What's this MTHFR I keep hearing about?
MTHFR is one of the more recent genetic buzzwords. And, I suspect we’ll be seeing a bit more of it as more and more people test positive for variations of the gene. It’s a bit of a minefield to work your way through, especially if you don’t have a science background.
But, with approximately 1 in 2 people having a MTHFR defect, it’s a significant issue. This acronym stands for Methylene-Tetrahydrofolate Reductase.
It is an enzyme that converts the folate you eat into the active form that your body needs to use. The 2 main genes involved in this process are MTHFR C677T and A1298C.