A couple of years ago after my third of four miscarriages I was advised to have genetic testing. The results came back confirming that I had two copies of the MTHFR gene. What this means is that my body does not rid itself of toxins that enter into the body like a normal non-MTHFR person. Those toxins store up and lead to a higher risk of heart problems, miscarriages, allergies, asthma and the list could seriously fill a page. Just trust me when I say it's not a good thing.
If the body cannot rid itself of the toxins that "enter into it" then, the way to control MTHFR is to focus on what is "entering into the body". How do most things "enter into the body"?... By eating and taking vitamins and supplements that you may be consuming. The biggest thing to watch out for is folic acid and B12. These vitamins are mostly synthetic (man-made) and are being added into our foods. If the food label says the word "enriched" that means vitamins have been added in. That means the MTHFR person can't safely eat those items. That's a lot of items! The only safe thing to do is eliminate those things from the diet and consume only foods with natural forms of those vitamins.
Vitamin supplements are mostly made with "folic acid" rather than natural "folate" and even if they are made with natural they are often labeled incorrectly and you just don't know anyway. A good example of the labeling faults is to look at the nutrition information for green beans. It will list "folic acid" but we know this is actually the naturally occurring "folate". For this reason unless it says it is natural folate in the vitamins and supplements these items should be avoided. I haven't taken vitamins in over two years because it is really so confusing. I am now taking Plexus X-Factor vitamins. This vitamin supplement has been specially formulated and is not made with synthetic vitamins. I am not only taking it, I have decided to join the company so if you are interested you can order through my website at www.littlethingstx.myplexusproducts.com . Read more about X-Factor on the website. I am thrilled to finally be able to take vitamins, again.