Friday, June 14, 2013

Remedy #111 5 MTHF, a Natural Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Some people who have depression and anxiety have a genetic defect in which they have difficulty metabolizing folate and folic acid into their active forms. In these cases, 5 MTHF (5 Methlytetrahydrofolate) can be a very effective treatment since it's a biologically active form of folic acid and folate. 

Folate is a water-soluble form of vitamin B9 that the body needs to digest and process for cell growth and reproduction. It can be found in leafy vegetables, nuts, fruits and more. Unfortunately, 70 percent of people with depression have the genetic defect, resulting in their inability to to process folate into 5 MTHF.  So if you've had symptoms of depression and anxiety for a long time, for unexplained reasons, definitely give this a try. It may be all you need to cure yourself. In fact, a blood test at your local lab can determine if you have this genetic defect. Then you can get 5 MTHF over the counter as a supplement or on Amazon.