Methylation balancing is crucial for mental and physical health. Achieving balance requires identifying genetic and environmental factors that impact methylation, making lifestyle changes, and eliminating metabolic stressors that affect methylation balance.
Methylation balancing is unique to each person, but can be done through diet and lifestyle changes.
Symptoms of overmethylation include feeling overwhelmed, panicked, overstimulated, among other things. Diet and supplements can help alleviate the symptoms.
Symptoms of undermethylation feel like the desire to control, anger, being oppositional, and competitive, among other things. Diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes can help to improve mood.
Folate (Vitamin B9) is necessary for the body. Folic acid, the synthetic form of Vitamin B9, is not necessary and harms the body's methylation process.
The MTR gene mutation is less common but makes it difficult to balance methylation.
In the past decade, technology and our knowledge of the human genome has expanded drastically, enabling us to dig deep into the "why" of our bodies.
TMG is a methyl donor that can provide three methyl groups to support the methylation cycle. SAMe, on the other hand, is a major methyl donor in the body and is involved in the direct methylation of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other molecules.
Our genes control how our brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, work, which affects our mood and emotions. The COMT gene helps break down certain neurotransmitters, and changes to this gene can cause differences in behavior and personality traits like impulsivity. Glutamate is another important neurotransmitter that affects learning and memory, but imbalances can lead to neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Our body's chemical balance can be affected by things like food, supplements, and genetic mutations, which can change how enzymes and brain chemicals work, but eating a healthy diet and taking personalized supplements may help balance things out.
The Methyl Scale™ gives people an exact number for their genetic methylation (methyl supply) level.
Some nutrients are foundational to methylation, while others support the methylation pathway.