What is MTHFR?
MTHFR is a genetic mutation that at least 40% of the population has. MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is an enzyme that converts folic acid into methyl-folate (5MTHFR). Methyl-folate is the primary form of folate in our blood and is an important part of the body’s detoxification process doing so through a process called Methylation
Signs of MTHFR: Irregular periods, Migraines, Cold hands, Hot flashes, Weight gain/Bloating, Foggy brain, Poor focus and concentration, Fatigue, Low energy, Skin problems, Anxiety, Nausea, Inflammation
MTHFR gene mutations create blockages that don’t allow all the body’s toxins to become detoxified due to being slowed by unmetabolized folic acid. Since our bodies have a hard time converting folic acid to methyl-folate, the unmetabolized folic acid sits in our bodies and so do the toxins. Without proper detoxification, our bodies tend to react to toxins in a negative way.