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1. Start eating 'clean'. Organic, non-GMO home made meals should become a priority. Eliminating #gluten and dairy to relieve your body from the burden of processing them should also begin.

2. Avoid taking any extra Folic Acid. There is already a lot of it in the nation's food supply, as it is added to [fortified] to many processed foods. If a person has the #MTHFR mutations then #L-Methyl Folate is the better choice. Choose this #supplement carefully.
Folic Acid will get turned into #Dihydrofolate and will be all gone, except for any more you may eat due to ... ..more

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Any thoughts on MTHFR and Lithium ?

  3 years, 4 months ago

#MTHFR #Lithium
Lithium has been known for years to be useful for #bipolar disorder. Despite all that is known about lithium and its impact on biochemical pathways, no one has defined the mechanism by which lithium has its impact on bipolar disorder. It is likely to be an effect on multiple pathways. There are a number of enzymes in the body that are known to be impacted and inhibited by lithium.

Lithium comes together with methylation at #COMT, the enzyme catechol-o-methyl-transferase. COMT breaks down #dopamine and #norepinephrine. Dopamine is a critical #neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and attention, among other functions ... ..more

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) supports one's health, well-being and detoxification and can be defective in a fairly large percentage of our population. About 45% of Caucasians, 70% of Hispanics and about 30% of southern Italians have a genetic defect.

The MTHFR gene produces the MTHFR enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for the circulating form of folate. Folate is very important in homocysteine regulation. The MTHFR enzyme metabolizes folic acid into 5-MTHF, which is needed to combine with homocysteine to break it down and to facilitate methylation (detoxification) processes in the body. The MTHFR enzyme is essential for the body to ... ..more

1. BEFORE reading the articles to help prevent miscarriages below PLEASE Keep this in Mind:
Whenever reading articles about folic acid supplementation.. the MOST important thing is to ingest the RIGHT FORM which is FOLATE:
AKA. ... L-Methyl Folate [5-MTHF].------NOT SYNTHETIC = folic acid.
Some of the names for the GOOD L-methyl folate include:
1. 5-L Methyltetrahydrofolate
2. L-methylfolate
3. 5-MTHFR
4. N5-methyl FH4 ----------All of the four terms mean exactly the same thing.

Here's the LINK discussing the RISK of CANCER when taking excess FOLIC Acid.---and why it's so important to get FOLATE instead. http://chriskresser.com ... ..more

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