Warrior or Worrier? The truth about COMT
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of several enzymes that degrade catecholamines such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. In humans, catechol-O-methyltransferase protein is encoded by the COMT gene. COMT is mostly found in the peripheral nervous system, and less significantly found in the Central Nervous System, and found in the highest concentration in the liver.
There are 2 types of COMT expression, the warrior and the worrier.
Generally have a higher IQ
do better on tests
better toxin elimination
higher estrogen elimination
higher incidence of ADHD
Higher pain tolerance
Normal magnesium levels
Normalized B12 and folate levels
Slower estrogen elimination and estrogen dominance Lower