Methylation is a critical process that occurs in our bodies. It is responsible for regulating gene expression, which in turn affects many essential bodily functions.
Functions of Methylation
Methylation has multiple functions, including gene regulation and expression. It ensures that only a single allele is expressed for a specific gene, a process called imprinting. Failure in this process can result in various diseases.
Moreover, it suppresses several gene regulatory elements such as insulators, promoters, enhancers, and repressors. It also helps maintain the integrity of chromosomes and homeostasis in organisms.
Methylation and MTHFR genetic mutation:
Undermethylation can occur due to any defect in the MTHFR enzyme, leading to insufficient folate conversion and limited conversion of methyl groups. Consequently, toxic elements such as heavy metals and chemicals can accumulate in the body.
In addition, individuals with the C667T homozygous mutation of the MTHFR gene may experience elevated homocysteine levels. If homocysteine is not converted to methionine, it can contribute to various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and mental health disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and dementia. This mutation can cause fetal neural tube defects and obstetric complications such as recurrent pregnancy loss, abruption, and pre-eclampsia.
At Elemental Health, gathering precise information and allocating realistic time frames are the foundations of an effective healing strategy. We offer a test kit that can be purchased to assess methionine metabolism through the Methylation Panel.
This panel measures plasma levels of Methionine, Cysteine, SAMe, SAH, Homocysteine, and Cystathionine and calculates the ratio of SAMe and SAH to provide the “Methylation Index”. The results are age and gender-specific, with a comprehensive report provided for a targeted nutritional treatment strategy. The test kit will be shipped to you, and the results take approximately 5 weeks to process. Overall, this test kit offers a way to assess methylation and potentially reduce the risks associated with dysfunctional methylation.
Rohan Smith specializes in test interpretation and loves to help reveal the actual cause of an illness. With the results from the Methylation panel, Rohan can provide precise nutrient therapy to correct any deficiencies and improve your health outcomes.
Methylation testing can be a game-changer for those struggling with chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, mental health issues, and other health concerns. It is an excellent tool for identifying underlying nutritional deficiencies that may contribute to these conditions.
We are committed to helping our clients achieve optimal health and wellness at Elemental Health and Nutrition. Personalized nutrition is essential for improving health outcomes. The Methylation panel is an excellent tool for developing a personalized nutrition plan that targets specific nutrient deficiencies.
If you are looking for a nutritional medicine specialist in Adelaide, Rohan Smith at Elemental Health and Nutrition can help. Please feel welcome to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better health.
This easy-to-use kit assesses essential biomarkers related to methylation and provides a comprehensive report that can inform a targeted nutritional treatment strategy. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health – you can order your test here.
Looking for a Functional Medicine practitioner or a Chronic Fatigue Specialist in Adelaide? Contact Elemental Health and Nutrition to help you with your needs. We’re committed to empowering you on your wellness journey. Our holistic approach focuses on integrating nutritional medicine with cutting-edge testing techniques.