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Life Extension, Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate), 1000 mcg, 100 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 lbs (0.08 kg)
  • Product Code: LEX-14391
  • UPC Code: 737870143918
  • Package Quantity: 100 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 3.7 x 2 x 2 in, 0.15 lbs (0.07 kg)
Product Overview

Description

  • For Longer Life
  • Metabolically Active Form of Folic Acid
  • Dietary Supplement

Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate)

Folate is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and critical enzymatic reactions throughout the body. By depleting excess homocysteine, folate benefits cardiovascular health and nervous system function.

Those who take ordinary folate supplements, however, may not be experiencing its full spectrum of effects. This is because once ingested, not everyone converts folate to its biologically active form called  5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF).Research shows that in a large proportion of the population, genetic enzyme deficiencies prevent the conversion of folate to 5-MTHF, leaving many vulnerable to low blood folate levels (and higher than desired homocysteine).

A more useful approach is to take the bioactive folate 5-MTHF directly, which has been declassified as a drug and is now available as a dietary supplement. 5-MTHF has been shown to dramatically raise red blood cell folate concentration, an indicator of folate status compared with folic acid supplementation. This bioactive folate is up to seven times more bioavailable than folic acid. This greater bioavailability is especially important in people who have a genetic enzyme deficiency since it requires no conversion to become metabolically active.

A study of 10 patients with endothelial dysfunction showed complete reversal of endothelial impairment after 5-MTHF supplementation compared with healthy control patients.

People with elevated homocysteine levels have a greater risk of cognitive decline. Unlike folic acid, 5-MTHF is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which is especially important for people with cognitive difficulties to enhance the synthesis of acetylcholine in the brain — the neurotransmitter associated with memory.

Studies also show that the effectiveness of 5-MTHF can be further enhanced by co-supplementing with methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12), vitamin B6, and riboflavin.

Suggested Use

Read the entire label and follow directions carefully prior to use.

Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), silica, vegetable stearate.

This product contains no milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains no sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Warnings

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not exceed recommended dose.
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Folate [as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt] 1000 mcg 250%
iHerb Customer Reviews
 

Deborah Benstead

Posted by Reviewer2158100 on Sep 29, 2014

Love this product Folate is in the Methly form which is more readily bio available to the body......have been using PureInnovations product but think I will stick with this one.....

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Life Extension, Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate), 1000 mcg, 100 Veggie Caps (LEX-14391)

Posted by 5601616459809999204 on Jul 28, 2014

I have MS and this combined with some other vitamins seems to be helping

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Haven't see effect, should be good

Posted by 4679907168970901982 on May 06, 2014

Haven't see effect, should be good

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Optimized Folate

Posted by 5276856815967276169 on Mar 05, 2014

I use these supplements as part of the Vitamin B group of vitamins. They do the job well, I feel well and my blood tests are pleasing to my GP and me.

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great stuff

Posted by Reviewer2924494 on Dec 02, 2013

thanks

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