Folate metabolism relies on multiple genes, including MTHFR, MTHFD1, FUT2, FOL, DHFR and SLC19A1. The diagram below helps you thoroughly researched and detailed study tool for understanding folate metabolism and requirements for your Nutrition Genome Report.

Many practitioners usually focus only on MTHFR 677 and methylfolate. There is a lot more to folate metabolism, starting with gut function.

 

 

Sources

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257725/

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705355/

3. Folate Content of Asian Vegetables RIRDC Publication No. 10/167 4.

4. Wang, C., Riedl, K. M., & Schwartz, S. J. (2013). Fate of folates during vegetable juice processing – Deglutamylation and interconversion. Food Research International, 53(1), 440-448. 10.1016/j.foodres.2013.05.011

5. GSE: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20483185