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Folic Acid vs Folate ?

  5 years, 7 months ago

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

High dose #FolicAcid is the worst thing a person with the MTHFR gene mutation should take.
If a doctor tells a person with the #MTHFR gene mutations to take Folic ACID then that doctor does not really understand anything about the #L-Methyl Folate receptors on the Blood Brain Barrier [BBB]. The doctor does not realize that high dose Folic ACID is just going to block up the L-Methyl Folate Receptors on the BBB. When Folic ACID gets into the L-Methyl Folate Receptors it BLOCKS the receptor and it doesn't get into the brain and neither does the L-Methyl ... ..more

The major problem with unnatural synthetic FOLIC ACID is that when there is more #FolicAcid floating around in the blood stream than the real thing…L-Methyl Folate, then the excess Folic ACID can get stuck in the Folate Receptor Alpha [ #FRa ] receptor sites on the Blood Brain Barrier [BBB].

How the “FOLATE CYCLE” connects to the “ #BH4 TetraHydroBiopterine CYCLE” and how this influences the making of Neurotransmitters: #Melatonin, #Dopamine, #Norepinepherine and #Epinephrine [ #Adrenalin ].

Folic ACID completely blocks up the FRa receptor site on the BBB and the entire complex then has to be completely broken down to be recycled.
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Eating lots of dark green leafy vegetables will be a big benefit as well so we can get some Vitamin B2 [ 3Riboflavin ] which is needed by the #MTHFR Enzyme to have an adequate amount of its co-factor [helper/ Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide [ #FAD ]]

VITAMIN B2 [ #Riboflavin ] is important for the making of #Flavoproteins [FAD] which are cofactors in many biochemical reactions including the biochemical reaction involving the enzyme #MethylTetraHydroFolateReductase [MTHFR] enzyme.

#VitaminB2 is needed to help make FAD which is a cofactor for MTHFR enzyme so that the MTHFR enzyme can better convert #5-10-MethyleenTetraHydroFolate into #L-Methyl Folate.

MTHFR does NOT ... ..more