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    Ive just been diagnosed with a compounded hetero Mthfr too. Well actually I was diagnosed in 2011 but my IVF specialist didn't tell me that it was related to fertility. Several miscarriages later and it has just been picked up and explained to me by a GP. Well she recommended this website for the Thorne brand, Methyl guard forte: iherb.com.

    Hope that is useful. x

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    I have just got blood results back saying I am homozygous for MTHFR A1298C which is apparently the variant with less complications? My homocysteine levels are fine though. My dh has come back as heterozygous for MTHFR A1298C. I have no idea what any of this means its waaay out of my league! I had a miscarriage earlier this year and now worried it could be related. What was everyone advised by their fs about this? Im speaking to my dr asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbird1 View Post
    I have just got blood results back saying I am homozygous for MTHFR A1298C which is apparently the variant with less complications? My homocysteine levels are fine though. My dh has come back as heterozygous for MTHFR A1298C. I have no idea what any of this means its waaay out of my league! I had a miscarriage earlier this year and now worried it could be related. What was everyone advised by their fs about this? Im speaking to my dr asap!
    Drs dont know much at all about mthrf and shrug it off and tell you to take folic acid when you need to stay away from. Just have a look on the net for Info. Dr ben lynch is very knowledgeable but hes in the usa and on the. Net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanabemum View Post
    Ive just been diagnosed with a compounded hetero Mthfr too. Well actually I was diagnosed in 2011 but my IVF specialist didn't tell me that it was related to fertility. Several miscarriages later and it has just been picked up and explained to me by a GP. Well she recommended this website for the Thorne brand, Methyl guard forte: iherb.com.

    Hope that is useful. x
    Hey. Yeh I already get all my pills from them. I found some for cheaper tho but I need to look into it a bit more. Im.on the 5mg l-5-methylfolate, b6, b12 lozenges and vit c. I just hate having to take so many pills for the rest of my life boooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffanyandco View Post
    Drs dont know much at all about mthrf and shrug it off and tell you to take folic acid when you need to stay away from. Just have a look on the net for Info. Dr ben lynch is very knowledgeable but hes in the usa and on the. Net.

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    Thanks tiffanyandco. Ur right the dr had no clue but I saw a fertility naturopath who said the variant I have is not as serious and I just need to take a more absorbed form of folic acid. She has given me folic acid b6 and b12 in a more absorbed form to take once a day. Does that sound right?

    What did u mean about staying away from folic acid when doctors advise to take more? Do u mean the basic folic acid and not the more absorbed form? Im getting confused lol

    Does that sound right to u that she has given me folic acid b6 and b12 in a more absorbed form?

    Thanks heaps for ur help

    I must say I'm relieved I dont have the c677t variant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbird1 View Post
    Thanks tiffanyandco. Ur right the dr had no clue but I saw a fertility naturopath who said the variant I have is not as serious and I just need to take a more absorbed form of folic acid. She has given me folic acid b6 and b12 in a more absorbed form to take once a day. Does that sound right?

    What did u mean about staying away from folic acid when doctors advise to take more? Do u mean the basic folic acid and not the more absorbed form? Im getting confused lol

    Does that sound right to u that she has given me folic acid b6 and b12 in a more absorbed form?

    Thanks heaps for ur help

    I must say I'm relieved I dont have the c677t variant!
    Your body cant process normal folic acid so you need to take methylfolate which is the form you need to be taking. Taking folic acid will just build up in your system and cause cancer, blood clots ect. Take normal folic acid will give you baby birth defects or cause miscarriage because you wont have folate which is what your baby will need. Drs still say take extra folic acid because that was the very very old protocol and after much more research they discovered it was causing harm.

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    Folate is essential for cell growth and reproduction, the breakdown and utilization of proteins, the formation of nucleic acids, red blood cell maturation, and a variety of CNS reactions. Both folic acid and dihydrofolate are not biologically active forms of folate, but are essentially pro-drugs, and must undergo enzymatic transformation to L-methylfolate in order to be used by cells, and unlike other forms of folate, L-methylfolate readily crosses the blood-brain barrier for use in the CNS. It is impossible to get L-methylfolate from food. One has to get L-methylfolate through supplementation.

    Supplemental and enriched folic acid foods should be avoided by those afflicted with MTHFR C677T mutations because the MTHFR mutation has partially destroyed the MTHFR enzyme which is required to process folic acid completely.

    Natural foods with folate should be consumed by all with MTHFR mutations as food folate helps make other forms of folic acid which are needed for various functions.

    Those with MHTFR mutations do not process folic acid into 5-MTHF.

    If folic acid does not turn into 5-MTHF, folic acid levels build up. Elevated folic acid has potential to stimulate pre-existing cancer cells so you need to stay away from it.

    That said, it is unwise to provide supplemental folic acid to anyone with MTHFR  mutations.

    However, what one should understand is there is an already methylated, active form of folate available. This is L-5-MTHF and is available via supplement form over the counter and is also available by prescription only.

    Australia does not sell it though so you would need to buy it from the usa.


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    Thanks for that. Is this form of folate ur talking about called "folinic acid"? I saw a naturopath who only sees fertility patients and treats alot of ppl with mthfr. She said this is the form i needed with a1298c variation. She said she has alot of patients with it and "folinic acid" is how she treats it. She explained how folinic acid is different to normal folic acid I didnt really understand tho. She said it was the 'active' form of folic acid. She also said u cant buy it in shops or online and that it is a practioner only product. Does that sound right to u?


 

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