MTHFR is a genetic variant affecting a large part of the population that can be easily remedied and has real implications if it is not addressed. Methylfolate: The best form of folate supplementation for those affected by MTHFR.
It is estimated that between 5 and 10% of the global population has a gene variant that reduces MTHFR activity by 70%, while nearly 50% of people of European descent have a genetic variation that decreases MTHFR activity by as much as 35%.
If you fall into this population or descent, you are likely to be a victim of methylation deficiencies that can cause numerous issues with mood or the nervous or immune system as your body can become overloaded with toxicity and unable to properly absorb vitamins and minerals.
While we have long believed that folic acid is helpful and the same as folate, that is not 100% true for everyone. Folic acid when consumed by those with MTHFR who are missing the genetic version of this important enzyme, is unable to efficiently go through several enzymatic steps to become an active form of folate. Therefore, the process does not provide the body with the folate it needs to participate in the homocysteine-lowering step that results in the production of the safe amino acid methionine.
Methionine is essential to cellular function. Unfortunately, folic acid, while cheaper and readily available, is a homocysteine-lowering regimen that doesn’t work for the entire population.
Thankfully, doctors and the general population are becoming more knowledgeable. Instead of relying on the folic acid in your diet, supplement with L-methylfolate also known as methylfolate.
Hello Health supplements such as Feelin’ Belly Great starts with the active form of folate (methylfolate) so your body does not have to go through the process of conversion.
Additionally, coupling prebiotics, probiotics, methylfolate with vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol-D3) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D3, calcium and phosphorus provide density and strength to the skeletal system and teeth for optimal health.