5 MTHF

$22.00

5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) is the most biologically active form of folate. It is the predominant type of folate present in food and the form into which the body must convert all other forms of folate.[1]
  • Supports Healthy Serum Folate*
  • Aids in the Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine*
  • Supports Methylation*
  • Contributes to Nervous System and Oral Health*
  • Encourages Normal Cellular Proliferation (including red blood cells)*
  • Supports a Healthy Pregnancy Outcome

Description

5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) is the most biologically active form of folate. It is the predominant type of folate present in food and the form into which the body must convert all other forms of folate.[1]
Along with vitamin B12, folate serves as a donor of methyl groups. The body utilizes methyl groups in many nervous system and metabolic processes, including the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, the synthesis of monoamine neurotransmitters, the production of melatonin, and the synthesis of DNA. In addition, sufficient folate is necessary for brain and nervous system functions and for a healthy pregnancy outcome.*
Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is used to fortify foods. It is often found in dietary supplements as well. Despite some research showing that folic acid and 5-MTHF have equivalent bioavailability, 5-MTHF is often the preferred form to replenish folate. This is due, primarily, to the presence of digestive or metabolic variabilities that can affect the conversion of folic acid to 5-MTHF.[2-4] Furthermore, studies have shown that 5-MTHF increased plasma folate more effectively than folic acid irrespective of genetic differences in metabolism.[1,5] A study in women of childbearing age showed that 5-MTHF was more effective than folic acid in improving overall folate status.*[6]
5-MTHF provides the biologically active form of folate, reduces the potential for masking hematological symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, reduces interactions with drugs that inhibit dihydrofolate reductase, overcomes folate metabolism challenges associated with functioning of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), and prevents the potential negative effects of UMFA in the peripheral circulation.*[7]
  • Supports Healthy Serum Folate*
  • Aids in the Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine*
  • Supports Methylation*
  • Contributes to Nervous System and Oral Health*
  • Encourages Normal Cellular Proliferation (including red blood cells)*
  • Supports a Healthy Pregnancy Outcome
Size: 60 Veggie Caps
Serving Size: 1 capsule

DIRECTIONS: Take one to two capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare
practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication
should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.
DOES NOT CONTAIN: Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products,
fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically
modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial
preservatives.
STORAGE: Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children

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