Genetic Mutations: Methylation Issues and SOD3

I just joined a site called It enables one to convert one’s 23 and me genetic mutation info in a more meaningful form. If you haven’t done something like this, a service such as LiveWello could help you figure out some of the underpinnings that may be undermining your health. Services like LiveWello provide low cost interpretations of your genetic data that could help you and your doctor get to the next stage in your healing, as it hopefully will for me.

By looking at my genetic data through LiveWello, I just discovered I not only have a whole bunch of methylation issues (which I kind of suspected anyway), but I also found one in particular that could provide a key for me to feel a lot more energetic and healthier.

Apparently I have a genetic mutation that makes it difficult for me to process/make superoxide dismutase (SOD3). This mutation makes it very hard for my body to protect my cells from oxide radicals. This can increase central nervous system toxicity by inhibiting oxygen when dealing with nitrous oxide. It also can age one pretty quickly.  Apparently its somehow based on one’s copper/zinc ratios. So I want to find out more about it!

My  next step is to order some gluten free SOD. I recall taking it for a while a  few years ago and indeed it did make me feel better!

Further, I want to ask my doctor to test me for my zinc and copper ratios. Certainly I have read elsewhere that an improper copper and zinc ratio can increase histamine/amine issues and IMHO, brain fog and migraines! Who knows, maybe its even interfering with my being able to get to sleep at night.

All of this to me is good news in my quest to become more migraine and brain fog etc. free! Since after all, knowledge is power.  I will meanwhile investigate the meaning of SOD3 more thoroughly and write more about it in the near future. My hope is that this investigation of SOD3 can help a few other people who are also suffering from frequent migraines etc. too.



One thought on “Genetic Mutations: Methylation Issues and SOD3”

  1. Awesome article! Thank you for helping spread the word about this necessary and overdue movement to wellness.
    What we are trying to do at Livewello is democratize the average person’s access to their Genetic information so that they too can leverage their chances of a higher quality of life.

    Right now, when a user uploads their raw data into the Livewello Gene App, it will give you your Gene report for 600,000 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and attaches 12 resources for learning to each Gene.

    The App even offers free updates that reflect your results when 23andMe adds more SNPs to your raw data OR when new research is released about a Gene that affects you. The reason for these features, is that we believe that people should have information for all the Genes in their Raw Data not just some of them. That way, a user and their Healthcare Practitioner can have the benefit of all this information when creating a treatment or lifestyle plan.

    We also encourage users to arm themselves with vital information that they should share with their Doctors. As such, Livewello is also the only Genetics Application to come with these free tools:

    ~A Gene library with unlimited access to hundreds of free Gene Reports: ,

    ~A Health Conditions tool that allows users generate Gene Reports based on their Diagnosis or health issues:

    ~A Sandbox Tool for creating Customized Gene Reports: and

    ~ A Data Tool for tracking your functional lab results:

    We hope that all these features in the App will partner with a person throughout their journey to wellness, not just the moment their results arrive.

    We hope to remain agile in this space so that we can continue to serve users with their needs in this dynamic field. Please reach out to us at with any requests you and your readers may have:

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