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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT B VITAMINS
B Vitamins are made up of a group of Vitamins that have many different benefits in the body. They play a big role in energy production, stress support, and an important process called methylation. Here is the family of B Vitamins that is mainly made up of:
It is most important to supplement B Vitamins during times of stress because the stress glands, the adrenals, are notorious for utilizing B Vitamins at a higher rate and depleting the body during times of increased stress. Always remember that this stress can come from both external stress and chemical stress of the body not functioning properly.
The other aspect of B Vitamins that is important is because of its role in methylation. Methylation is a process that happens in every cell in our body. It is utilized for cell repair, fighting infections, breaking down a chemical in the body, and detoxifying the body. Methylation in the body mainly depends on folic acid (B9) and B12. Even though many people have not heard of methylation, not methylation problems can lead to a plethora of concerns in the body.
This includes: • Energy problems/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Mood imbalances- Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Addictive behaviors • Insomnia • Blood sugar concerns/Diabetes • Infertility • Genetic concerns • Allergies/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities • Immune problems/Chronic Infections • Lyme and mold concerns • Neurological problems • ADD or ADHD
Now we realize that methylation and methylation support is not as simple as giving everyone generic folic acid and B12. Individuals with specific mutations need specific support to allow for proper methylation in the body. You can check for genetic changes by doing a test called 23 and me. This test is found at www.23andme.com.
It checks for genetic variations that cause someone to function differently from the normal general public. This is especially true for methylation.
If there are genetic changes in methylation, this is through MTHFR and COMT genes. When this occurs then, we have to supplement with specific versions of B9 and B12. For MTHFR, we need to give methylcobalamin as the form of B12 and L-5 MTHF.
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