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Why Everything Containing Folic Acid Belongs in the Trash!

metabolism mthfr nutrition Jun 10, 2017

Back in the 1990’s the discovery that folates could prevent neural tube defects in babies became the impetus for folic acid, an inexpensive form of folate, to be added to grain and cereal products as well as becoming a universal ingredient in prenatal vitamins and other dietary supplements. While this change did lessen the occurrence of neural tube defects, it also coincided with an increase in many health other conditions.

According to Dr. Ben Lynch, Director of the Seeking Health Educational Institute (website , over 44% of the population carries the MTHFR gene polymorphism, which can lead to having adverse reactions to plain old cheap folic acid. According to Dr. Lynch nobody should take folic acid because it is difficult to metabolize for almost everyone causing toxic byproducts from a complex array of biochemical reactions. These reactions can cause an increase in cancer risk and growth, autoimmune issues, and mood instability as well as a possible...

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About the MTHFr Mutation

metabolism mthfr Mar 09, 2015

According to research, approximately 45% of the population has what is known as the MTHFr mutation, with 13-15% of that population having serious effects to their health from this mutation.



What does it mean to my health if I have the MTHFr mutation?

Having the MTHFr mutation means that you cannot metabolize standard folic acid or B12 in the cyanocobalmin form and that it builds in your system and has the capacity to cause cellular damage. The good news is that quality supplement companies are now aware of this issue and are producing formulas which have folic acid in the form of L-5 methylfolate and B12 in the form of methylcobalmine which can be metabolized by those with MTHFr.

People with MTHFr mutations can also have difficulty with detoxification, otherwise known as “methylation” so are more likely to be sensitive to environmental toxins and certain pharmaceutical drugs. We all know people who have more severe reactions to environmental chemicals,...

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