MTHFR, Chronic Fatigue & B Vitamins

Written by Youssef Merhi | Last updated:

One of the worst feelings in the world is experiencing a setback on something that you’ve been working on for years – especially when it’s health related.

You’re finally on the right path – your mood is great, energy levels are up, sleep is optimal – and then you wake up one day and your body feels like it’s back to square one.

So how can you shake off the worry and frustration and get back on the right track?

A couple of weeks ago, I was in this exact situation – specifically with my fatigue issues.

I had just come back from a vacation and, as expected, I may have abandoned my daily routine during that time. 😅

But I had everything ready to go the moment I got back so that I can quickly jump into my healthy habits.

A little less than a week had passed and I was always feeling tired.

I initially felt some panic and frustration, as I was following my EXACT regimen that I had pre-vacation, but what… now suddenly my body decided that “this isn’t enough?”

High maintenance, lemme tell ya.

I decided to hop in SelfDecode and take a closer look at where I might be going wrong.

How My Chronic Fatigue Report Helped Me Uncover An Error

The best part about SelfDecode is that there are reports for hundreds of health topics, so you can easily pinpoint a health issue you’re experiencing and look for recommendations to help you solve them.

In my case, I went straight to my Chronic Fatigue Report, and it showed me that based on my genetics, I have a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic fatigue.

There are many factors that cause chronic fatigue. For example, stress has the potential to cause or worsen physical and mental fatigue.

However, you and I may handle stress differently – stress from work may lead to fatigue for you, but not for me.

In my case, I carry the negative variant of the MTHFR gene, which is one of the most popular and well-studied genes in science.

The MTHFR gene creates an enzyme that metabolizes B vitamins.

When the MTHFR enzyme doesn’t work optimally due to these variants, it can result in higher levels of homocysteine, which is linked to chronic fatigue.

One of the top recommendations in my report is to take Dietary B Vitamins.

And that is when the light bulb came on. Before I left on vacation, I had run out of nutritional yeast, which is high in folate and B12.

I told myself I’d restock after my vacation and just prepared the rest of my supplements and food for when I got back. But I completely forgot about it, and when I got back from vacation I just assumed everything I needed was there.

A few days after putting nutritional yeast back into my diet, and I was back to feeling like my healthiest self.

Setbacks happen, and that’s ok.

What’s important is to not get discouraged when you do experience them, and instead take action and discover the root cause of these unfortunate events.

SelfDecode helped me take a step back and analyze my lifestyle, which lead to this discovery in less than a week.

If you’re not a member yet, I strongly recommend it.

Whether it’s your first step in your health journey or your thousandth step, SelfDecode is the perfect tool to keep you on the right path.


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