Methyl Folate ((L)-5-Methyl TetraHydroFolate or 5-MTHF) is the most biologically active form of folic acid. Metafolin is a new generation development in folate delivery.
With certain inherited errors in metabolism typically found in children with autism and under a variety of physiologic stresses, the transformation of folic acid into the active form of folate either does not properly take place or is inadequate.
Unlike folic acid, this form of folate can cross the blood-brain barrier. Methyl folate is needed to support cardiovascular and neurologic health and proper cell division.*
Background on Folate's
Folate deficiencies are common as many individuals do not consume enough folate-rich foods and dietary folates are readily destroyed by cooking or processing. Although typically included in multivitamins, some individuals do not effectively methylate and convert folic acid, the form of folate commonly found in fortified foods and supplements, into its active form thus are still at risk of deficiency.
Metafolin® 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 those with absorption or metabolic defects. L-MethylFolate efficiently supports methylation, DNA biosynthesis, homocysteine metabolism, and nervous system function.
[X] Each capsules contains 1 mg (1,000 mcg) folate per capsule.
No wheat, gluten, soybeans, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts, or tree nuts.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.