Folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. This is a multi-step biochemical process that occurs in the intestines and liver. In the presence of intestinal or liver dysfunction this conversion may not occur sufficiently enough to meet the body's needs. Furthermore‚ up to 60-percent of the U.S. population may have a genetic enzyme defect that makes it difficult for them to convert folic acid into active 5-MTHF. For these individuals and many others‚ 5-MTHF supplementation may be a more effective method of folate repletion.
5-MTHF is an essential cofactor in the metabolism of the amino acid metabolite homocysteine. 5-MTHF also must be present in sufficient quantity for normal production of the neurotransmitters serotonin‚ melatonin‚ dopamine‚ epinephrine‚ and norepinephrine. These functions make 5-MTHF critical for both cardiovascular function and mood support.
- The most biologically active form of folic acid
- A breakthrough in folate supplementation
- The most bioavailable‚ active form of folate
- An excellent source of folate for pregnant women
- Supports optimal cardiovascular and neurological function
- Made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability
Serving Size: One Capsule
Each Capsule Contains:
Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate†) 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
This product uses Gnosis S.p.A.’s L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (Extrafolate-S®). Extrafolate-S is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.