iHerb Customer Reviews
Not sure about these.
8 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1447762 on Jan 20, 2012
Some people seem to need this form of folate, but for me they seem to cause problems after a week to ten days of taking them. Basically I just get a toxic flu like feeling. Too many methyl donor's seem problematic for some of us. If you need this form, they are very good, but if you don't have the mthfr polymorphism (can't convert folic acid), then these just provide too much methyl.
Best Folic Acid Available
7 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer3234597 on Nov 25, 2008
If you have a MTHFR mutation than you need metafolin. I'm glad I can get it at iHerb because I love them.
14 people found the following review helpful
Posted by francesjoan on Nov 14, 2008
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.
probably the right dose
20 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1612414 on Apr 06, 2010
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.
Works well in my case
6 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1185177 on Feb 05, 2010
Tipped off to this product by a mental health practitioner. It works for me - better than St. John's Wort.