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Let's talk about Methylation. It is important for Health and Prevention of Disease

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 25 June 2021
Let's talk about Methylation. It is important for Health and Prevention of Disease
Methylation is a biochemical process that is a part of almost every other process to some degree. The MTHFR gene is one of the key enzymes involved in the methylation pathway. It is a key biochemical pathway that influences your energy production, detoxification, hormones, mood and ageing.

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
Processes Estrogen
Detoxifies heavy metals and other toxic substances
Builds immune cells
Lowers histamine
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. 

 

Author:Geoff Beaty
Tags:Prevention & RecoveryEvidence Based ResearchCancerMethylation

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