Folate deficiencies are common as many individuals do not consume enough folate-rich foods and folate is readily destroyed by cooking or processing. Although typically included in multivitamins, some individuals do not effectively methylate and convert folic acid into its bioactive form thus are still at risk of deficiency. L-5-MTHF, an active, methylated form of folate, requires no additional metabolic steps to be used by the body, thus it is often the preferred choice for women, children, and those with absorption or metabolic defects. L-5-MTHF efficiently supports methylation, DNA biosynthesis, homocysteine metabolism, and nervous system function. Supplies 1,700 mcg DFE folate per capsule.
- Folate is a family of essential water-soluble B vitamins that is critical to the functioning of countless body systems. Age, certain medications, and health status are all factors that may increase folate demands in the body.
- Naturally found in leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, dried beans, and peas. However, many people either do not consume enough of these foods or the folate naturally found in food is diminished or destroyed during food processing.
- Unlike folic acid, methylfolate requires no extra steps to be absorbed or utilized and enters circulation as a biologically active folate.
- Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybeans, and corn. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.