Methylation is the addition of a methyl group (a carbon atom with three hydrogen atoms attached) to proteins, enzymes, chemicals, DNA, or amino acids like homocysteine. It is a vital and fundamental process that takes place in many biochemical pathways involving detoxification, cardiovascular health, neurological health, eye health, muscle health, bone health, and redox balance. Effective methylation also has roles in the biosynthesis and breakdown of catecholamines, such as epinephrine.
This is an important aspect of healthy adrenal functioning. Homocysteine is a natural amino acid made by the body during the metabolism of the essential amino acid methionine. The pathway between methionine and homocysteine is a cycle during which nutrients are synthesized for biochemical reactions such as those mentioned above. The optimal functioning of this pathway depends on enzymes which require many important nutrients, especially B vitamins. Any roadblock during the process can cause an undesirable elevation in homocysteine levels and numerous negative health reactions. The amount of homocysteine in the blood is a great indicator of overall health. Our goal as healthy humans is to maintain a homocysteine level within normal range, as determined by your healthcare practitioner. Methylation Synergy Supreme™ is a comprehensive formula designed to support optimal methylation and help maintain healthy homocysteine levels already within normal range.
This breakthrough product is of particular significance to those with a MTHFR gene mutation as individuals with that mutation suffer from an increased difficulty surrounding this important function. Estimates range from 20 - 70% of Americans having this genetic mutation and it is now easier than ever to get tested. Methylation Synergy Supreme™ contains NatureFolate™ a proprietary blend of naturally occurring folates known to facilitate the efficient metabolism of homocysteine, specifically this blend is 80% 5-FTHF and 20% 5-MTHF.
If you have time, please watch Dr. Mikel explain more about this product and the methylation process.