Let's talk about Methylation. It is important for Health and Prevention of Disease
Methylation is the process of transferring a methyl group (CH3) from one substance to another in the body, this transfer alters the function of compunds within the body. From a biochemistry view, a methyl group is one carbon atom attached to 3 hydrogen atoms (CH3).Being a messenger that switches and changes the process and function of multiple substances such as DNA synthesis, methylation is extremely important. Methylation is required to control many master functions similarly as the production of ATP is important for energy production,
What does Methylation do?
Regulates and switches Genes
Reduces the aging process
Detoxifies heavy metals and other toxic substances
Builds immune cells
Repairs cell membranes and nerve myelination
Supports neurotransmitters to prevent depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
Supports sleep and brain function
As you can see, methylation has its influence on so many major functions of the human body. Therefore, it is crucial to have the process balanced to ensure overall health and well being.
At Vitawell we prioritise methylation as one of the main areas to correct in many chronic health cases. MTHFR and poor methylation contribute to so many diseases that there are too many to list. These diseases include cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions, cancer, diabetes, hormonal complications and thyroid problems.Methylation occurs as part of the methionine biochemical pathway in the human body. The process relies on key nutrients and a specific diet.
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