The Methylation Panel assesses methionine metabolism, which is critical for methylation. Alterations in methylation can lead to numerous health conditions such as cardiovascular complications, adverse pregnancy outcomes, mental health concerns, and dysfunctional detoxification. Plasma levels of Methionine, Cysteine, SAMe, SAH, Homocysteine and Cystathionine are assessed, and the ratio of SAMe and SAH is calculated to provide the “Methylation Index”. The importance of methionine lies in two of the body’s metabolic processes;
- Transmethylation is vital for the methylation of neurotransmitters, DNA, RNA, and proteins, and many aspects of human physiology.
- Transulfuration plays a critical role in detoxification, immune function, sulphur metabolism, and protective functions within the body.
Reference ranges are age and gender specific and a comprehensive report is provided, enabling a targeted nutritional treatment strategy. This provides corrective strategies to normalise Methionine metabolism and reduce the risks associated with dysfunctional methylation.
Results take 4 weeks to be processed, and require a consultation before results are released. The test kit will be posted out to you upon purchase.