What is a MTHFR gene mutation?
Vero Beach, Fl.- The last few blogs I’ve written have been about a MTHFR gene mutation. What is it? We possess a couple genes that allow us to methylate things we consume. Vitamins are some of the most important things that need to be methylated to be used within our bodies. B12, Folate and B6 need this process to be done in order to use them. If you have mutation within these two genes, you are not able to turn these vitamins into usable items. They simply just float around and do nothing. You may do a blood test that says you have plenty of them, but they are not methylated which is the usable form. Tests can show whether you have any mutation in the genes and the amounts in our bodies. These tests are not as expensive as you think and are quite affordable. Reports show that up to 40% of people who are white or Hispanic have this mutation. Get yourself tested to see if you are positive for one or both mutations and then get on the right supplements to make yourself feel better! Check back next time for info about a MTHFR gene mutation. Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic and Wellness in Vero Beach, Fl.