Methylation Support is one of the most comprehensive methylation formula available. It is specifically designed to support optimal methylation and homocysteine levels. The 5-MTHF in used in this formula is the most biologically active form of folate, allowing rapid uptake into the bloodstream. Vitamin B-12 is also provided in its active form, methylcobalamin, to further support methylation and healthy homocysteine levels. NuVision Excel has included Advanced Absorption Technology, a proprietary blend of AstraGin, and BioPerine. Clinical studies have shown the components of this proprietary blend to increase folate absorption by up to 50.4%.
This formula supports methylation on two levels: first, it enhances absorption in the intestines; second, it provides the form of folate requiring no additional metabolic steps by the body to be utilized. The 5-MTHF in this formula is also known as the "L" form of 5-MTHF since it is the reduced form of folate. Our proprietary blend was made without the shortcuts. It is made with the highest quality ingredients to target methylation pathways and restore proper methylation levels.
What is Methylation?
Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ of our body. Life would simply not exist without it. It takes place more than a billion times per second in the body. Anything that’s happening a billion times per second is probably pretty crucial to our survival and well-being. To make the technical stuff simple, methylation is the addition of a single carbon and three hydrogen atoms (called a methyl group) to another molecule. The removal of a methyl group is call demethylation.
Why is it Important?
Think of billions of little on/off switches inside your body, switches that control everything from your stress response and how your body makes energy from food, to brain chemistry and detoxification. That's methylation and demethylation.
Methyl groups serve a variety of critical functions in the body. Without proper methylation, your body is unable to function at it's basic level. Some of the most important methylation tasks are:
Who Needs to Methylate?
- The stress (fight-or-flight) response
- Regulation of gene expression (turning on/off genes AKA epigenetics)
- Brain chemical production (e.g. dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine)
- Hormonal breakdown (e.g. getting rid of toxic estrogen)
- Creation of immune cells (e.g. NK cells, T cells)
- Creation of protective coating on nerves (i.e. myelin formation)
- Processing of chemicals and toxins (detoxification)
- Production and recycling of glutathione (body's master antioxidant)
- Energy production
- Inflammation response
Improving methylation is important for everyone. If you have a shortage of methyl groups, any or all of the above processes can be compromised.
Research shows that decreased methylation can affect your health and increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, diabetes, and aging in general.
Methylation is also important for mitochondrial function and energy production. Low mitochondrial function and low methylation can lead to low energy, low thyroid function, decreased memory, and more.
Impaired methylation can also affect:
If you have an autoimmune disorder, methylation is even more critical. Research has clearly linked impaired methylation and autoimmune disease.
- Neurotransmitter levels, which can lead to anxiety and depression
- Immune function, including the likelihood that you’ll experience allergies this spring
- Liver detoxification, which has to do with how your body gets rid of toxins
- Fertility, including risk of miscarriageI
Methylation is important for every person's survival, improving everyone's quality of life. In order to express health to your full genetic potential, methylation is essential.
Count: 60 Vegetarian Capsules