- Birth Defects
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Memory Loss
- Recurrent Miscarriage
Jan 9, 2017
Are you sure you're methylating?
Methylation is a simple biochemical process – the transfer of one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms (CH3) from one substance to another. 5-MTHF, or methylfolate, is the most essential nutrient involved in methylation. However, 60 percent of the U.S. population have a genetic SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) that prevents the conversion of inactive folates, like folic acid, into 5-MTHF. Genetic SNPs related to folate metabolism and methylation are implicated in numerous health conditions, including:
Deborah Wiancek, N.D. Deborah Wiancek