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Methylation, Neurotransmitters and Mental Health

Many dozens of neurotransmitters have so far been identified in the human brain. They are associated with specific mental disorders including:

  • depression: serotonin
  • schizophrenia: dopamine, glutamate, serotonin
  • anxiety: norephinedrine, GABA
  • Parkinson’s disease: dopamine

Good mental health requires proper neurotransmitter activity. Methylation is one of the key mechanisms to switch “off” genes that produce neurotransmitter transporters. Undermethylated persons have reduced serotonin activity and a tendency for depression, whilst overmethylated persons have a tendency for anxiety and schizophrenia.

Nutrient therapy can adjust methylation and can produce major benefits for these patients.

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