In 2003 the human genome project was completed and a group of related gene mutations were found to be defective in a large percentage of the population. Knowing which gene mutations you have will significantly impact which nutritional supplements you take and what to watch for with your children.
Getting Pregnant with Gene Mutation Testing
Gene mutation testing can uncover hidden factors that are affecting your ability to get pregnant by negatively impacting normal liver detoxification, hormone production, brain chemistry, and the immune system. At Isthmus Wellness we prefer to use the gene profiles provided by 23andME because they look to more than just MTHFR gene mutations. Knowing which gene mutations you have will significantly impact which nutritional supplements you take and what to watch for with your children.
MTHFR Gene Mutations
Isthmus Wellness estimates up to 70% of women struggling to get pregnant have one or two MTHRF gene mutations in addition to a handful of other possible gene mutations. If you have a single gene mutation your ability to detoxify, produce enzymes, heal from inflammation, generate neurotransmitters, and support your immune system are performing with 40% reduced function. If you have two gene mutations you are performing these vital functions at 70% reduced function.
MTHFR gene mutations disrupt the absorption of folate and folic acid supplements. If you feel worse when you take standard multi-vitamin supplements you are more likely to have these gene mutation. Low folate levels commonly cause fatigue, forgetfulness, irritability, and heart palpitations.
Getting pregnant with gene mutation testing includes looking at MTHFR gene mutations are hereditary and knowing if you have any can dramatically change the nutritional supplements we recommend. We strongly suggest you order the saliva gene testing through www.23andme.com for $99. You can then have your raw data imported directly to www.nutrahacker.com and follow their instructions for the medical reports. They offer a free detoxification report, a complete nutritional supplement report for $27, and the complete nutritional supplementation with genetic carrier and drug response reports for $50.