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Methyltetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency mthfr help from the human genome project

MethylTetraHydroFolateReductase DeficiencyMTHFRHelp from the Human Genome project


Mthfr deficiency
MTHFR Deficiency

  • I am not selling anything

  • This is to help you decide what might be useful for your situation

  • This is new enough in the research that most physicians are not aware of this information in the vast sea of information that is available



Mthfr polymorphisms
MTHFR polymorphisms

  • 677 MTHFR 1995

    • Most studies refer only to this.

  • 1298 MTHFR 2001

  • 7 other common defects

  • 34 rare defects as of 2003

  • Other defects in the Methylation pathway have been identified


C677t defect
C677T Defect

  • Associated with Elevated Homocysteine

  • Increase in Heart Disease

  • Increased stroke

  • Increased DVT

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Placental vascular problems (stillbirth)

  • Preeclampsia, Neural tube, cleft lip,


A1298t prominent features
A1298T Prominent features

  • Depression, Anxiety, IBS

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Migraines

  • Dementia

  • Nerve pain

  • Schizophrenia

  • Parkinson's

  • TetraHydroBiopterin BH4 problems


Compound heterozygous
Compound Heterozygous

  • One 677 and one 1298 Gene

  • Symptoms of both defects

  • Symptoms more severe

  • Blood clots prevalent


Glutathione
Glutathione

  • Antioxidant

  • Clears heavy metal toxins

  • Is decreased in MTHFR

  • Low levels correlate with memory problems


Measures that improve symptoms
Measures that improve symptoms

  • Dietary, vegetables, berries, fruits

    • Better if grown locally

  • Mathematics, Accounting

    • Engineers, creative people

  • Piano, Classical music

  • Exercise

  • Band (not rock band) participation (structured music)


Symptoms related to both 677 and 1298
Symptoms related to both677 and 1298

  • Don’t clear heavy metals well

  • Symptoms tend to worsen over time

  • Cancer risk increased

  • Renal failure

  • Addiction potential

    • Drugs, Videogames,Pornography


Aggravating factors
Aggravating Factors

  • Heavy Metal Load, (fish, water, Food)

    • Mercury, lead, aluminum containing shots,

  • Poor diet (Highly processed foods)

  • Medications (Glucophage, Levodopa)

  • Anesthesia (Nitrous Oxide)

  • Other enzyme defects (B6 conversion)

  • Other Diseases (diabetes, Lymphoma)

  • Leiden Factor V


Heavy metal symptoms
Heavy Metal Symptoms

  • Social Deficits, Withdrawl

  • OCD, Depression, Bipolar, Suicide

  • Schizophrenia, Aggression, tantrums

  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia

  • Poor concentration, Memory

  • Hearing loss, seizure, Stroke

  • Peripheral neuropathy, Paresthesia


Heavy metal symptoms cont
Heavy Metal Symptoms (cont)

  • Nausea, Diarrhea, abdominal pain

  • Colon Cancer, Pancreatic cancer

  • Liver dysfunction, Kidney dysfunction

  • Hypertension, Tachycardia

  • Pulmonary fibrosis, asthma

  • Immune problems, Low WBC

  • Hair loss, Premature Graying, Rashes

  • Others….


Link with autism asd
Link with Autism, ASD

  • MTHFR 677 and 1298 in 98% of children with autism

  • Two hit model, Genetic Predisposition and heavy metal exposure

    • (CDC admits April 28,08 that Thymerisol aggravates autism)

    • Dietary protocol helps improve symptoms


Drugs that may increase homocysteine levels

  • Antipileptic drugs

  • Clioquinol

  • Cyclosporin

  • Diuretics

  • antihypertensives

  • Drugs increasing

  • gastric pH

  • Erytropoietin

  • Isoniazid

  • Levodopa

  • Lipid lowering drugs

  • Lithium

  • Methotrexate

  • Neuroleptics

  • Nitroglycerin

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • Oral antidiabetic drugs

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Sulphasalazine

  • Theophylline

  • Trimethoprim

Source: Homocysteine Related Vitamins and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Christina Bolander-Gouaille, Teodoro Bottiglieri

A medical food for the dietary management of vitamin deficiency in pregnancy and the postnatal period.


Patients at Risk for Low Folate Levels

Source: Homocysteine Related Vitamins and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Christina Bolander-Gouaille, Teodoro Bottiglieri

A medical food for the dietary management of vitamin deficiency in pregnancy and the postnatal period.


Science of l methylfolate
Science of L-methylfolate

Natural diet supplies L-methylfolate.

Synthetic folic acid must be converted to

L-methylfolate. The rate limiting step involves the MTHFR enzyme.



Science of l methylfolate2
Science of L-methylfolate

MTHFR polymorphism is common.

10-12% of general population cannot metabolize folic acid. [<30% enzyme activity]

40-44% of general population are limited in their ability to metabolize folic acid.

[<70% enzyme activity]


Positioning of neevo
Positioning of Neevo

Néevo™is a medical food indicated for the distinct nutritional requirements of those women under a physicians treatment for vitamin deficiency throughout the pregnancy, postnatal and lactating periods. Neevo is specifically indicated for older OB patients associated with high risk pregnancies and those patients unable to fully metabolize folic acid.

Take one caplet daily


Current neevo messages
Current Neevo Messages

Positioned as better, natural folate

L-methylfolate is 7x more bioavailable than Folic Acid


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • Neevo for high risk Ob

    • Add omega 3(new one coming out)

    • Patients over age 35

    • High Risk Patients especially seizure disorders

    • Depression in pregnancy

    • Prior Miscarriage, Fetal loss, Preeclampsia


Recommendations deplin
Recommendations Deplin

  • Additional treatment when antidepressant is not enough

  • May have a role in the initial treatment for mild-mod depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar adjunctive treatment

  • Schizophrenia


Recommendations cerefolin
RecommendationsCerefolin

  • Memory loss

  • Alzheimer's

  • Difficulty with concentrating

  • Neurological problems

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia


Recommendations meta nx
RecommendationsMeta NX

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Elevated Homocysteine

  • Chronic pain syndromes

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Addiction (early results show promise as an adjunctive treatment)


Mthfr polymorphisms what can i do if i think i have the problem
MTHFR polymorphismsWhat can I do If I think I have the problem?

  • Ask for testing (pro vs con)

  • Ask for a trial of the Vitamins

    • Take in the web site information

  • Use the Nutritional protocol for the Over the Counter nutrients

  • If you have this defect remove mercury filings


Treatment supplement guidelines
Treatment/Supplement Guidelines

  • Only add one supplement at a time

  • Drink/Cook with filtered Water

  • If mod/severe symptoms consider Heavy Metal testing (Urine is more accurate with MTHFR)

  • Supplements will be discussed in order of importance.


Supplement options use one
Supplement Options (use one)

  • Methyl Folate containing medication

    • NEEVO, Prenatal Vitamin

    • MetaNX, Active forms of B6, B9, B12

    • Deplin, for depression, Active forms of B9

    • Cerefolin, Memory, Methylfolate and NAC

    • L-Methylfolate (available from some on line Health food stores)


Supplement options
Supplement Options

  • Methyl B12

    • Not absorbed well even in Meta NX

    • Oral Dissolving tablets work well for most

      • Jarrow brand works well

    • Compounded Subcutaneous injections work very well but more expensive

    • Light and Temperature control very important with injections

    • Oral drops now available (Biogenesis) for children with symptoms


Supplement options1
Supplement Options

  • Epsom Salt bath Soak feet or body with 1-2 cup of salts 2/3 times/week

    • – The magnesium absorbs directly. It helps with improving the mineral balance. It also adds the sulfate that is critical in clearing toxins. It is not well absorbed orally.


Supplement options2
Supplement Options

  • N Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg daily

    • This helps make glutathione which clears heavy metals, Seems to help with memory

  • Full Spectrum Minerals This is a mineral supplement with Amino Acid Chelate (AAC)

    • Daily. NOW brand has the AAC


Supplement options cont
Supplement Options (cont)

  • Vitamin C 1,000 mg, 1-3 times a day

  • DMG-Dimethylglycine. 200-250mg/day This adds methyl groups to the amino acid that your body uses in the methylation.

  • Zinc 20-40 mg/ day

    • Especially important in eye sensitivity which is common


Supplement options cont1
Supplement Options (cont)

  • Omega 3 (Flax seed or Fish oil that has mercury removed) 1-2 tablets per day. Helpful with Brain/Nerve Healing

    • Some of the fish oil tablets don’t have the mercury removed.

  • Vitamin E 400 IU Daily

  • Silymarin 150mg twice a day (liver detoxification


Summary
Summary

  • Supplements are a trial and error

  • Future: Metabalomics

    • metabolic testing that can account for genetic and environmental factors


Mthfr

MTHFR

An evolving science

Still more questions than answers


Mthfr1

MTHFR

Questions?


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