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How should someone balance a vitamin D of 80 ng/mL with other nutrients? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #188

Question: How should someone balance a vitamin D of 80 ng/mL with other nutrients? Let’s say the idea is to maintain someone on a lifelong level of 80 nanograms per milliliter. Maybe four times the first year, two times the second year, once the third year and then every few years thereafter, I would measure …

Can MTHFR cause ADHD? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #187

Question: Can MTHFR cause ADHD? So, methylation will reduce the background level of tonic dopamine. And make you more mentally flexible. And a lack of methylation will generally lead to a higher level of background dopamine and make you not as mentally flexible. So, I really don’t think that the ADHD is solely a consequence …

MTHFR, Depression, Irritability, and Anxiety | Masterjohn Q&A Files #186

Question: MTHFR, Depression, Irritability, and Anxiety So, if someone has an MTHFR snip, they don’t have enough methylfolate. And so if they’re treating it with methylfolate, the methylfolate causes the depression, irritability, and anxiety, then that’s one thing. Whereas, if they have the MTHFR snip, they’re not doing anything about it and they have depression, …

Why you have to multiply labeled phosphatidylcholine by 15% | Masterjohn Q&A Files #185

Question: Why you have to multiply labeled phosphatidylcholine by 15% Yes. If a lecithin product states the phosphatidylcholine content and you want to know the choline content, multiply by 15%. If you would like to be part of the next live Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass, which includes access …

Is liver OK to eat if raw or if blended in a Vitamix? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #184

Question: Is liver OK to eat if raw or if blended in a Vitamix? So, the blending might hurt some really sensitive stuff. There’s a lot of glutathione in liver. It might hurt some of the glutathione. I think the majority of the vitamins are going to be okay. And the minerals in general will …

If total carnitine is low, should I supplement? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #183

Question: If total carnitine is low, should I supplement? Supplementation does increase the acylcarnitine fraction and total carnitine to near normal levels. But I’m not clear about whether it’s worth worrying about. So, if the total carnitine is low, but the free carnitine is normal, then total carnitine is low because the acylcarnitines are low. …