Folic acid, or folate, is a B vitamin that must be derived from either dietary sources or via supplementation. Folate is necessary for a biochemical process in the body called “methylation” or “one-carbon metabolism.” This process does not work adequately in a significant number of individuals who have a genetic polymorphism, and it may contribute to a host of different concerns, including neural tube defects, depression, and reduction in red blood cell production. When the body absorbs folate, it goes through a series of biochemical conversions to become the active form l‑5‑methyltetrahydrofolate. If an individual is unable to convert the folate properly, they can end up with a deficiency, even though they are eating foods containing folate.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
- L‑Methylfolate (from calcium l‑5‑methyltetrahydrofolate) . . . 1 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium steearate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose in a vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
How to Take: Adults: take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. If you are taking other medications, take this product before or after them.
Caution: Folate supplementation can ask an underlying Vitamin B12 deficiency; consult a healthcare practitioner if you are uncertain if you are taking enough Vitamin B12.