Because methyl groups can be added to so many different substrates, and each substrate has its own function in the body, the methylation cycle is indirectly affecting how our body works as a whole, and can be the cause of problems associated with the following areas:
- Cardiovascular health
- Joint health (Protein synthesis from genes)
- Mental health (neurotransmitter synthesis)
- Energy production
- Anti-aging (Telomere protection)
- Hormonal regulation
While most symptoms associated with the health areas above can be diagnosed by health professionals, what we can do beforehand, is to understand our body’s current state of methylation and act to improve the areas that are lacking. Upon understanding how our body’s methylation mechanism works, we should regularly monitor our conditions, and make adjustments based on our current status, leading us to optimal health.