Why should we check our MTHFR gene?
We know the human genome is composed of an estimated 20000 genes. One of them, MTHFR, requires a particular attention because it is very common and it increases our predisposition to multiples preventable diseases.
How common is an MTHFR gene mutation?
It is estimated that 30-50% of the population carries an MTHFR mutation.
What diseases are linked to MTHFR mutations?
Preventable diseases linked to them include Heart disease, certain type of cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and more.
So how do we know if you have an MTHFR mutation and what test can be used to detect this mutation?
- Any conventional labs can test the MTHFR mutation, (LabCorp. Quest…)
Ask your physician to write the order for you.
- The second option I recommend is to consider Ancestry DNA (my preference) or 23&ME saliva kits. The benefit of these kits is that they not only check your MTHFR genes but also other genes influencing cellular and DNA repair, detoxification and neurotransmitters metabolism (the balance of your brain).
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