MTHFR and Adrenal Fatigue: Recover from Stress

Many people who supplement with methylfolate do so to support their mood and mental health. This is often because they have a mutation in the folate-processing gene, MTHFR, and stress, low mood, or anxious feelings related to the presentation of a methylfolate deficiency. These are similar to the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue. Unfortunately, the…

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When Will My L-Methylfolate Start Working?

You’ve decided to start supplementing with l-methylfolate. Maybe you’ve heard of its mood-boosting capabilities, or you have high homocysteine, or you have been diagnosed with an MTHFR mutation, or perhaps you’re pregnant and understand the critical nature of folate during fetal development. Whatever the reason, now you’re paying attention to how your body feels every…

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Estrogen and Mood

Could you be experiencing the link between estrogen and mood right now? This hormone plays many important roles in all human bodies, and when its levels are out-of-whack, it can take a serious toll on the way we feel in our bodies, our energy levels, and even our mood. Read on to find out more…

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Testosterone and Mood

With respect to the gender spectrum, we try to avoid using terms like “men” and “women” in an exclusive, binary manner, unless it is in reference to a study in which those terms were used. We will in this article be using biological terms “male(s)” and “female(s)” as they relate to physiology assigned at birth.…

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Units of Folate: DFE, mg, or mcg? What Do They Mean?

Understanding the potency and nutritional value of our supplements is confusing when different brands use different units of measurement on their labels. Certain nutrients are measured differently, based on the recommended daily intake and how well each form is absorbed. Folate DFE is one of those confusing units of measurement. Nutrition Units and the Consumer…

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Depression and Sleep

Is there a link between mood, rest, and recovery? If you’ve ever struggled with a chronically low mood, you have likely also struggled with sleep. Depression and sleep are so interconnected that both fatigue during the day and insomnia (difficulty sleeping at night) are much more prevalent in people who are depressed [1]. Plus, poor…

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Foods to Avoid When Depressed

We have plenty of resources available in this blog and on our website about what you can do to boost your mood. The other side of the coin, however, are the foods to avoid when depressed that can take your mood even lower. Spoiler alert: there is an overlap between foods you should avoid and…

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PCOS and Mental Health

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting between 4-8% of females of reproductive age, according to the NIH [1]. PCOS is characterized by symptoms of hyperandrogenism (e.g. acne, hirsutism, and alopecia), anovulation (e.g. irregular, infrequent, or absent menstrual cycles), and the growth of cysts on and around the ovaries [2]. Due to underlying causes…

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Best Diet for Energy & Mood

Just like you can’t drive a car without fuel, your body needs fuel to function. Not just about physically, but mentally too. Instead of gasoline, however, what gives us energy is certain nutrients from the diet. Nutrients can give us energy either as a substrate converted to ATP in our cells or by otherwise contributing…

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