Optimized Folate (1000mcg)
Folate is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and critical enzymatic reactions throughout the body. By depleting excess homocysteine, folate benefits cardiovascular health and nervous system function.
Those who take ordinary folate supplements, however, may not be experiencing its full spectrum of effects. This is because once ingested, not everyone converts folate to its biologically active form called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). Research shows that in a large proportion of the population, genetic enzyme deficiencies prevent the conversion of folate to 5-MTHF, leaving many vulnerable to low blood folate levels (and higher than desired homocysteine).
A more useful approach is to take the bioactive folate 5-MTHF directly, which has been declassified as a drug and is now available as a dietary supplement. 5-MTHF has been shown to dramatically raise blood serum folate levels compared with folic acid supplementation. This bioactive folate is up to seven times more bioavailable than folic acid. This greater bioavailability is especially important in people who have a genetic enzyme deficiency since it requires no conversion to become metabolically active.
|Service Size: 1 veg cap|
Servings Per Container: 100
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Folate (as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt)||1000mcg||250|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica.
Take one capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing tratment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.