Methylfolate, l methylfolate, 5-MTHF, Deplin or active folate are all a form of folate (b vitamin 9), names used to describe a form of folate that is used as a supplement (methylfolate supplement) for people who have been diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutations.
Methylfolate anxiety is a form of anxiety that results from taking methylfolate supplements when they are not taken properly or should not be taken at all depending on the person’s other genetic factors.
People who have any history of mental health problems should not take l methylfolate due to the serious and severe side effects that they can cause including severe anxiety and depression including the risk of suicide in more severe cases.
Symptoms of L-Methylfolate side effects
If you have taken 5-MTHF supplements (methylfolate) and have or are experiencing any of the following side effects or symptoms stop taking them immediately:
Methylfolate side effect list:
- Severe anxiety
- Severe depression or major depression
- Panic attacks
- Dark thoughts
- Low mood
- Increased health issues and or increased reactions
- Sore muscles
- Physical and or mental reactions
- Reactions to food
- Side effects or drug interactions from other medications
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Why taking Methylfolate for MTHFR is NOT good enough
People with gene defects such as MTHFR have greater needs to support their health, that goes well beyond just taking activated folate supplements. Often people have serious health problems when they are first diagnosed. This means that they won’t get the full benefits from just supplementing methylfolate supplements. Having the gene mutation means that you have a number of problems. These need to be supported in order to properly treat the condition including preventing serious disease and may have no need for methylfolate especially if you already suffer from mental health issues.
Most of our MTHFR patients have other serious health problems that require special attention. Taking just methylfolate supplements is a big mistake that often leads to many other serious health problems.
The MTHFR gene mutation causes serious imbalances in the body that are detrimental to a persons health. Often having the gene disorder means that you could have any of the following problems, that need to be resolved that methylfolate supplements can’t resolve:
- Other vitamin & mineral imbalances
- Amino acid imbalances
- Problems with methylation
- Problems with folic acid
- Immune system imbalances
- Problems with energy production
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Problems with homocysteine
- Problems with neurotransmitters (Mental illness, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, mood problems etc)
- Infertility (hormone imbalances)
- And many more (Click here to see the symptoms of MTHFR)
Methylfolate side effects & dose
If you have reactions to l methylfolate and or side effects, this is not usually the result of dosage, this is because l methylfolate when used by the wrong person can cause reactions with COMT and MAO genes located in your neurotransmitter cycle. Therefore taking any amount of methylfolate can cause side effects due to disruption of methylation and biopterin.
Methylfolate side effects and folic acid
Some people confuse methylfolate with folic acid. While both can cause anxiety, these supplements are very different. Folic acid is a man-made artificial version of folate, this supplement can inhibit the production of naturally derived methylfolate leading to many symptoms including severe anxiety and many of the symptoms listed above. Methylfolate is also a man-made supplement that is designed to bypass the MTHFR gene whose job it is to convert folate and or folic acid into active folate or methylfolate.
Why methylfolate supplements can be dangerous
Every day people are diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutations. Often through a lack of information and or proper understanding of the complex nature of having the MTHFR disorder. People decide or are advised to take methylfolate, this can be a big mistake due to methylfolate side effects.
MTHFR gene mutations are complex and cause a wide range of problems in the body. Which is often unique to each individual. So it’s important to understand the risks associated with taking methylfolate supplements first.
- Conflicts with methylation and methylation processes with other gene mutations.
- Conflicts with other drugs, medications and other prescription drug interactions.
- Complications with pregnancy and methylation production.
- Can cause Methyl trapping.
- Can cause problems with homocysteine.
The danger of Methylfolate
Taking methylfolate can cause a condition known as “methyl trapping”. This condition can cause a person with MTHFR to go into a deep depression. It can lead to suicide. So it’s important to know if you have been diagnosed with MTHFR. Taking activated folate or 5 – MTHF supplements is not always going to be the right thing to do. Seeking a professional MTHFR practitioner to help with MTHFR treatments is very important.
For many people who have been diagnosed with a gene problem, methyfolate can be a good treatment. However, there is a right way and a wrong way of doing so. For people who have recently been diagnosed with MTHFR, they need to understand that over time, their health has been in decline. That while taking active folate may be very useful for the condition. There are a number of other serious health problems that may need to be addressed in order to treat the condition properly.
The best way to treat MTHFR
Finding out that you have MTHFR gene mutations can be good news. This is because you are now empowered to improve your health. Knowing which gene mutations you have helps with treatments and the prevention of disease, including advice on diagnosis or treatment. Advice diagnosis or treatment is best provided by seeking a professional MTHFR treatment, this is best done not with a medical advice diagnosis, this is because a medical advice diagnosis is not optimal when the problem is, in fact, a nutritional problem not a medical problem. When you have been diagnosed with the condition it is best to consult with a methlyaltion practitioner.
These practitioners have the right knowledge to provide the right treatments for the condition and proper use of methylfolate and or folic acid. Learn more about treating MTHFR here.
Alternately you can do this yourself using the following professional MTHFR treatment ebook.
onal problem not a medical problem. When you have been diagnosed with the condition. These practitioners have the right knowledge to provide the right treatments for the condition. Learn more about treating MTHFR here.