The COMT gene makes an enzyme that regulates neurotransmitters and hormones. It plays a big role in how your body breaks down estrogen and uses other compounds. Slow COMT may lead to high estrogen or too many neurotransmitters (dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine). This could make you feel irritable, tense, or unable to relax. You might not sleep well and you might even have detoxification or hormone problems.
Slow COMT activity may mean that you don’t have enough SAMe or too much homocysteine. Nutrients that support a balanced COMT gene include vitamin B12, other B vitamins, folate, and magnesium. Your MTHFR gene works closely with COMT, so you also need nutrients for methylation, like betaine and SAMe.
To support your slow COMT gene, you need supplementation that promotes the optimal way your gene should function. Hydrox-Adeno B12 and Folinic Acid provide bioavailable sources of vitamin B12 and folate in methyl-free versions, which might be easier to tolerate if you have a sensitive brain.
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