Support your Detox Pathways & MTHFR

Support your Detox Pathways & MTHFR

Over the last three to four years I have seen a huge rise in clients presenting with the gene mutation methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) both virtually and in our clinics across the globe. A few weeks ago I unpacked the top eight health concerns associated with having this single or double gene mutation.

As always at Rejuv Wellness we are all about solutions and creating protocols to rebalance any health challenge. After my husband and daughter Isabella were both diagnosed last year with ADD and MTHFR gene mutation, I set out on a quest to say no to drugs, the only option given to both of them and to find natural powerful solutions. I’m not saying drugs don’t work for some cases but I always try a natural alternative first and use a drug only if needed as ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak.

That is why I have created my own new Methyl Support Capsules with the optimum type of folate that does not need to be converted so if you have the MTHFR gene you’re no longer hindered and you can thrive! In fact I didn't even test positive for MTHFR gene but I'm taking our Methyl Support Capsules and I've noticed a great improvement in my energy levels, like many of my clients for you're giving your body the active type of folate (B9) that we all need and that is readily available, no conversion needed. 

The MTHFR gene provides instructions for producing an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which plays a crucial role in the body's methylation process. Methylation is involved in various biochemical reactions, including DNA synthesis, repair, and regulation, as well as the metabolism of certain amino acids and neurotransmitters.

A common genetic variation in the MTHFR gene, known as the MTHFR C677T polymorphism, can result in reduced enzyme activity, affecting the body's ability to metabolize folate (vitamin B9) and convert it into its active form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This can lead to elevated levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to cardiovascular disease, as well as potentially impacting other aspects of health.

If you have the MTHFR gene mutation, there are several ways you can support yourself and you don’t need to despair. You may feel tired regardless of how much sleep you get, strong smells bother you and alcohol or coffee or rich foods no longer agree with you.

These are signs of blocked detox pathway and maybe the MTHFR gene. Either way we have the solutions for you, so you can be well both mind and body.

7 Tips To Support MTHFR Methylation

1. Eat More Folate Foods

Consume foods rich in natural folate, such as dark green leafy greens (spinach, kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, asparagus, brussels sprouts), legumes (lentils, chickpeas), avocado, asparagus, beets, sunflower seeds and citrus fruits.

2. Supplementation

Consider taking a supplement containing methylfolate (5-MTHF), the active form of folate, to bypass the enzyme conversion process, such as our Rejuv Methyl Support capsules safe for both adults and children. My husband takes two capsules per day and my thirteen year old daughter takes 1 per day before breakfast or lunch. This  help support methylation so you detox better and also be great for your heart health reducing elevated homocysteine levels too. In general even if you don't have this gene these capsules are great to boost your energy levels.

3. Support Your Detox Pathways

Support your liver, kidneys and detox pathways by eating more garlic, ginger, turmeric, parsley, burdock and dandelion root, berries, grapefruit and adding in detox teas such as milk thistle and nettle tea. If you find it tricky to consume these foods you can get all you need in just a few capsules of our Liver Support capsules each day.

4. Mind Your Lifestyle Factors

Maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management techniques (such as mindfulness meditation or prayer), and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and stress.

If you need help determining what are your top three wellness pillars that you need to focus on to get balance take our free Quiz Here & read more about wellness pillars in my blog.

5. Clean Up Your Environment

Pay attention to other factors that can affect methylation, such as exposure to environmental toxins, chronic stress, and certain medications, and take steps to minimise their impact. Heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic are environmental pollutants that can contaminate air, water, and soil which impairs your methylation capacity. Add to this toxins and herbicides like Glyphosate sprayed all over our food then we are bombarded each day. Choose organic where possible for your foods, drinks, household and personal hygiene products and consider doing a Heavy Metal Detox and taking super greens each day to help mid to heavy metals.

6. Regular Monitoring

Work with a naturopath to monitor your detox capacity, gut health and homocysteine levels and adjust your supplementation regimen, diet and lifestyle as needed to maintain optimal levels and support overall mind body health.

7. Hydrate Properly

So many of our clients drink around 2L of water but they present in their urine test as being dehydrated, for the water is not structured and not being delivered into their cells.

The interstitial fluid in your body is naturally salty which we all know due to our tears. It is therefore key to hydrate correctly by using natural electrolytes such as our Rejuv Wellness Water. If you want to ramp up your detox and fat burning you can also try our Rejuv Detox Water.

It's important to note that while having the MTHFR gene mutation may increase the risk of certain health issues, it does not necessarily mean that you will develop these conditions for as always we can help your gear your life so your body doesn’t allow this gene to express.

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By implementing appropriate lifestyle modifications and working closely with a naturopath, you can support your overall health and well-being so you can still flourish and live a life you love.

If you would like to see one of our Naturopaths, get tested or supported if you do have the MTHFR gene you can contact us here.