I about peed my pants the other day when this person on another post got really ugly because she thought someone was using some acronyms to cuss her out and call her some not pretty things. 🙄 like really??? MTHFR🤭😮👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Ever heard of nutrigenomics?? Well, it is the study of how foods and nutrients affect our genes. Check this cool 😎 fact out 🔬!!! Each of our seventy trillion cells 😲 contains twenty thousand genes. You overwhelmed yet with how complex the human body really is? Those genes are the computer software of our body. But not all of those genes are perfect. We all have some variations that are not perfect and can cause some issues. One of the genes that is essential to our cellular health is Methylenetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). Mutations in this particular gene can can cause an increase in particular health issues; heart disease, stroke, cancer, birth defects, hormone imbalance, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and even mood disorders...to name a few.
This MTHFR gene controls the MTHFR enzyme. This enzyme is essential in initiating particular chemical reactions in the body. One of these chemical reactions is referred to as methylation. This methylation process, in a perfect situation, uses a single carbon and three hydrogens for cellular processes like energy production, regulating genes, processing chemicals from the body and environment, forming and metabolizing brain chemicals, metabolizing hormones, nerve formation, replication of cells and cellular repair, and many other things.
Some variations of the MTHFR gene are more concerning than others. I read a great analogy; it is like putting really poor quality gasoline in a high performance car, it will run, just not very well.
Do you know if you have a mutation?
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