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Solgar, Folate As Metafolin, 800 mcg, 100 Tablets

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doctor recommended

13 people found the following review helpful

Posted by francesjoan on Nov 14, 2008

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Thank you for the metafolin. This bioactive folic acid is needed because many people can't convert it to the body ready form. I have low ferritin and my doctor recommended metafolin and ferrous succinate. I'll retest ferritin levels in a few months and let you know if it works. Metafolin is hard to find on other websites. The only one I found cost almost twice as much. Again many thanks for your great prices.

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probably the right dose

19 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer1612414 on Apr 06, 2010

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Folate has been recommended to help in depression and may have a calming effect. There is a prescription form of Metafolin called Deplin which comes in 8 milligrams (or 8000 micrograms), but there is a disclaimer that Metafolin may aid in the growth of tumors/cancer, especially in the GI tract (which makes sense because Metafolin is used in DNA synthesis and rapidly dividing cells need to make DNA). Note it won't cause cancer, but it may aid in the growth/spread of a tumor if it is there. Also if you are going through or recently went through cancer treatment, don't take folate supplements. Anyways, if you want to see if Metafolin may help your symptoms, this could be a good starting dose with less risk. You can even start with a half a tablet or the 400 mcg dose.

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Works well in my case

5 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer1185177 on Feb 05, 2010

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Tipped off to this product by a mental health practitioner. It works for me - better than St. John's Wort.

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Best Folic Acid Available

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Posted by Reviewer3234597 on Nov 25, 2008

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If you have a MTHFR mutation than you need metafolin. I'm glad I can get it at iHerb because I love them.

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The stuff you are looking for

9 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer2236736 on Jul 06, 2010

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Two forms folic acid (vitamin B9) are used in supplements: the synthetic folic acid and folate (the naturally occurring form). What you are looking for is folate. The synthetically produced folic acid has to be reduced in four metabolic steps for the body to use it. Furthermore, one cannot be one hundred percent sure that all the folic acid will be converted, which may mean that some unmetabolised folic acid remains in the body. The long-term effects of any such unmetabolised folate acid are unknown. Folate (as metafolin),the naturally occurring form, can be used directly by the body. An adequate intake of folates is essential for the prevention of many disorders including anaemia, neural tube defects, various forms of cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, colon cancer and depression.

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