MTHFR and Methylation
What does it mean to have an MTHFR mutation and how does this affect my health?
Functions of Methylation
- Turn on and off genes (gene regulation)
- Process chemicals, endogenous and xenobiotic compounds (biotransformation)
- Build neurotransmitters (norepinephrine to epinephrine, serotonin to melatonin)
- Metabolize neurotransmitters (dopamine, epinephrine)
- Process hormones (estrogen)
- Build Immune Cells (T cells, NK cells)
- DNA and Histone Synthesis (Thymine aka 5-methyluracil)
- Produce energy (CoQ10, carnitine, creatine, ATP)
- Produce protective coating on nerves (myelination)
- Build and maintain cell membranes (phosphatidylcholine)
If you are confused by the above, you are not alone! Dr. Ginsberg and her staff can help you navigate the confusing world of methylation and determine the best protocol to maximize your health.
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