MTHFR is a genetic mutation that at least 40% of the population has. MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is an enzyme which converts folic acid into methyl-folate (5MTHFR). Methyl-folate is the primary form of folate in our blood and is an important part of the body’s detoxification process doing so through a process called Methylation.
MTHFR gene mutations create blockages that don’t allow all the body’s toxins to become detoxified due to being slowed by unmetabolized folic acid. Since our bodies have a hard time converting folic acid to methyl-folate, the unmetabolized folic acid sits in our bodies and so do the toxins. Without the proper detoxification, our bodies tend to react to toxins in a negative way.