This gene mutation is quite common. 10-15% of Caucasians and 25% of Hispanics can have alterations in this gene. Check back next time for more info and treatment possibilities. Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic and Wellness in Vero Beach, Fl.


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