What is MTHFR Gene Mutation, and Should I Be Worried About It?
MTHFR gene mutation is a daunting sounding description, and that is just the acronym! The MTHFR gene is responsible for giving information to the body so that it will properly make the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme is necessary for the body to process folate (B-9) which is prerequisite to the body converting homocysteine to methionine. (Homocysteine and methionine are amino acids, which are building blocks for proteins.)
Without methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, homocysteine can build up in the blood and the body will not have the necessary methionine.1
MTHFR gene mutation is considered to be a risk factor for a number of health problems, including the following:2
List of Remedies for MTHFR Gene Mutation