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November 5th, 2013, 01:56 PM
MelChicago MelChicago is offline
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I have the MTHFR a1298c variant- just one, which is not thought to cause blood clotting when it's just on one allele instead of both. According to my RE, 60% of people have this single variant. He checked my homocysteine levels just to be sure, and they were fine. Still, I take the aspirin and folate.

I take Optimized Folate (L-5-methylfolate), NOT folic acid, which I order on Amazon. There are many women who are much more knowledgeable about it than me, but as I understand, to use folic acid, your body has to break it down and convert it several times. If you have MTHFR, your body does not do this efficiently, which is why women take 5000units just to get enough. The L-5-methylfolate is a more "basic" or root version that the body can use directly and doesn't need to be broken down.
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