MTHFR Specialist

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.


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.


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.

What Health Problems Are Associated With MTHFR?

If you test positive for MTHFR, you may have an elevated risk of the following health conditions:

  • Bipolar disease
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Schizophrenia
  • Acute leukemia
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma
  • Colon cancer
  • Cardiovascular disorders

Getting tested is the first step in preventing these and other serious medical problems. FoundationMED offers state-of-the-art genetic testing to determine if you have MTHFR or other mutations associated with methylation.

What If My Genetic Testing Reveals Mutations?

If your test results show one or more genetic mutations, there is no need to panic. The team at FoundationMED has the advanced training and experience needed to create a comprehensive treatment plan that can enhance your health and prevent various types of disease.

Methylation is a complex process and one that’s affected by more than just your genetic makeup. Issues like environmental contaminants, poor quality sleep, dietary insufficiencies, stress, and inflammation can all get in the way of healthy methylation.

Your treatment plan is constructed to suit your specific genetic makeup as well as your overall health and lifestyle. As you move through treatment you’ll have the support of your FoundationMED team, and adjustments can be made to your path, as needed.