A 37-year-old female asked:
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do all mthfr gene mutations benefit from folate over folic acid? or certain stands? is there different treatment for heterozygous v homozygous?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Need activated folat: You need to take methyl tetrahydrofolate (folic acid) to bypass your genetic abnormality or take massive doses of folate (folic acid)--such as 3 grams. You can determine what is adequate by measuring your homocysteine level. Folic acid and folate (folic acid) are the same thing. You may be thinking about folinic acid., .
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What mutation?: The pathology community is divided over mthfr testing. I'm undecided. A majority of people who take the test will be told they have an 'abnormal' result and are therefore in need of special supplements which they may then be offered by the folks who have done the test. Talk with your own physician and if necessary an authentic genetic counsellor.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Folic acid = synthetic. Methylfolate = natural. Folic acid also decreases folate receptors on cells and decreases folate binding proteins (this is bad). Avoid folic acid. Buy Solgar brand methylfolate 800 mcg or other brand. See how you feel in the am. If tired and foggy headed, take one methylfolate. More info: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience Pediatrics
MTHFR : MTHFR has several forms. And treatments can vary. Look here for additional information. http://mthfr.net/mthfr-c677t-mutation-basic-protocol/2012/02/24/
Answered on Nov 26, 2017

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Spectracell lab: In tx has a test for this. Since you are pos. For it, you can visit their site for info or call them. Peace and good health.
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