Methylated Folate. Metafolin® | 100 μg | Found in lentils, beans, green leafy vegetables, avocado, oranges
- DNA Methylation
- Brain Health
Instead of commonly used folic acid – which the body needs to transform - we use L -Methylfolate calcium, a form easier to use by your body
Works with Vitamins B6&B12 to control levels of homocysteine in the blood (cardio-vascular risk prevention, in other words)
Folate is an essential nutrient, especially for fetal development, as it plays a key role in preventing certain birth defects.
But it’s important throughout all our lives, since not enough folate means not enough red blood cells-which affect your energy level. It works with Vitamins B6&B12 to control levels of homocysteine in the blood (cardio-vascular risk prevention, in other words).
How do we get our folate? Leafy greens, legumes & fresh fruits are good dietary sources, but can be easily be degraded when cooking.
There are also vitamin supplements made with a synthetic form of folate known as folic acid. In many countries, breakfast cereals, flour, bread, and other foods are fortified with folic acid to prevent folate deficiency within the general population
Although many people use the terms folate and folic acid interchangeably, there are key differences.
Whether natural or synthetic, the form matters (it is estimated that >40% of women have a genetic mutation – MTHFR- that makes it hard for them to properly utilize folic acid)- so we use L -Methylfolate calcium, a form easier to use by your body than standard one (folic acid, for which the body needs transforming into Methylfolate (MTHF).
Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
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