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… So the CBS gene helps the liver to detox the body
Remember the BH4 (Better for Health) in the Folate Cycle? It has also been observed that BH4 (assistant in making serotonin, dopamine, thyroid hormones, and melanin), can also become depleted if CBS is not working properly. BH4 is extremely, important as it helps regulate neurotransmitters and mood. Other gene mutations, such as MTHFR A1298C, chronic bacterial infections, and aluminum, can also lead to low BH4 levels. It is important to maintain an accurate level of BH4 in the body as a lack thereof can lead to mast cell degranulation or mast cell activation disorder (MCAD). CBS upregulation substantially upsets the urea cycle. This enzyme depletes the BH4 enzyme while overloading the urea cycle.
Thus, because CBS connect with the BH4, and if the detox process is not working properly and there is a high amount of ammonia build up, aggressive or sedated behavior after consuming foods with L-glutamine can occur. Therefore it is recommended to lower the sulfur rich food in your diet to prevent extra stress on your system.
Most foods has sulfur in, the key is MODERATION. make sure your CBS is functioning properly and eat sulfur rich food in moderation, even the beloved kale everyone is raving about.
Together with the sulfur, you also need to look at thiol. When food contain high thiols it can also increase the sulfur in the foods. It is also what gives the skunk it stink and onions its smell.
However, also look out for products that contain:
- Sodium sulfite
- Sodium bisulfite
- Sodium metabisulfite
- Potassium bisulfite
- Potassium metabisulfite
- Sulfur dioxide
as they can cause allergic reactions.
For more details on Sulfur related allergies, you can click here.