Do you wonder why you worry so much? Are you still suffering from constant anxiety, and stress? It may be due to your genetics. Being born with genetic variants in the COMT genes can lead to excess levels of stress-inducing hormones that you cannot efficiently break down. This leaves your body in a constant state of stress and anxiety. It can interfere with sleep and relaxation and lead to less enjoyment of your life. The adrenal glands produce these hormones such as dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline and cortisol during times of stress. The ability to get these hormones out of the body, however, is critical. This is where the genes come in. Being born with a genetic variant called COMT will impair your body’s ability to eliminate these hormones. The COMT gene tells your body to create the enzyme that breaks those hormones down efficiently. Without the right genetic code, we cannot make that enzyme correctly.
These genetic variants are not mutations or mistakes, they are natural variants in our genetic code. In the past, these genes may have been advantageous to survival, in that they keep you in a constant state of hyper-awareness of all that is going on around you. This may make you be able to spot danger before others do and avoid it; however, it can wreak havoc on your physiology over time.
Some of the signs/symptoms of having this genetic variant are:
- Attention issues (ADD/ADHD)
- Adrenal exhaustion over time
- Increased intelligence
- Short term memory issues
- Estrogen dominance symptoms (Fibroids, heavy periods, etc.)
Children born with these genetic variants are highly intelligent as a rule but have great difficulty completing tasks. They are easily frustrated and overwhelmed. This is due to the excess stress hormones that make it difficult to focus. Having been born with these genetic variations can be frustrating and interfere with your mood and health.
The good news is that with specific nutritional supplementation, we can help the bodywork a little better at breaking down those stress hormones. When we get it working better, by making up for the fact that you inherited a genetic variation, the enzymes work better, and you can break down these stress hormones. The result is a profound change in your physiology. Your body can finally relax!
Working with your body’s physiology is a much more pleasant and natural way to achieve a more balanced and healthy body. It’s so relieving to finally feel your body relax and to begin to enjoy your life again without all the stress and worry.
Find out of you have this particular genetic variant with our new program “My Happy Genes”. We analyze this gene along with many others to give you a comprehensive nutritional program to help balance the genetic variants that predispose you to anxiety and other mood disorders.