• What is MTHFR?

    MTHFR stands for methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase. It is an enzyme that converts folate you eat into the active form (5-Methyltetrahydrofolate). You can see from the pathway below that the folate you eat (DHF – dihydrofolate) has to be converted via many…

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  • MTHFR gene

    MTHFR gene

    The MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme plays a role in processing amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is important for a chemical reaction…

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