The Importance of Methyl Groups

The Importance of Methyl Groups

Methyl groups represent a group of functions the Methylation process performs in the body. Think of these groups as the mechanism that allows the gears to turn, and

therefore turns biological switches on and off for a host of systems in the body. These functions start in the gastrointestinal tract (GUT) to ensure  the GUT is working properly and make certain these methyl groups can perform these critical functions. 

These functions perform processes that happen trillions of times in every cell each minute.  It is one of the most essential metabolic functions of the body and is dependent upon a variety of enzymes.  These functions include:

  • Turning on and off genes. This is an important function in the mitigation of cancer cells (oncogenes) being turn on
  • Processing chemicals and toxins. Thus, reducing our toxic load including liver detoxification
  • Building neurotransmitters. These help with brain functions, mood, neurology functions and stress;
  • Processing and metabolizing hormones
  • Building t-cells to support the immune systems
  • Synthesizing DNA and RNA
  • Producing energy by building cell energy
  • Producing a protective coating on our nerves

Adapting to stress and to the challenges of life is an aspect that methylation provides the body.  Without adequate methylation processes the individual cannot adapt effectively and will suffer the deleterious effects of accelerated aging.

What can you do to improve these methyl groups?

  • Add Noble Servant to your daily routine, which will provide the HCL and trace minerals needed for these methyl groups.
  • Eat good sources of B-12 and Folate – collards, lentils, beans, broccoli, avocado, quinoa, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, etc.
  • Reduce processed foods from your diet
  • Reduce stress
  • Engage in physical exercise
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid excessive coffee consumption (more than 3 cups a day)

What happens if you have depleted methyl groups over time?

  • Abnormal Immune Function
  • Alzheimer
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Fertility & Miscarriages
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurotransmitter Imbalances
  • Pregnancy Problems
  • Psychiatric Disorders


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  3. The methylation landscape of tumour metastasis - PubMed (
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  5. Methylation multiplicity and its clinical values in cancer - PubMed (
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