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As we talked about in our original conversation about Genomix Nutrition there are five different important categories to look at when it comes to your genomic report: Neurotransmitter, Methylation, Mitochondria, Detoxification and Inflammatory markers. In the last blog we talked about neurotransmitter genetic markers. Now let’s talk about methylation and methylation genetic markers. Here are your most important methylation markers:
MTHFR: C 677T,
MTHFR: A 1298C,
The simplest way to define methylation is a process in which certain chemicals called ‘methyl groups’ keep various constituents such as proteins, DNA and other molecules in good ‘working’ condition. For example, if the ‘feel-good’ brain chemical serotonin is not methylated it will become inactive which in turns leads to depression!
As we age the methylation processes in our bodies start getting ‘tired’ and become less efficient. Therefore, if you have the MTHFR SNP, for example, and don’t take steps to ensure balanced methylation by taking Methylated Folic Acid, then any hope of a long life free of degenerative diseases is an unlikely possibility. If your body’s methylation is not working at an optimal level it will translate into many different health problems and will accelerate your aging process. In fact, if methylation would stop altogether you would die in just a few days!
Methylation is key to making all the chemicals in our bodies. The following are just a few of the vital functions:
If you have any of the SNPs mentioned above, you have a greater risk of poor modulation. The B Vitamins, B6, B12 and folic acid, plus Tri-Methyl-Glycine TMG, (also known as Betaine), and SAMe are vital for methylation. Methyl Folate Plus, Methylation Complete or Neuroimmune Stabilzer cream are a lifelong regimen for the poor methylator.