What is MTHFR? 

It’s not just an abbreviation for a bad word, but actually a genetic mutation that affects your liver and detoxification, vitamin levels and many other functions in your body. Learn if or how you can be affected.

“MTHFR” stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s a gene that contains the DNA code to produce the MTHFR enzyme.

Serious Health Consequences

When there are mutations or variations in the MTHFR gene, it can lead to serious health disorders such as:

  • cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases (specifically blood clots, stroke, embolism, and heart attacks)
  • depression.
  • anxiety.
  • bipolar disorder.
  • schizophrenia.
  • colon cancer.
  • acute leukemia.
  • chronic pain and fatigue.

As always, consult your physician or medical provider for more information.


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