What is MTHFR?
MTHFR (short for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase), is a defective, or mutated gene that causes a wide range of health conditions and symptoms. Sadly, many with MTHFR are often misdiagnosed. We have heard reports from Sunlighten customers that they are typically diagnosed after years of suffering from mysterious health calamities that often came without explanation. Among other things, MTHFR
- Disables the body’s ability to break down toxins or heavy metals, leaving someone with excessively high levels of iron, copper, lead, or mercury in the body.
- Can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and related heart and blood pressure conditions as the defective enzyme doesn’t properly break down folate vitamins properly. This inability to break down folate may also increase the risk for dementia.
- Does a poor job converting homocysteine into glutathione and methionine. As the chief antioxidant and detoxifier, lack of glutathione leaves the body more susceptible to stress and toxin buildup. Lack of methionine can increase risk of arteriosclerosis, fatty liver degenerative disease, anemia, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
- Can increase the risk of a variety of cancers (including breast and prostate cancer), stroke, heart problems, congenital defects, depression, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), miscarriages, migraines, and chemical sensitivities, to name a few.
How Can Sunlighten’s Infrared Sauna Therapy Help?
However, we are pleased to report that — just as with other difficult to live with health conditions, like Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome – Sunlighten has helped many people with MTHFR. As the world leader in infrared detox, Sunlighten infrared therapy helps those with MTHFR mutations eliminate heavy metal and toxin build up through our cellular detox. Slow to detox, those with the MTHFR mutation come to Sunlighten for far infrared sauna therapy to help eliminate stored toxins from the body.
Image courtesy of West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Department of Pathology.