Does heterozygous for MTHFR gene mutation affect pregnancy?, and what about taking synthetic folic acid supplement?

Controversial... Some studies have shown an association between the MTHFR gene mutation and recurrent miscarriages but this is controversial. Aside from this possibility, it doesn't cause problems with pregnancy. If you have this mutation, its a good idea to take folic acid, vitamin B-12 and Vitamen B-6. Aspirin is also sometimes recommended for women for who have had recurrent miscarriages. Best wishes!

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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?

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., . Read more...
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. Read more...
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 . Read more...
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/ Read more...

I am pregnant and have a mthfr gene mutation and I recently read that folic acid is not good for me or the baby and I should take folate instead?

Folic acid is folate (folic acid) Folic acid and folate are the same compound. Follow your gynecologists and hematologists recommendations. Folate is often prescribed during pregnancy in the field of psychiatry and neurology when patients are on anticonvulsants. I too have the same mutation that you have and i take folate every day. I have also been advised to take vitamin b6 and vitamin b 12 because of this. Your child should also be tested for this mutation and anyone else in your family.Best wishes. Read more...
MTHFR. If you've been tested for mthfr mutations and do have one, then your body may not do well with Folic Acid at all. You would benefit more from methylfolate since it bypasses the metabolic step that your system has trouble with. You need a functional medicine or integrative medicine doc who really knows mutations in this enzyme ; can advise you plus collaborate with your ob-gyn doc too. Read more...
Folic acid is bad. Folic acid is synthetic folate, and needs extra metabolic steps to turn it into a usable form. The body is very slow to convert it, and unmetabolized folic acid downregulates your folate receptors and folate binding proteins. This is a bad thing. Avoid folic acid, and take methylfolate instead. Read more...

I am hetero for the mthfr genetic mutation c677t. Everything I've read says I should be gluten/folic acid/dairy free. Advice regarding this mutation?

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. Read more...
I can't agree. ~1 person in 4 is like you. 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. . Read more...
Not so extreme but.. This is common, affecting up to 50% of people,but the homozygous mutation is much more significant than hetero.Those with it have increased risk of depression, anxiety,cardiovascular disease etc. but it's just one of thousands of genes. My best advice is get a fasting homocysteine test; if 10 or higher take a multivit. with the L-5MTHF form of folate. See https://tinyurl.com/yacd86e4 and comment: Read more...