Supplements for Undermethylation
Undermethylation is a widespread biochemical anomaly affecting DNA in all cellular structures. Those who experience undermethylation can present a variety of symptoms such as chronic depression, OCD behaviors, oppositional attitudes in children, and may even have conditions like autism or schizoaffective disorder. It’s noteworthy that not all undermethylated individuals manifest these specific symptoms. Some may exhibit increased libido, intense religiosity, marked competitiveness in academics or sports, or come from achievement-oriented families. Additional characteristics may encompass seasonal allergies, a predisposition to a lean musculature, dietary protein deficiency, or a preference for vegetarianism. Due to the typical reduction in serotonin and dopamine activity in undermethylated individuals, particular supplements like SAMe, methionine, and specific B vitamins can be beneficial. Adherents to the Walsh Methodology in treating mood disorders frequently caution against the consumption of folates and niacin owing to their possible detrimental influence on serotonin and dopamine levels. These supplements, although essential for conditions such as elevated homocysteine or overmethylation, are omitted from the recommendations herein.
Symptoms associated with undermethylation depression may include Autism, chronic depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder, seasonal depression and etc. Other common characteristics include seasonal allergies, perfectionism, religiosity, strong will and competitiveness.