METHYLATION: OVER OR UNDER

METHYLATION: OVER OR UNDER

 

One of the most common questions I hear when I consult with patients is do I think they are over or undermethylated?

It is believed that genetic mutations can lead to abnormalities of the methylation process, which can influence energy production, neurotransmitter production, detoxification and our immune system. Most commonly we look at the MTHFR gene and its interaction with other genes. In essence undermethylation could lead to lower levels of serotonin, making them more susceptible to depression. Overmethylation can cause symptoms such as ADHD and Anxiety.

Rather than self diagnose it is important to analyze all the genes from the 23andme test and look at the big picture. Supplements can be recommended that can assist with the methylation process. At times we will prescribe labs such as histamine, zinc and copper to get a clearer picture of methylation.   It can also be beneficial to look at the SAM/SAH ratio through Doctors Data for further analysis.

For further information please check out our website mthfrandmore.com

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. has been practicing Chiropractic care in Camarillo, California for over 33 years. Throughout his experience, Dr. Veselak has recognized the importance of treating each patient based on their condition rather than their symptoms. In recent years, Dr. Michael Veselak has become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, allowing him to evaluate each patient neurologically and metabolically, as well as from a chiropractic standpoint. In doing so, Dr. Veselak has seen tremendous success in his patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Problems, and Thyroid Disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, such a Cold Laser, Hako-Med, Spinal Decompression, Vibration Therapy and Brain-based exercises, Dr. Michael Veselak has witnessed profound effects with various chronic conditions. It is his mission to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root cause of your pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms with medications. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic condition, please contact Dr. Michael Veselak at (805) 482-0723.

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