MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s getting attention due to high levels of homocysteine in the blood and low levels of folate and other vitamins. Usually, you only find out you carry this gene after having multiply Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms.

When there are mutations or variations in the MTHFR gene, it can lead to severe genetic disorders such as homocystinuria, anencephaly and spina bifida. The MFHTR enzyme is critical for metabolising a form of B vitamin, folate, into another.

Risk factors for positive MTHFR gene:

Nothing causes you to have a mutated MTHFR gene it’s usually passed onto you from one of your parents. People can inherit one copy of the MTHFR gene variant or two copies of it. People who inherit two copies of C677T have a higher risk of having a child with neural tube defect.

Symptoms of an MTFHR Mutation:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Blood clots.
  • Heart attacks.
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Migraines.
  • Miscarriage.
  • Colon cancer.

Natural treatments if you carry MTHFR:

  • Minimise alcohol intake.
  • Heal any underlying digestive issues.
  • Support detoxification.
  • Consume folate and vitamin B12.
  • Increase leafy greens, avocado and lentils.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Manage your stress levels as high levels of stress exacerbate MFHTR mutation symptoms.

Take your vitamins:

  • Fish oils.
  • Vitamins C, D, and E.
  • Probiotics.

Take Time To Detox:

Since MFHTR gene mutation impairs your’s body’s ability to get rid of toxins, support your body in this process by incorporating gentle detox regimes several times per week. This could include:

  • Dry skin brushing.
  • Infrared sauna.
  • Regular exercise and sweating.
  • Epsom bath salts.

You have the power to influence your health, and you are in charge of changing your lifestyle at any point to make it better. Always check with a medical professional before trying anything new as a lot of herbal tablets can interact with medications and can be dangerous.