Methylation and the enzyme MTHFR have received a great deal of attention in recent years, and for good reason. Our team at FoundationMED in Raleigh, North Carolina, can improve your methylation cycle and help you feel your very best. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to get started.
WHAT IS METHYLATION?
Methylation is the biochemical process that transfers a methyl group from one substance to another. That explanation, however, fails to acknowledge the critical role that this often-overlooked function plays in overall health and wellness.
The process of methylation enables various biological signals to occur, which in turn prompts numerous systems within your body to kick into gear. It’s essentially the process that creates cellular energy, which in turn powers your body and all its systems.
WHAT IS MTHFR?
MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, a genetic variation that impedes your ability to convert the amino acid homocysteine into methionine, an amino acid essential in building proteins. There are two primary types of MTHFR mutations.
If you only have one of these, you’ll have an elevated risk of serious health issues. If you have both mutations, your risk increases even further. Most people have no idea what their MTHFR status is until they get tested.
FoundationMED approaches methylation by evaluating your genetic makeup using the Opus 23 software system to check for abnormalities that could impair your methylation cycle. Your provider also assesses your:
- Gut health
- Toxin levels
- Infection status
- Sleep quality
- Anxiety levels
The information gleaned from this comprehensive evaluation allows your team to create a treatment plan that aligns with your specific set of needs. Your Opus 23 report even provides recommendations on the best foods for your genetic health.
To explore this innovative approach to health and wellness in greater detail, call or schedule an appointment online today.