Methylation is easily defined as DNA modification. It is involved in the modification of heavy metals, regulation of gene expression, regulation of protein function, and RNA metabolism.
Essentially methyl groups are the on/off switches of the cells' activities – they can turn on a genetic expression, turn off an enzyme reaction, turn on serotonin and the “feel good” sensation, turn off inflammation, turn on melatonin and sleep, and turn off the immune system before it damages healthy cells.
If one is short a few methyl groups, their bodies cannot respond to the healing directive of herbal or nutritional therapies – and therefore results are not attained – or if they are attained, they do not last.
Methylation helps convert dangerous molecules into molecules that the liver, gall bladder and kidneys can eliminate, which indirectly helps the cell to produce more energy (ATP) so that the positive benefits from detoxification, improving organ and immune health and balancing the endocrine system can remain intact for the long term.
This is a new wave in wellness, approaching it from a cellular level.