What do depression, IBS, and chronic fatigue all have in common? They’re all just a few of the many conditions that have possible links to mutations in our MTHFR gene. Fortunately, The Myers Cocktail infusion can help alleviate some of the negative consequences that might be associated with this gene mutation.
A Surprisingly Common Gene Mutation
As humans, we all share the same set of genes, and it’s the variations of these genes—or mutations—that set us apart from one another. While some of these mutations are positive, others can mean negative consequences, such as being more susceptible to certain diseases.
The MTHFR gene mutation has received a lot of attention lately because a surprisingly high percentage of the population (as much as 60% by some estimates) may have at least one variant. More research is still being conducted, but as of now, it seems that people with this gene mutation are more susceptible to problems with depression, proper sleep, cognition, and memory as well as migraines, immune issues, inflammation, damaged blood vessels, and many more health issues.
What Are MTHFR & Methylation?
MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase) is an enzyme that plays a key role in the processing of amino acids, specifically homocysteine. Many vital processes are impacted by the MTHR enzyme, from repairing and regenerating cells to immune regulation and detoxification.
Other notable examples of methylation are the synthesizing of melatonin to help with sleep, slowing down cell division to prevent cancer, and causing noradrenaline to subside so we can relax. Noradrenaline is our body’s main fight-or-flight neurotransmitter and is also responsible for controlling anxiety, perfectionism, and compulsivity. Another beneficial process of methylation is the breakdown and availability of serotonin which, like melatonin, allows for more restful sleep.
People with the MTHFR gene mutation have difficulty methylating and are unable to convert folic acid into 5-MTHR or convert vitamin B12 into homocysteine. Looking at all the positive effects of methylation, it’s easy to see how the MTHFR gene mutation could have such a negative impact on our mental and physical health.
How Do I Know I Have The MTHFR Gene Mutation?
Although a blood test can assess your levels of homocysteine, a genetic test is the only way to determine whether you have the MTHFR gene mutation. We can do the test at our center through LabCorp, with results taking 2-4 weeks on average and cost varies depending on your insurance. If you prefer to do the test on your own, 23andMe offers an affordable genetic health test though some clients have reported it can take a while to receive results.
Myers Cocktail With Glutathione To Help Support MTHFR Gene Mutation
The MTHFR gene mutation makes the absorption of B12 and folic acid from regular foods and oral supplements extremely difficult. Even if you ingest enough of these oral nutrients, your body is unable (or less able) to break them down for use. This is why receiving these nutrients through IV therapy is far more effective than oral supplements. IV treatments administer nutrients directly into the bloodstream where they’re fully absorbed, bypassing the inefficient processes of oral digestion altogether. Our clients often report feeling an overall sense of well-being from these infusions, as well as increased energy, decreased anxiety and/or depression, and less severity of future “flare-ups.”
Additionally, people with an MTHFR gene mutation have a harder time ridding their body of everyday toxins. These toxins build up over time and cause a variety of health problems. The glutathione included in our Myers Cocktail is an amino acid that helps the body detox naturally and more thoroughly.
The vitamins and minerals of the Myers Cocktail also support the adrenal glands. These glands tend to overproduce adrenaline when the body is in a state of prolonged imbalance, as it can be with the MTHFR gene mutation. When we’re constantly flooded with adrenaline, the body is overwhelmed with cortisol levels and this further spirals a decline in our well-being.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended?
Many people with the MTHFR gene mutation are constantly living in a state of depletion. To restore homeostasis it can take 4-5 treatments in a consistent treatment plan to truly feel “normal” again, but most clients feel benefits even after the first treatment.
We recommend a weekly Myers Cocktail drip during periods of acute need or crisis, and monthly maintenance drips when stable.
By simply supplying the body with these ingredients intravenously instead of orally, the body is able to heal, regenerate, and reach a state of homeostasis much more rapidly and effectively than with oral supplementation. This is very safe and effective, as long as you choose an IV center with high standards of care and knowledgable staff. Our center is guided by an MD, and all treatment is administered by skilled, caring RNs and PAs.
Schedule Your First Myers Cocktail With Us
Are you new to our center? Or new to the Myers Cocktail? You can enjoy a 15% discount when booking your first Myers Cocktail with us. Whether you have the MTHFR gene mutation or are just looking for a boost of vitality and general well-being, we think you’ll want to make the Myers Cocktail an on-going part of your self-care and wellness program. Contact us here or call (720) 899-4770 to schedule.
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