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Folate, Folic Acid and MTHFR

Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid Folate is a general term used to characterize a group of water soluble B vitamins. Folic Acid is the oxidized, synthetic form of this vitamin. Folic acid is a more stable form so it commonly used in fortified foods and supplements. When you see the term Folate, it refers […]

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MTHFR and Autism

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Lately MTHFR has become a buzzword, tied closely with neurological disorders like Autism. The statistics cannot be ignored, 98% of children with Autism have an MTHFR genetic mutation which inhibits their ability to turn folate into methylfolate efficiently. Beyond this, between 40%-50% of Americans have some sort of MTHFR dysfunction, inhibiting the methylation […]

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MTHFR Gene Mutation Explained

Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation The Methylation cycle is a process in which a single molecule (the methyl donor) transfers a methyl group, consisting of 3 hydrogen atoms and 1 carbon atom (CH3) to another molecule. This second molecule becomes methylated, this is an essential process that is responsible for our body’s Glutathione production and […]

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