L-5-MTHF provides a natural, biologically active form of folate. Folate is essential for cell division and growth, and also works to balance the homocysteine pathway.
This L-5-MTHF, uses the natural isomer, rather than the mixed (or racemic) form. Designs for Health L-5MTHF uses the 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.
Folate is one of the most essential nutrients needed during rapid cell division and growth. Pregnancy doubles the need for dietary folates. Folate also plays an important role in helping to maintainproper homocysteine levels. It is important to support healthy levels of this amino acid, as an optimally functioning homocysteine pathway provides nutrients for necessary biochemical reactions in the body.
L-5-MTHF is a safe and effective way to increase the body’s folate levels. It is especially helpful for patients with demonstrated increased need for folate such as those with either the A1298C or C677T MTHFR mutation. Pregnant women and women wishing to become pregnant who have familial history of depression, high homocysteine levels, or genetic defect in MTHFR.
- Healthy fetal development
* 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.