What is Methyl Support?
Methyl Support is a professional grade nutraceutical loaded with highly bioavailable nutrients that have been recognized for their ability to support healthy function among various methyl groups. Methylation is a natural process that revolves around methyl groups, which are groupings of three hydrogen atoms and one single carbon atom. During methylation, these methyl groups are moved throughout the body to be donated to other molecules in need. Proper methylation contributes to optimal wellness by supporting the healthy production and function of a wide variety of critical substances in the body that include immune cells, neurotransmitters, DNA/RNA, proteins, hormones, enzymes and cellular membranes. Methylation can also break down an amino acid known as homocysteine, which can actually be harmful to the body when too much of it accumulates. Since folate (vitamin B9) is required for methylation to occur, this process is also referred to as the folate cycle.
Trimethylglycine (TMG) is an organic compound found in the body that helps donate methyl groups during the folate cycle. TMG is especially known to support healthy liver function during methylation. This compound has also been recognized for its ability to promote healthy mood through its support of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) production, as well as its ability to promote reduced levels of homocysteine by supporting the production of dimethylglycine (DMG).
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) assists the body in effectively utilizing other B vitamins, such as vitamin B6 and the critical vitamin B9. In doing so, vitamin B2 can support optimal methylation and whole body health. In addition to supporting a healthy folate cycle, vitamin B2 also promotes healthy red blood cell production, energy production and metabolism of various fats, medications and steroids.
Vitamin B6 is another nutrient that is required for healthy folate cycle function. In addition to supporting proper methylation, vitamin B6 is required for over 100 enzymatic reactions as well as the production of a powerful antioxidant known as glutathione. This nutrient has also been recognized for its ability to support both healthy nervous system and brain function. Methyl Support contains two forms of vitamin B6: Pyridoxine HCl and the highly absorbable, or bioavailable, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate.
Vitamin B9 (Folate or Folic Acid)
Folate or vitamin B9 is again critical to the methylation process. In addition to being required for the folate cycle, vitamin B9 is known for its ability to support healthy red blood cell production as well as proper cellular development and function.
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) is a necessary component of the DNA synthesis process as well as the production of red blood cells. This crucial nutrient is also required for the production of an enzyme known as methionine synthase, which helps break potentially harmful homocysteine down into methionine. Methylcobalamin is also the active form of vitamin B12, so it does not have to be converted before being utilized in the body.
Why do you need Methyl Support?
As modern medicine continues trying to understand as much as possible about the human body, more medical professionals are recognizing methylation as a process that is critical to optimal whole body health and proper function of a variety of essential processes. Methylation describes the journey that methyl groups, which are composed of a single carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms, go through as they are dispersed and donated throughout the body to support various functions and processes. As these methyl groups are donated to other molecules, they have the potential to support the production and function of a number of substances in the body that include proteins, immune cells, hormones, DNA/RNA, cellular membranes, neurotransmitters and enzymes. Of course, this process also requires nutrients and organic compounds in order to function properly itself. Methylation is so reliant on folate (vitamin B9), for example, that it is also referred to as the folate cycle. However, vitamin B9 is far from the only nutrient that can help ensure efficient methylation to support optimal whole body health. Fortunately, the nutraceutical industry has made it convenient for consumers to provide their bodies with the nutrients they need for optimal methylation.
The folate cycle is a very efficient process that transports various methyl groups from one molecule to the other. These methyl groups are often donated by certain nutrients like methyl-B12 and methyl folate, and the folate cycle ensures that they will be donated throughout the body to molecules in need. These potential reactions affect so many different substances and processes in the body that not having a properly-functioning folate cycle can lead to a variety of symptoms and health conditions. When DNA/RNA expression is not functioning properly, for example, a body is more likely to experience chronic illness. Since methylation also has a direct effect on the body’s detoxification process, any disruptions to the folate cycle could lead to an accumulation of environmental toxins as well.
Proper methylation has another direct effect on whole body health due to its role in breaking down homocysteine, an amino acid that can actually lead to a range of detrimental health conditions that are connected to cardiovascular disease. These conditions include heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Fortunately, certain nutrients and organic compounds can help the body break homocysteine down into substances that can be better utilized. Three B vitamins have been recognized as being especially capable of promoting healthy metabolism of homocysteine: vitamins B6, B9 and B12. These B vitamins work together to help maintain proper homocysteine levels, promoting healthy cardiovascular function and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin B12 is also capable of supporting healthy homocysteine levels on its own by aiding the production of methionine synthase, which is an enzyme that can break homocysteine down into methionine.
It is well known that the body relies on a bevy of supportive micronutrients such as these three B vitamins in order to maintain a healthy folate cycle. Folate is possibly the most critical of these nutrients, but other B vitamins often play crucial roles during the methylation process as well. The body also requires vitamin B6 for methylation to occur, and none of these B vitamins might be able to perform their tasks effectively without vitamin B2 (riboflavin). This micronutrient actually helps the body to better utilize other B vitamins like B6, B9 and B12 for a wide range of functions and processes, including methylation.
How can EVEXIAS Methyl Support Help Me?
Today, consumers can purchase professional grade nutraceuticals that have been designed to target specific functions and processes in the body, such as methylation. Methyl Support is packed with vitamins B2, B6, B9 and B12 for full support of a healthy folate cycle. In addition to being loaded with these versatile B vitamins, Methyl Support has also been expertly designed with trimethylglycine (TMG). This organic compound is found naturally in the body and is known to assist the body in donating methyl groups throughout the body to other molecules. TMG is known to support healthy liver function by specifically targeting methyl groups in the liver, and it can also provide the body with further assistance in maintaining healthy homocysteine levels by promoting the production of dimethylglycine (DMG).