L-5-MTHF provides the all-natural form of folate. Folate is essential for cell division and growth, and also works to balance the homocysteine pathway. This formula provides 1000 mcg per capsule of folate in the bioidentical, bioactive patented folate derivative Quatrefolic®. This innovative form of folate has demonstrated high bioavailability and solubility as well as long lasting stability. Quatrefolic® L-5-MTHF helps to increase blood folate levels much better than folic acid. Individuals who have tested homozygous with either the A1298C or C677T MTHFR mutation, or those with elevated homocysteine levels, should be using L-5-MTHFas the preferred form of folate supplementation. This will be more effective for them than other forms of folic acid or folates. Long-term use of oral contraceptives, and persistent use of medications to lower folate levels, including high doses of NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen; anticonvulsants (phenytoin, phenobarbital, and primidone); trimethoprim (antibiotic), pyrimethamine (antimalarial), triamterene (blood pressure med.) and sulfasalazine (treatment for ulcerative colitis).
- Pregnant women and women wishing to become pregnant who have familial history of depression, high homocysteine levels, or genetic defect in MTHFR. Women with abnormal pap smears (precancerous)Those with very high homocysteine levels
- Dialysis patients
- Organic acid testing that reveals elevated FIGLU (marker used to identify folate deficiency)
- Patients with family history of dementia/vascular dementia
- Patients with depression
- Long-term alcoholism
Servings Per Container: 120
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving:
- Folate (as Quatrefolic® [6S]-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt 2000 mcg) 1700 mcg
Other Ingredients: Organic spinach powder, Microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose (capsule), L-Leucine
Caution: If pregnant, nursing, taking other nutritional supplements, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of the reach of children. This product was sealed for your protection. Do not use if outer neck/bottle seal is damaged or missing.
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
*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.