I’ve written a bunch about a genetic defect that affect 1 in 7 people. This defect keeps us from converting folate (folic acid) to its final usable form. It is linked to heart disease (heart attacks, strokes), Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, aspartame sensitivities, ADHD, autism, mercury toxicity, and many more things.
A question came up today about Parkinson’s disease, so I looked it up and found a research paper stating that folate polymorphism (genetic deficiency) is linked to an increased incidence of Parkinson’s.
The good news is that this genetic problem can be managed with supplementation of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), which is the final usable form of folate.
BTW, 5-MTHF is on sale this month.
Association of MTHFR, MTR, and MTRR polymorphisms with Parkinson’s disease among ethnic Chinese in Taiwan.
Genetic Folate Deficiency Linked to Parkinson’s