This product is a high-potency, fast-dissolving tablets.
Active B12-Folate combines the active coenzyme form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, with an active form of folate, Metafolin®* L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This high-potency, bioactive formula was created to bypass normal absorptive mechanisms for vitamin B12 and folate which may be impaired due to many possibles causes.
Form of delivery
Fast-dissolving tablets allow for quick release into the bloodstream. Vitamin B12 and folate play an integral role in DNA synthesis and thus are essential to cell division and proper functioning of virtually all tissues in the body.
Rapidly proliferating cells such as enterocytes, leukocytes, and skin cells are especially dependent upon active forms of these nutrients. Vitamin B12 and folate also participate in methylation and proper metabolism of homocysteine. Dietary B12 can be reliably obtained only from animal products and is a singularly difficult vitamin to absorb. Active B12-Folate may be especially beneficial for vegetarians and persons with impaired gastrointestinal absorptive function such as children with autism.
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.