How the MTHFR gene mutation Affects fertility and pregnancy

One of the most common things I hear is the utter confusion many people find themselves in after they: Just discovered the MTHFR gene mutation and fell down an internet rabbit hole try to research and understand it all Were tested for it but received no explanation on its effects Were prescribed treatments that instead of […]

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How Does Folic Acid Supplementing or Fortifying Affect Your Body?

There is a lot of buzz around folates and folic acid. Health professionals often find the terminology around folate and folic acid confusing. They use the words folic acid supplements when they mean folate, folinic acid or 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (active form). The mix up occurs because folate has become an umbrella term for many forms of […]

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A Century-Old Procedure Offers New Hope

Does Flushing The Fallopian Tubes Increase Fertility? Recently, infertility was brought into the spotlight throughout the medical community. Specifically, they were highlighting a century’s old procedure and the success rate experienced by couples trying to conceive around the world: flushing the fallopian tubes. This is an old procedure that is over 100 years old. The […]

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Low Homocysteine Levels: What are The Consequences?

What Is Homocysteine? Homocysteine is an amino acid derivative that serves as an intermediate in the synthesis of methionine and cysteine. Low homocysteine develops when methionine, cysteine and folate levels become disrupted. Homocysteine contains a sulfhydryl group that serves as an important branch in the formation of important biological compounds such as glutathione (GSH) and […]

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Folate Supplementation Guide

Folate Supplementation Guide You are looking to get pregnant and want to do all you can to ensure you have a happy and healthy baby. When done correctly, folate supplementation can make a huge impact on your child’s health during pregnancy! The word folate is an umbrella term, describing multiple forms of folate. Using the […]

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Introduction To MTHFR Mutations

If you have heard of MTHFR mutations before but didn’t know where to start. This article is for you! It will give you a foundational understanding of biology while introducing you to MTHFR and fertility. What Are Genes? Genes are the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences responsible for making proteins and enzymes. Gene expression is the […]

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Folic Acid: What Happens When You Have Too Much?

What The UMFA? UMFA stands for unmetabolized folic acid. If left unchecked, UMFA can cause a variety of health problems, but we will go over those later! The majority of folate found within the blood is 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF), which is not going to harm you; unlike UMFA! There is no need to worry about UMFA […]

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