Ultimate Methylation Support with Methylation Pro Topical Lotion
With the science of nutritional genomics, we can predict with increasing precision who is more likely to develop specific diseases; who will respond positively or react negatively to a drug or supplement therapy; and finally, which nutrients are optimal for a specific individual’s treatment, health, and well-being. When looking at your GX Sciences profile one of the critical genetic SNPs to look for is the MTHFR polymorphism.
To recap from my blog entitled “What the Heck is Methylation”: Methyl groups are essential for normal DNA cell replication! They literally turn genes “on” or “off.” “Bad” gene expression can lead to birth defects, depression, cognitive decline, diseases and cancer and can be expressed by a depletion of your body’s methyl groups. So… if you have depleted methyl groups and you’re exposed to a toxin, an infection, or even a severe emotional stress, -- you express the bad gene.
What Does Methylation Do?
Methylation plays a key role in:
- Detoxification. Methylation is a primary method of removing toxins, by helping to convert fat soluble toxins to water soluble, so it can be excreted by the kidneys.
- Neurotransmitter synthesis and utilization. Methylation is part of the synthesis of dopamine and serotonin.
- Protein synthesis from our genes. Methylation is a key step in the formation of our enzymes and proteins.
- Protects the body’s telomeres. Telomeres are the “tails” on its DNA and chromosomes. As we get older these tails shorten. Methylation is involved in the preservation of these telomeres.
- Folate metabolism and cardiovascular health. Methylation is involved in converting homocysteine, back into methionine. Homocysteine is a dangerous amino acid that acts like the glue that holds plaque together in the artery.
- Hormonal regulation. Methylation is involved in balancing hormones in the liver, such as restoring the proper balance of estrogens, for example.
- Reduces inflammation by toxin removal, hormone balancing, neurotransmitter synthesis, and others.
- Helps protect the mitochondria. Methyl groups help adaptive energy production.
- Restores the level of SAMe to prevent depression, and other mental and physical effects on the body.
- Required to make coenzyme Q10. This vital substance is needed for heart health and for energy production within the mitochondria.
Those with the MTHFR polymorphism are what we call “poor methylators”. The topical cream -- Methylation Pro or the sublingual, (under the tongue), Methylation Complete promote and enhance the methylation processes. It includes Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate (B6) and Vitamin B12 in a methylated form called methylcobalamin (Methyl B12) and hydroxycobalamin (Hydroxy B12), and for additional neurologically and immune support the cream includes natural Vitamin D.
You may be wondering why include the vitamin D?
Researchers discovered that vitamin D is critical for maintaining normal brain functions, and cognitive disorders. Vitamin D not only assist the body neurologically and physically but stimulates your white blood cells. Here’s how it works: T-cells are a type of white blood cell that circulate around our bodies, scanning for cellular abnormalities and infections. When a T cell is exposed to a foreign pathogen, (invader), it extends a signaling device or 'antenna' known as a vitamin D receptor, with which it searches for vitamin D. This means that the T cell must have vitamin D or activation of the cell will cease. If the T cells cannot find enough vitamin D in the blood, they won't even begin to mobilize.
Methylation Complete may be sufficient for many who need methylation support. But there is another formula Methylation Pro for those who have the additional VDR Taq polymorphism. It’s been clinically observed that people with VDR Taq polymorphism may have trouble tolerating methyl donorsand VDR Taq inhibits the person's ability to absorb vitamin D at the cellular level without the cofactor Vitamin K.So, Methylation Pro has all the good Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate,methylcobalamin, and hydroxycobalaminwith vitamin D3 and the all-important, additional K2.