If you have a medium to high impact variation in this gene, shop here for nutrigenomic options that will provide optimal support to this genetic pathway.
Your MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme plays a role in processing amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is important for a chemical reaction involving forms of the vitamin folate (also called vitamin B9). Specifically, this enzyme converts a molecule called 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to a molecule called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This reaction is required for the multistep process that converts the amino acid homocysteine to another amino acid, methionine. The body uses methionine to make proteins and other important compounds.
While many nutritional supplements in our shop contain folate in its active form (5-MTHF), if you have a medium to high impact MTHFR variation, a good dose to aim for is 400-800mcg. Thus, we have only included supplements with folate above 400mcg. But if you search our site, you will find other products that contain folate that you might want to explore as well.