What is MTHFR Pathways?
MTHFR Pathways contains synergistic nutrients known to facilitate the efficient metabolism of homocysteine.
MTHFR Pathways maintains a healthy homocysteine pathway, allowing for the normal production of its necessary and important end products. (These include the sulfur-containing amino acids taurine and cysteine, and the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine.)*
An optimally functioning homocysteine pathway provides methyl and sulfur groups for biochemical reactions such as detoxification, healthy immune function, ideal joint and cartilage structure, and brain and cardiovascular health.
What are the benefits of MTHFR Pathways?
MTHFR Pathways provides essential nutrients for maintaining proper homocysteine metabolism and the synthesis of glutathione, the body’s most prominent antioxidant. It can also help support biochemical reactions such as: detoxification, healthy immune function, ideal joint and cartilage structure, and brain and cardiovascular health.*
What is the recommended dose?
Two capsules, once per day, is recommended.
When should I take it?
MTHFR Pathways should be taken with meals (preferably earlier in the day, as it can cause stimulation due to the B vitamins).
How long can I take MTHFR Pathways for?
MTHFR Pathways can be taken for 1-2 weeks during a liver support protocol, or long term for those who have a MTHFR gene variation.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
MTHFR Pathways should be taken at least 30 to 60 minutes away from thyroid medications. Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
Can I take MTHFR Pathways even if I don’t have a MTHFR gene mutation?
What if I feel worse after taking the MTHFR Pathways supplement?
While most people with Hashimoto’s tend to feel better, about 8 percent of people will feel worse with MTHFR Pathways. Some of the people who feel slightly worse (i.e. who may experience more anxiety and irritability) may benefit from a dosage reduction, in the case that their pathways are moving too quickly. However, if “feeling worse” lasts more than a few days, this could be due to overmethylation, other gene variations, or a sensitivity to the supplements, and the supplements should be discontinued and discussed with your practitioner.
Not to be used by those with a sulfur sensitivity. Do not use if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in this supplement.
Consult with a doctor before using if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid if taking the following medications: blood thinners.
Do not use without consulting your practitioner if you are currently taking the following medications: 5-fluorouracil, ACE inhibitors, activated charcoal, aminoglycoside antibiotics, amiodarone, antacids, anticoagulants/antiplatelet drugs, antidiabetic drugs, antihypertensive drugs, atazanavir, bisphosphonates, calcium channel blockers, capecitabine, cephalexin, chloroquine, cisplatin, digoxin, fosphenytoin, integrase inhibitors, levodopa/carbidopa, methotrexate, nitroglycerin, phenobarbital, penicillamine, phenytoin, potassium-sparing diuretics, primidone, pyrimethamine, quinolone antibiotics, ritonavir, skeletal muscle relaxants, sulfonylureas, tetracycline antibiotics.
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