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L-Methylfolate vs Folic Acid

Are you debating which supplement to purchase? L-Methylfolate vs folic acid? Or wondering why supplements containing l-methylfolate (vs folic acid) carry a much higher price tag? We’ve got the answers you’re looking for. First, what is folate? Vitamin B-9 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient which occurs naturally as “folate”. However, folate can be synthesized and…

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Relaxation and Methylation

Methylation and Inner Peace: MTHFR and your ability to relax Methylation is a fundamental biochemical process that plays a crucial role in various physiological functions within the human body. When our bodies don’t have enough of the proper nutrients for methylation to take place (i.e. methylfolate), we suffer. Neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and GABA, created…

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The Healing Power of Nature: Shinrin-Yoku

Would you consider yourself an “indoors” or “outdoors” person? While some people feel totally at home in the great outdoors, most of us spend the majority of our time inside our actual homes. Regardless of your comfort level on this spectrum, we’d like to suggest spending just a little bit more time outside this spring.…

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10 Tips for Self Love and Mental Health

Whether or not you are partnered this Valentine’s day, we invite you to consider the most important relationship you are in—the one with yourself. Self-love isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a transformative practice that can significantly impact our mental health and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore the profound connection between self love…

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MTHFR and Your Heart

Unraveling the Connection Between MTHFR Mutation and Cardiovascular Health Thanks to decades of DNA research, we know there is an intricate relationship between our genetics and our health. MTHFR is just one specific example of a gene with potential impact on numerous systems throughout the body. One of many systems in which MTHFR plays a…

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What is MTHFR?

When a baby is conceived, they inherit 2 copies of every gene; one from each parent. MTHFR is the name of one such gene out of a genetic code of thousands. The gene codes for an enzyme called “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”, which is responsible for the conversion of dietary folate (vitamin B-9 or folic acid) into…

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MTHFR Diet

Should I eat a special MTHFR diet?  Once you have confirmed you have an inherited MTHFR variant through genetic testing, the first nutritional recommendation you will likely get is to start methylfolate supplementation. While this may be the most important missing piece, there are other foods/nutrients you should consider on an MTHFR diet to support…

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What are “Cofactors”?

Our MethylPro line of products includes the option to take your daily l-methylfolate encapsulated with its “cofactors”. Read on to learn more about cofactors and why they might be an important addition to maximize the benefits of your MethylPro methylfolate. Cofactors are essentially helper molecules that allow biochemical reactions to occur. Some cofactors are inorganic…

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The Link Between Gut Health and Mental Health

Winter holidays are often a time of indulgence. For some of us it’s the spread of treats at the company holiday party. For others it’s a comfort food binge when holiday overwhelm strikes. Either way, our regular rules over healthy eating often get relaxed at the end of the year. Unfortunately, eating outside of our…

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Foods to Avoid For Mental Health

We have plenty of suggestions on this blog and on our website for boosting your mood. The other side of the coin, however, are the behaviors and foods to avoid for mental health. Spoiler alert: there is often an overlap between foods you should avoid, and foods we consider “comfort foods”. The sweet treats we…

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How Does Sleep Affect Mental Health?

Is there a link between mood, rest, and recovery? If you’re researching “how does sleep affect mental health?” chances are, you’ve struggled with both. Mental health and sleep are so interconnected that both fatigue during the day and difficulty sleeping at night are much more prevalent in people who struggle with mood [1]. Plus, poor…

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