The Gut’s Influence on Mental Health

The two-way (bidirectional) relationship between our brain and gut is often referred to as the gut-brain connection or gut-brain axis. The enteric nervous system (ENS) is a highly complex system of nerves found throughout the lining of the gut and generally communicates with the brain through the vagus nerve. An obvious example of this communication…

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What Foods Contain Folate?

Folate is an essential nutrient, meaning it must be consumed from the diet. It can be found naturally in some foods (such as spinach, asparagus, beans, and citrus fruits) and in fortified foods that contain the synthetic form of folate, known as folic acid. Ideally, our bodies would be able to utilize all of the…

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Can Stress Affect Methylation?

Whether you are staying at home or braving careful interactions as an essential worker, recent changes in our daily lives call for new ways of coping and an increased need for stress relief. Stress affects individuals differently, so each person and family is unique in the way they are experiencing this time of unprecedented change.…

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Folate vs Folic Acid

Vitamin B-9 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient which occurs naturally as “folate”, but can be synthesized and is often added to food and nutritional supplements as “folic acid”. Although vitamin B-9 is necessary for a number of crucial actions in the body (i.e. replication of DNA, making healthy red blood cells/protection from some types of…

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The Dangers of High Homocysteine:

Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is produced as a byproduct of methylation and metabolism of methionine. This means that even though methionine comes from the diet (mostly from foods such as fish, meat, nuts, and seeds) homocysteine does not come from the diet; your body makes it. These amino acids will continue…

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What Formula is Right for Me?

Once you and your trusted health care professional have decided that supplementing with L-methylfolate is right for you, the next step is deciding on a dose and a formula. At MethylPro, we offer L-methylfolate as a standalone product in five different levels of dosage, in three levels of dosage in combination with our best-selling B-complex…

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Wondering what to expect at Psych Congress 2019?

“Psych Congress” is an annual, national meeting of mental health professionals. It is the largest independent mental health educational conference offered in the US, connecting people from all realms of the mental healthcare community with the focused intention of improving patient care. Over a four-day span, the conference entails two options for pre-convention meetings (depending…

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Genetics vs. Epigenetics

Genetics and epigenetics are the scientific explanations for “nature vs. nurture”. While your genetic code (nature) has some control over your potential physiology, the way you are raised, take care of your body, and the experiences you have (nurture) will all affect when and whether you reach your genetic potential. These are epigenetic factors.  Below…

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L-Methylfolate: What is it good for?

“Folate” is a general term referring to various formations of vitamin B-9. B-9 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient which occurs naturally in some foods, but can also be synthesized and is often added to food and nutritional supplements as “folic acid”.  Although vitamin B-9 is necessary for a number of crucial actions in the body…

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