Methylation is a huge topic and an essential process for every cell and organ in our body. When we don’t methylate effectively we may experience health issues that range form headaches and chronic fatigue to more serious issues such as bipolar, psychosis and schizophrenia.
A methyl unit is a single carbon molecule and life is the continual exchange and acquisition of carbon molecules. Methylation is the process of the body donating (attaching or detaching) these carbon atoms. This process of methylation is vitally important for every cell and organ. Methylation assists in gene expression, it turns genes on and off.
Making sure we methylate effectively is essential. It is everything about how your cell functions and is built and operates. If you have a problem with methylation you have a problem with everything!
Roles of methylation
- DNA synthesis and repair
- Cell replication and repair – especially in fetal development
- Neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolism
- Energy production
- Hormone regulation
- Gene Expression