Undermethylation Symptoms – Feeling Average, Tired and Unwell? You May Have A Methylation Problem.
Are you feeling run down or not yourself?
It may be worth your time to test the efficiency of your methylation cycle with a simple inexpensive blood or saliva test.
Ultimately, if you are under-methylating, you are going to feel crummy or worse.
A more natural approach is to directly correct the underlying problem using methionine, calcium, magnesium, and other vital nutrients designed to treat their undermethylation disorder. – MensaMedical
Undermethylation Symptoms – People with poor methylation often have elevated homocysteine levels that irritate blood vessels, cause blood clots, and harden arteries increasing the risk for a heart attack or a stroke.
Also, when the body needs methyl groups to continue functioning, it may steal them off genes and that may “turn on” a gene that is best turned off – like a cancer gene.
Every cell in your body carries your entire genetic code. How do the cells in your eyes know to make more eye-cells and not heart-cells? Why do liver cells not grow in your bones?
The methylation cycle, an essential bodily function that occurs in hundreds of processes throughout the body, is the key to gene expression. It turns off particular segments of DNA in each cell, instructing your eye cells to make only eye cells, not liver cells.
You want your body to be a good methylator and not just for the purpose of healthy gene expression.
This fundamental cycle also protects and stabilizes chromosomes, activates and deactivates stress hormones, co-creates neurotransmitters, contributes to ATP energy production, aids in detoxification, regulates growth and healing hormones, helps in the development and function of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), and refines the immune system.
The addition or loss of a methyl group in a molecule starts the domino effect. For example, methylation of DNA signals cells to turn off particular genes.
When a methyl group attaches to specific amino acids it creates the neurotransmitters melatonin, serotonin, and dopamine, which regulate your mental health, moods, sleep cycles, and overall sense of well-being.
Though the methylation cycle is fundamental, it is hardly simple.
There is a lot of room for glitches, and any one of the glitches can cascade into health problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, poor adaptation to stress, hormone imbalances, cancer, and genetic disorders.
Undermethylation Symptoms – If a person suffers from chronic allergies symptoms, it could be a sign that they are under-methylating.
Histamine is a neurotransmitter and part of the immune response that triggers inflammation.
In a healthy person, histamine is inactivated during the methylation cycle when SAMe donates a methyl group to it. If the methylation cycle is inefficient and there is not an available methyl group to donate, histamine levels rise causing inflammation, itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny noses.
A variety of factors can cause a glitch in the methylation cycle including a high sugar diet, vitamin B12 deficiency, mal-absorption/malnutrition, toxins, and stress.
There is also a mutation that can occur in the MTHFR gene that disrupts the production of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme needed in the Domino 4 phase of the cycle.
Fortunately, there is a simple genetic test that will inform a person if they have this genetic mutation so that he can receive proper medical and nutritional support. It is a relatively inexpensive blood or saliva test.
So if you are feeling blahhhhh and want to do something about it.
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