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If you’ve just been told you have an MTHFR issue, or if you’ve started researching it and are pretty sure this is you, then you are in the right place. This is a quick summary with links to more detailed articles if you want to dive deeper. If you’d rather work with Dr. Amy one-on-one and have expert help, click here to schedule a free 15 minute consult. Start here for MTHFR!

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Here is the simplest, most basic version of what you need to know.

MTHFR Basics – What it is, What It Does, and Why It’s Like A Magic Chair

MTHFR, or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is a gene that tells your body how to build an enzyme of the same name. An enzyme is like a chair that something common (like folic acid) sits in to be transformed into something valuable (like 5-LMTHF, which is the active form of folate.) So essentially, this chair makes folic acid or folate active. To read more about this, go here.

When you have a “mutation” (I like this word only because it implies eyeball laser beams, but the correct term is “polymorphism”), the chair changes shape so that it’s hard for folate to sit there, so less of it is transformed. And each mutation changes the shape of the chair in different ways. Two variants make a difference in how the MTHFR enzyme works. They are called C677T and A1298C.

MTHFR mutations that matter are A1298C and C677T
MTHFR mutations that matter to the way the magic chair are A1298C and C677T

So I have a mutation. What Now?

Having an issue with MTHFR means that your body has a hard time activating folate, so all of the things your body needs folate for (which is essentially ALL OF THE THINGS) get a little messy. You can see a complete list of issues that can stem from the MTHFR mutations here, but the biggies are:

So, that’s a lot of stuff. It’s important to remember that MTHFR alone doesn’t cause all these problems. MTHFR is an epigenetic issue, meaning that by using nutrition and lifestyle, you can modify the effect this gene has on your health. So the problems we are looking at are poorly-managed MTHFR problems, but by taking care of your MTHFR, you can help your body function at its best and minimize your risk of those health issues.

MTHFR Comes With Superpowers, Too.

No joke. With the MTHFR gene, you are likely to be:

  • Highly intelligent
  • Highly creative
  • Have stronger and faster than average muscle fibers
  • Have a greater than average chance of surviving malaria.

These are just a few of the advantages MTHFR gives us. Granted, it isn’t eyeball-laser beams, but it’s a start.

Managing MTHFR Mutations The Best Way Possible

MTHFR is complex, but managing it doesn’t have to be. I’ll give you a quick list of steps here, then details about the steps in stage 1 below. By the time you get to stage 2, you’ll be much more versed in MTHFR.

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**If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant** If you’ve recently found out that you’re pregnant or you’re trying to get pregnant, you must work with a naturopathic doctor, genetic counselor, fertility specialist, doctor, midwife, or OB/GYN who understands MTHFR and can address it. This is a vulnerable time for your health and your baby’s health.

This list is general steps with links to more in-depth information about each topic. This is a general introduction, but it gives you an easier starting place.

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STAGE 1: GENERAL TO ALL MTHFR FOLKS

  1. Eliminate artificial folic acid from supplements, foods, and prescriptions. Talk with your doctor about prescription alternatives without folic acid.
  2. Join Genetic Rockstars, the MTHFR Community. This supportive group of folks is on the same journey as you. It’s less than a fancy coffee each month and full of amazing information.
  3. Add food sources of natural folate.
  4. Hydrate, Make sure you’re getting eight 8 oz glasses of water (about 2 liters) daily with good electrolytes.
  5. Find your pattern. Begin to explore your basic state and symptoms, and use a symptom tracker to get to know your red flags and measure progress.
  6. Clear the toxins out of your house. This is skincare, cleaning products, food containers, cookware, air fresheners, pesticides, weed killers, and that sort of thing.
  7. Add a multi-B vitamin or Multivitamin that doesn’t have either folate (in any form) or B12 (in any form). The B vitamins work as a group, and to methylate properly, you need all of them. The only ones I know of are from Seeking Health. “B Minus” is the B complex, and “Multivitamin Sensitive” is the multi.
  8. Talk to your family. You got your MTHFR issue from someone in your family, and your siblings and children might also have inherited it. Is someone else in your family who would benefit from changing their diet and state of health?
  9. Add some gentle detox to your life. Saunas, anything that induces sweating, castor oil packs, boosting fiber or taking clay internally, dry skin brushing, Epsom salts baths, etc…
  10. Boost your self-care. Make sure you’re getting good sleep, reducing stress, reducing inflammation, boosting antioxidants, and giving yourself the best foundation possible.
  11. Learn. Taking a course like MTHFR for LIfe to help you understand the impacts of this mutation, how to talk to your doctor, how MTHFR interacts with prescription medications, and how to get started supplementing with some extra support.

STAGE 2: UNIQUE TO YOUR BASIC STATE GROUP

  1. Understand your basic state. Are you an overmethylator? An undermethylator? or neutral? Begin to address the common issues for your group.
  2. Make specific changes for your basic state group.
  3. Add 5-LMTHF and/or folinic acid and B12 If you tolerate high folate foods.
  4. Add folate alternatives plus B12 if you don’t tolerate high-folate foods.
  5. Fine-tune your dosages and dosing patterns
are you an overmethylator or an undermethylator? You might be able to guess just based on these images.

STAGE 3: OPTIMIZE FOR YOUR PERSONAL SYMPTOM PROFILE

  1. Eliminate your food sensitivities
  2. Do an antioxidant/oxidative stress review
  3. Manage your specific symptoms
    1. Allergies and sensitivities
    2. Toxic symptoms
    3. Hormone imbalance
    4. Energy level
    5. Cell repair and reproduction
    6. Heart and Cardiovascular
    7. Other

MTHFR Is For Life

Your genes are your genes – we don’t yet have the technology to change them easily, but we can certainly change their impact on your health. Finding out that you have an MTHFR polymorphism can be an incredible turning point in your life where you get to decide to become the best you possible.

Start here for MTHFR - your genes don't get to tell you how healthy you can be. You do.

What is Next?

  1. Sign up for the mailing list to stay on top of all the great tips, tricks, and lifehacks for MTHFR folks, and get a free downloadable version of this document and a symptom tracker along with some other free goodies.
  2. Join us in Genetic Rockstars – our amazing MTHFR community- other MTHFR folks need to hear your story, and they know exactly what you’re going through. Like you, they are on the same lifestyle path and becoming better humans.
  3. Take a Course from Dr. Amy. If you’re committed to doing it yourself, then make sure you’re doing it with the best information possible to save yourself some heartache.
  4. Get one-on-one health coaching with Dr. Amy. If you’re struggling and you need help, I’m here for you. Learn more about all of it here.
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  1. Years ago I did a research study on genetics and also participated in the study, it only involved a DNA swab from buccal mucosa. At the time I was on very few meds and the study involved looking for genetic abnormalities that might affect the usefulness or toxicity of certain drugs. At the time I was not on methotrexate but I started it last weekend. Looking at my results it found my MTHFR activity was slightly reduced, but also “no increased risk of hyperhomocysteinemia” was mentioned, hopefully meaning my activity was so minimally reduced, I should have no issues. genotype 1298A>C AA 677C>T CT. MTHFR 677C>T ALLELE
    I started met at 10mg and plan on slowing increasing to 20mg. No side effects so far with the 10mg.

    Strong family history of depression and anxiety, 2 alcoholic siblings, both parents had Alzheimer’s dementia and a daughter needing a fertility doctor (unable to conceive)

    • Hi Scott,
      I’d interpret those results to mean that you have a heterozygous mutation in the C677T gene. That means one C copy – which is the wild type – and one T copy, which is the polymorphism. According to the research I’ve seen, that means you have about 65% function of your MTHFR gene and 35% impairment. It’s not what I would consider insignificant, especially given your family history, which is riddled with MTHFR-type issues. I’m glad you aren’t having any side effects of the methotrexate – that’s great news. Certainly, keep your doctor posted if you do end up having symptoms and take steps with your diet and lifestyle to manage the MTHFR as much as possible. Methotrexate is such a helpful drug, it would be best if you could continue to take it with no problem. Let me know how it all plays out for you!

      • Good morning I’m glad I’ve found your sight. Finally some information that is helpful thank you. I had Genome Pulse testing my MTHFR results were A772G-A/G. C677T -C/T A1402G G/A so connected to MTHFR Help. Also is dairy and wheat a no-no ?

        • Hi Marika,
          I’m glad you’re here! Wheat is a no-no when it is enriched with folic acid, because folic acid is really difficult for us to process, and it actually makes MTHFR function worse. Dairy is ok for some but some people have a sensitivity to it.

      • Hi Amy,

        Im from Australia and need some help

        Recently i was tested and these were my results:

        MTHFR – c677T heterozygous mutation detected
        MTHFR – A1298C heterozygous mutation detected

        Apparently ”this combination of genotypes is unlikely to be clinically significant ” – well what my test notes said anyway
        Is that true?
        Will i need to worry so much?
        Ive listened to so many of your podcasts and felt i related with the symptoms of MTHFR and ive started making sure i include more naturally rich folate foods and B vitamins. I do feel it helps but sometimes I also feel the same.

        Thoughts?
        Any further testing needed?
        Thanks so much!

        • Hi Jade,
          I also have a compound heterozygous mutation (one bad copy of each) and it’s arguably one of the most significant mutations possible because it compromises the enzyme in two different ways. So, in my view it is clinically significant and in my life it certainly has been. Great start with the diet – that’s always the foundation. Supplements would be the next step. Did you download the guide? Thanks for being here!

  2. This is great information. I am homozygous C677T and also have the COMT. I haven’t had my 4 children tested yet but am almost sure they are homozygous as well. I have two children with ADHD and other symptoms. Finding out about this gene is a game-changer as far as managing health goes. I just found out in February of this year so I’m still working towards making changes, but I’m already starting to feel a bit better. Thank you for this website and your podcasts. I plan to listen to all of them and learn as much as I can about this.

    • I’m so glad you found this and if you have questions, send them along and I’ll see if I can answer them either in a blog post, a podcast episode, or to you directly. Finding out about MTHFR has been a game-changer for me, so I want to help as many mutants as I can!

  3. I recently graduated with a certification in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and a fellow practitioner told me to learn everything that I can about MTHFR, that it will make a huge difference in helping clients heal. I have spent all weekend going through your website and listening to your podcasts and I can’t thank you enough for your work and education. I am hungry to learn! I will watch in anticipation of your course (I have signed up for emails).
    Thank you- thank you!!
    Kimber

  4. Thanks so much for this information it has been most helpful! I just found out I have 1 copy A1298C variant and my physician sent me your link. I have hoshimotos and I have one child with celiac disease. I haven’t gotten through all of your information yet but I’m sure there is a connection. I also lost a sister to breast cancer that ended up having AML. We were told it was from the chemo she received for the breast cancer treatment but now I am wondering if it was genetics. Thanks so much for all of the information.

    • Hi Lisa,
      I’m so glad you’re here! Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease, in general, could certainly be related (same with celiac). The risk of some cancers is related as well – especially breast, prostate, and colon but those have a wonderful U-shaped correlation. So with MTHFR and low folate status, the risk is increased, but with MTHFR with healthy folate status and normalized methylation, new research is showing that there is somewhat of a protective effect. One more reason to really work on following the plan and getting the folic acid out and bringing in the good natural forms of folate. Thanks so much for being here and keep me posted if there is anything you’d like to hear more about on the site or in the podcast. 🙂

      • Thank you so much for replying. I had trouble finding this spot again on the website, I am glad I made it back here. My dad also had prostate cancer in 2019, he is doing well thank God. I need to figure out how to get the podcast, I don’t want to miss a thing. Thanks again, Lisa

  5. Hello, me again, since finding out about my gene mutation I have been trying to take Seeking Health Active B12 with L-5-MTHF that my functional medicine Dr. prescribed back in April but I can not seem to take it without getting a migraine. I wasn’t sure if it is just a dosage issue or maybe I am sensitive to one of the ingredients. Do you hear that complaints often? Thanks, Lisa

    • Hi Lisa,
      *LOTS* of MTHFR folks have trouble with methylfolate and various forms of B12. Migraines, trouble sleeping, anxiety, panic – they’re all really common. It could be a dosage issue – maybe just too much too soon, or it could be that these forms are difficult for you. This is part of why I think with MTHFR we should start each ingredient separately so we know how our body reacts. Always start with eliminating synthetic folic acid from your diet and supplements. Then add in good B vitamins (withought methylfolate or any B12), then try B12 until you find a form that agrees with your body, the last try methylfolate. It takes time to do it right and it’s really tempting to rush the process, but it really matters to figure out how your body is responding to things because we are all different on this journey. I hope that helps! If you’re looking for more resources, check out the podcast on Apple podcasts here or join the free MTHFR community Genetic Rockstars here. Thanks so much for reading!

  6. Thanks Amy! I’ve found all your work very interesting. I am writing to you from Argentina, after several years with studies where homocysteine was super high. My doctor realized that it was a genetic issue. My results were: Result: Genotype 677 Heterozygous CT Result: Genotype 1298 Heterozygous AC. Any specific tips about my diet? Or any supplement? I’m diving into your podcast. Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Federico,
      I’m so glad you’re here! I have the same mutation pattern you do (compound heterozygous) so welcome to the family. My biggest tip would be to start tracking your symptoms right now if you haven’t already. They’re your best guide moving forward. Also, make sure you add other B vitamins in before you try starting methylfolate – it goes much more smoothly that way! Keep me posted and let me know how your homocysteine does now that you’re working on balancing your methylation. Also, if you’re interested in talking with other folks with the MTHFR mutation, the MTHFR community Genetic Rockstars is amazing.

  7. I’m so glad to have found your video on YouTube today. I’m bedridden with 2 years of treatment of Lyme, I was doing great and crashed and now I know it’s ok. And I now know why. I just don’t know how to get that stressor out of my bucket (because she lives in my yard now ). She’s my Childhood trauma source that never ended. My daily reminder. I have mold exposure all in my body I just found out, too. I want to get back to where I was and be able to live in the world and not exist in my bed bubble. I’ll read your info on this site and digest it all. Thank you for the info in such a great way I could understand!

    • Hi Adasha,
      I am so glad you’re here! And yes – the childhood stressors are the *hardest* ones to get out of our buckets, especially as time moves on and family roles change. I know you’ll get out of the bed bubble, just be kind and gentle and patient with yourself. Regaining health takes time and sometimes “bed bubble” time is a big part of that. If you have questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask! Big hugs from me.

      • Hi Amy, I am having terrible trouble with all my B vitamins, I am heterozygous C677T/A1298C, when I take tiny doses of methylfolate I have big time anxiety and way to much energy, I constantly feel overstimulated, so I have to stop all my B vitamins for awhile just to feel like I have my feet on the ground, oh, and I cannot sleep at all, please help!!! I just want my brain to relax! Thank you Lori

        • Hi Loriann,
          That is a terrible feeling. It sounds like for you, the methylated B vitamins are a bit too much right now. Are you able to tolerate foods that are naturally rich in folate? (This is beans, lentils, green leafy vegetables, etc…) That might be the best way to go for a while with a multivitamin that doesn’t have any methylfolate or methylcobalamin (like multivitamin sensitive from Seeking Health). Also, if you’re still feeling wound up from the methylated vitamin you were taking, try some of the steps in this article I hope this helps!

  8. Hi Amy! This is the best resource (you and William Walsh) for health advice I have ever found. Question about the B minus product. Is the inositol hexanicotinate ingredient recommended for us overmethylators? Also, have you found low-normal creatinine levels in overmethylators generally? Is it likely my level will go up with folate supplementation ? thanks Amy!

    • Hey Kelly,
      Thanks so much! I appreciate that – I’m really trying to make this a good resource for us MTHFR folks.
      In terms of the inositol hexanicotinate – it’s a great form of B3 and as far as I know it’s well tolerate by both over- and under-methylators.
      I haven’t seen a link between creatinine levels (which is a measure of kidney clearance) in MTHFR generally, but creatine levels (the muscle fuel) are often low with MTHFR – both patterns. It does need to be methylated, and so it can be hard for us to really keep up with our body’s demands. The creatinine levels probably won’t change with folate supplementation, but creatine might. 🙂 Thanks for being here!

      • Thanks! I would love to know if you come across another b multi without folate and inositol and biotin. The biotin is causing me to breakout in lots of pimples. Ive tested it separately many times and it’s definitely the biotin.

  9. Hi Dr. Amy!
    Do you still have a mailing list? I would love to get the downloadable symptom tracker.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Caitlin,
      I’m in the process of upgrading my sign up forms, but I emailed you the symptom tracker so let me know if you don’t get it!
      Thanks for asking,
      Amy

  10. Is there any research suggesting that the increased amount of folic acid in so many “enriched” foods is related to the increase in ADHD, spectrum disorders, inflammatory diseases etc. in the US population?

    • Hi Wendy,
      Great question! There is good research that suggests folic acid, especially UMFA levels in pregnant moms and babys’ cord blood with autism: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32844208/ but I haven’t seen too much on ADHD. There have been significant increases in neuroatypia, inflammatory disease, cancer rates, etc… but there are so many factors involved (environmental toxins, changing diets, decreasing food quality and increasing quantity, etc…) that it is really hard to point fingers. The research is acknowledging, slowly, that there could be problems and I did find one remarkable study that suggested substituting methyl folate for folic acid (yes please!), but we’re a long way from conclusive research saying it’s bad. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36016938/

  11. Hi Amy,

    I spend lots of time in the car and have listened to your podcasts on MTHFR. So helpful – thank you! My 19 year old daughter has been seeing a naturopath for the last year and a half due to issues with depression, weight gain, and fatigue, among other symptoms. She was told to take a whole host of supplements, none of which really helped her with anything. We finally tested her hormones and her methylation was poor, and testosterone, DHEA, iodine, and free T3 and T4 were all low! I took her to a dietician looking for help and he suggested MTHFR as well as cortisol tests. Well turns out she is heterozygous 1298C and also high cortisol. Can all of this be caused by the MTHFR gene? My entire side of the family is hypothyroid so not sure if that’s a totally separate issue. Unsure of where to go from here to help her! Thank you so much!

    • Hi Christine,
      Great question, and quite a complex one. Methylation could be the link between all of these things for sure – people with MTHFR polymorphisms are more likely than average to have hypothyroid and trouble eliminating estrogen (which leads to higher estrogen, higher sex hormone binding globulin, which gobbles up all the free testosterone). But, still, to be on the safe side it’s essential that your daughter also visit an endocrinologist because with so many hormones low, we want to rule out other causes of low hormones as well – like is her pituitary under functioning? Is there some central signal missing? So I would say endocrinologist is probably step one, and if they can rule out more significant causes of problems, then possibly an appointment with me or someone local who can focus on the MTHFR. Does that make sense? If you’d like to have a free 15-minute meet and greet to talk it through, you can schedule one here: https://calendly.com/amy-tohealthwiththat/15min I hope this helps!

  12. Hello I have a question where and how do people get tested for MTHFR gene mutations and analyzse their results? Thank you.

    • Hi Natali,
      I think the best way to test is by using a DNA service like 23andme.com or ancestry.com – they have very affordable test kits that will give you information about thousands of genes (not just MTHFR). These services don’t really address MTHFR, but once you get your results back you can download your raw data and then upload it to a second service called Geneticgenie.org. They offer a methylation panel that is excellent – it will give you information about MTHFR but also related genes that are very useful. I hope this helps!

  13. Just discovered your podcast yesterday and have been loving it so far! Listening as I dismantle my Christmas tree!

    My question is on C677T… everything I see says CC is normal, TC is heterozygous, and TT is homozygous for the mutation. My results show that I am AG. Can you explain what that means? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Emily – So glad you found the podcast! Don’t you love it when they change all the terminology on you? So freaking helpful. AG is the equivalent of CT, so sounds like you have a heterozygous C677T mutation. Welcome to the club! 🙂

  14. Hi Amy,

    So glad to have somebody to talk to about MTHFR. I found out I have homozygous c677t when I was trying to conceive and lost 2 before finding out. I’ve had anxiety my whole life but just didn’t know that’s what it was. I overthink EVERYTHING, and have really bad ADHD, cannot focus, cannot sit still, and cannot figure out how to manage all of this.
    I am currently on Adderall XR for the ADHD, and Celexa 10 mg for the anxiety. But neither are working well right now and I am EXTREMELY overwhelmed. I take methylfolate in a multivitamin and I take curcumin. Should I switch anxiety or ADHD meds?? I’m at an extreme lost here and just feel so depressed almost because I don’t know how to fix myself.

    • Hi Nikki,
      That is such a tough spot. Question – did the Adderall actually help you focus and calm down, or is it just feeding into the can’t sit still, can’t focus loop? If you’re not 100% sure it’s helping then that’s probably the first one to talk with your doctor about tapering off of because for a lot of people it really winds them up (which feel like focus because you get things done, but isn’t actually focus, it’s just more energy). I’m so glad you found out about your MTHFR though – that will help us move forward. The methylfolate multivitamin – that’s another one that winds some people up – do you know if the anxiety/agitation is better or worse since you started that one? Schedule a 15 minute meet and greet if you’re interested in working together! https://calendly.com/amy-tohealthwiththat/15min Also, if you’re not ready to make the leap to working together but want some extra support with the MTHFR issues, Genetic Rockstars might be a great fit – there is a ton of great information to help you help yourself. https://community.tohealthwiththat.com

  15. Hi 👋🏻
    I have the homogenous c6777T gene it literally explains my whole life and that of both of my children. I feel so overwhelmed I don’t know where to start. I am in surgical menopause and can’t seem to tolerate bio identical estrogen HRT do you know if there is a link to this and MTHFR?
    Thanks

    • Hi Sandra,
      I totally hear you! I felt the same way when I found out about MTHFR, “It explains EVERYTHING, and also, now what do I do about it?” It can be super overwhelming at the start. There are two ways you could go – one is to listen to Season 2 of the podcast – here’s a link to it on youtube, but it’s also on all the podcast apps – it will walk you through getting started with MTHFR step-by-step. If you want something a little more in-depth, Genetic Rockstars has a free basics course and a 10-week step-by-step with more information included in the monthly cost (It’s less than $10 per month). That will help you get you and your family started right.

      And yes – SO MANY of us (myself included) don’t tolerate any form of hormone therapy at all. Especially if you also have a COMT gene. I hope this helps!

  16. Hi! I’m so happy to have found you! My DNA results show rs1801131 TG and slow COMT (also rs1801133 GG) I’m trying to figure out how I can adjust my life without completely overwhelming myself! I’m also so confused if I can start HRT post hysterectomy/single oopherectomy with these results. Can you shed any light? Thanks for being here!

    • Hey Kara!
      I’m so glad you’re here. The changes can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but honestly, just take it one step at a time. The first and biggest thing is to try to get food fortified with folic acid out of your diet. In the US that is mostly grain products – bread, pastry, pasta, breakfast cereal, etc… There are lots of alternatives now, which is great. 100% organic is usually not fortified (but still check the labels), and gluten free isn’t usually fortified. If you can take that step, you’re 80% of the way there. With the slow COMT and HRT – you can try the HRT for sure, but ask your doctor for the lowest possible dose (even half of what he or she would normally start with) first and make sure it’s bioidentical. With slow COMT we are abnormally hormone sensitive and hormones don’t get eliminated very well, but since you’ve had the hysterectomy and partial oophorectomy, you will probably need a little hormone boost. Keep me posted!

  17. Hi Amy. I am very new to all of this. Can you tell me if there’s a link between mthfr and liver health? I have recently discovered my liver is fatty and my enzymes raised but it’s come at a time where I am having lots of skin irritations, I’m sensitive to perfumes and fragrances – I don’t wear them but if I walk past someone or walk into a shop with fragrances my face starts to feel prickly and I get a bit wheezy. Having lots of other symptoms of toxicity too. My dr has mentioned MCAS. I haven’t tested for mthfr mutation yet but I’m pretty certain I have it. I have adhd, chronic fatigue syndrome, feel awful after taking vitamins and lots of other symptoms. Can you tell me if taking beef liver capsules are beneficial instead of taking B vitamin? I also have high PTH and am seeing an endocrinologist about this next month. My calcium is normal. I have cleaned up diet, don’t eat anything with folic acid, I am not taking much in way of medication – a ppi (which I would love to get off) and a baby dose of beta blocker, vitamin wise I am taking silybum for liver, magnesium, vit D, and beef liver. Is it safe to take an antihistamine, and would taking one daily help if I do have mcas?
    Thank you for all your wonderful information.

    • Hi Kelly,
      There is a link between MTHFR and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Also, to sensitivities, ADHD, chronic fatigue and so my guess would also be that you have an MTHFR variant. So glad you found us! Beef liver capsules can be very beneficial, but of course the dose of B vitamins is pretty low so it isn’t a complete solution for everyone. I can’t really say if it’s safe for you to take an antihistamine because I only have this brief paragraph about your history, but for most people with MTHFR and MCAS it is both safe and helpful so it’s definitely something to talk with your doctor about. Also, have you thought about joining us in Genetic Rockstars? The community is so helpful and there are a ton of resources for people with MTHFR but also a bunch of people with MTHFR who also have some of the things you’re struggling with like ME/CFS, MCAS, sensitivities, and ADHD. We’d love to see you there!

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