Do you know what this is? Or if you have it?
More than 1/2 of us have this gene and don’t know it. And if you or your partner have it, you likely have passed it on to your kiddos too, but what is it? What does it look like?
From Jessica Hoodendoorn. She is a Naturopathic Doctor ,Nutritional Consultant, and Master Herbalist
“For the estimated 60% of people affected by this gene mutation, a curse is exactly what it can feel like!! Most don’t even KNOW that they have this gene mutation that causes an inability to process certain forms of key nutrients, and makes it very difficult for their body to detox.
People with the MTHFR mutation are unable to “methylate” ingredients like Folic Acid) as well as certain B vitamins, and instead, these ingredients turn toxic in their body. Methylation is a very complex thing but simply put, it’s the ability to process toxins and hormones. When the methylation process is inhibited for any reason, Glutathione levels drop, making the body more susceptible to oxidative stress, and far less tolerant to toxins. This lack of detoxification can lead to all kinds of behavioral, mental, and even physical illnesses or disabilities.
Here’s a short list of how MTHFR can present in health issues:
💥Neural Tube Defects
The methylation cycle is tied directly to our serotonin (happy hormone) and dopamine (reward and pleasure neurotransmitter) levels. Individuals with MTHFR often need higher doses of Vitamin D as well because they lack the ability to absorb it properly. It’s crucial that they find a good methylated multi-vitamin, as well as a probiotic, and omega supplement that have bio-available nutrients they can readily and quickly absorb.
The best news: methylated vitamins and nutrients are beneficial for EVERYONE, even if you DON’T have any form of genetic mutation…. no one is excluded, yet everyone is covered!! So whether you have it or not, a Methylated Vitamin is something you want to me on. It is the most easily
assimilated nutrients our body reaches for EVERY DAY
One of the many reasons I LOVE Plexus is because their products are FORMULATED to be safe for anyone having this gene. Our Multi Vitamin for adults and children is FULLY Methylated and WILL BE easily assimilated. They will NOT cause us to be toxic and start having a list of the above symptoms 🙂
IF you have this gene (48-50% of people do and don’t know it) your multi vitamin will be working AGAINST you if it’s not fully Methylated.
How do you know if you or your child’s multi is NOT methylated?
Look at the back. Does it say Folic Acid or Folate?
If it says folic acid it is NOT methylated.
Do you struggle with the above issues? Make sure you are taking a multi that is FULLY Methylated. Both of Plexus Multi’s are If you have it and you have children, you more than likely have passed this gene on to your children.
This is not a matter to mess with as there are numerous people so toxic from taking supplements that were working against them, it can take years to get back on track as they ‘cannot detox’ like someone without the gene. It is an uphill process to get healthy like we were created to be. Even some of the supplements you get thru Naturopaths are not methylated. It is a newer ‘discovery’ and much more expensive to use FOLATE instead of FOLIC ACID.
Many Multi Vitamins and even other vitamin combos we may be on can use Folic Acid instead of Folate. (Be a label reader:)
Remember the MTHFR mutation can cause issues in utilizing folate/folic acid and can cause infertility, mid-line defects, developmental issues, difficulties producing neurotransmitters, depression, anxiety, irritability, learning difficulties, detoxification issues, and other complications, inability to handle much stress and the list goes on.
This is an issue that is starting to become more and more widely known and I am SO glad Plexus is leading the charge in making sure their supplements and Multi Vitamins are safe. It costs more to produce, but is so worth it. Very few vitamins I have seen, EVEN expensive ones are methylated because of the cost.
One of the other benefits that I have not seen before in a Vitamin is, both of our Plexus Adult and the Children’s vitamin now work on healing the gut!!!
The Children’s chewable now has 3 strains of probiotics added to it for better assimilation of nutrients, and to help children’s gut health be optimum!
The Adult Multi has all the vitamins and minerals, but also activates the beneficial gut bacteria and protects it, EVERY DAY That is huge and unheard of for a Multi Vitamin to activate AND protect good bacteria, every single day! I am so impressed with both!
So if you don’t know if you do or do not have the MTHFR gene, and you want your family on a multi vitamin, these are SUPER affordable and are in the most absorbable form you can have. PLUS they both work on helping to heal the gut.
Don’t make yourself toxic with your vitamins.
Every day our body is using Minerals and Vitamins to repair and rebuild. Children are growing fast and need nutrients every day, or their body can’t develop like it was meant to.
Nursing and pregnant mamas desperately need these nutrients and need to be able to absorb them.”
As always talk to your doctor if you have concerns!
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