Being told that you have an MTHFR gene mutation can be a scary thing. It is now well established that MTHFR mutations have potentially numerous negative health implications in epigenetics. The variant that is most problematic is the C677T variant. This variant produces a thermolabile (unstable in heat) enzyme with reduced activity (a much less efficient and effective enzyme.) The degree of enzyme thermolability is much more exaggerated when a person has two abnormal alleles as opposed to one abnormal allele.
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Nowadays, many people have issues such as fatigue, irritability, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia and other aches and pains without an apparent cause. Some might think that genetic disorders are the obvious cause.
Have you ever wondered why are we all so alike and yet so different? All human beings possess genes, but they vary for every person. This is the reason why one human being can remain fit and strong all through his life while other can fall ill frequently. One of the major reasons for this is the variation in a gene named MTHFR.
MTHFR Gene Mutation – Some families have a history of heart diseases or miscarriages. Others suffer from migraines or irritable bowel syndrome or depression. All these health conditions may share a common element: the presence of a faulty gene in your body known as methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase (MTFHR).
There are as many as 50 known variants of MTFHR,