B12 injections, mthfr and other bio medical questions

Karen - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello, my so is seeing a DAN doctor. I was told today that he has a MTHFR gene, that has the inability to process folic acid and B12????
He would like to put him on B12 shots....I am confused because looking up MTHFR i dont realy understand it, its written more like in docotrs terms, and i thought B12 was for energy(which my little guy has tons of) It seems like most people who have had their child on B12 say they communicate more, I was just wondering what everyones oponions are

The doctor also stated that he does not need another MMr shot(he just turned 4) he said his blood work showed that he had protective antibodies against mmr and chicken pox, has anyone had expierence with this?

Thank You


Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2010




Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is the name of a gene that produces an enzyme, also called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. If a person carries the genetic mutation that inhibits production of this enzyme, it can result in hyperhomocytenemia, which is an elevated level of an enzyme called homocysteine found in blood plasma.
I found this online:
When the body is deficient in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, its ability to absorb folate (also known as vitamin B9), such as folic acid, is inhibited. Did your DAN! Doctor recommend a good multivitamin such as Super-Nu-Thera?

I gave my son Methyl B12 injections for about 6 months. HUGE difference: he was taken out of the "haze" he was in for so long! B vitamins are typically good for energy. There are different types of B vitamins; even B12 has different names: cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, hydroxoxobalamin. The B12 given to help children on the spectrum is Methyl B12 (MB12) and it helps our children in a different way than the B12 drinks you may find. This link (cut & paste) tells more about how it works:

If you have proof that your son has the antibodies for Measles, Mumps, Rubella & chicken pox and you have documentation of that, there is no need for him to have more immunizations on top of that which he already has. Keep the documentation and give copies along with his immunization record to the school and even his regular pediatricians office.

Good luck!!!

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