You may have heard of the MTHFR gene (one of many methylation genes) and it’s consequences to fertility and health.
Put as simply as possible, methylation is a biochemical process whereby a methyl group, is transferred to a substrate such as DNA, RNA, neurotransmitters, hormones, immune cells or nerve cells to make new compounds. These new compounds can then complete their tasks in the body which includes detoxification, DNA and RNA synthesis and repair, gene regulation, neurotransmitter production, hormone regulation, energy production, cell membrane repair, fat metabolism, myelination, and immune function. What a list!
We like checking what is going on with your methylation cycles through the bioceuticals DNA testing, as it is complex when not working. It can result in a build up of homocysteine with the consequences being vascular damage (ie heart issues), increased oxidative stress, fertility issues, inflammation, damage to DNA, neurotoxicity, altered neurotransmitter metabolism (ie anxiety, depression), reduced detoxification, and so on…
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