|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Folate [as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt]||5000 mcg||†|
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate.
Non-GMO and gluten free
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients
|†Daily Value not established.|
Folate, a member of the B-complex family, is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and many other critical enzymtic reactions throughout the body. Optimal levels of this essential vitamin are necessary for healthy cell division and protein synthesis. In addition, folate helps maintain homocysteine levels within the normal range, thereby promoting cardiovascular health and nervous sytem function.
However, those who take ordinary folate supplements, may not be experiencing the full spectrum of benefits since not everyone is able to convert folate to its biologically active form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5-MTHF. Research shows that in a large proportion of the population, genetic enzyme deficiencies prevent this conversion, leaving many vulnerable to low blood folate levels and higher than desired homocysteine.
A more useful approach is the direct supplementation with the metabolically active form of folate called 5-MTHF, which is up to seven times more bioavailable than ordinary folic acid. This is also the answer for individuals with stubbornly evelvated homocysteine levels who have a greater risk of cognitive decline.
Each vegetarian tablet of High Potency Optimized Folate contains 5.000 mcg of 5-MTHF, providing maximum support for both cardiovascular and cognitive health. 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
On the ingredients in this product the following EFSA-approved health claims are applicableFolate - Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
|Manufacturer Part Number||1913|
|Original Product Name||High Potency Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate) 5000 Mcg - 30 Vegetarian Tablets - Life Extension|
|Core Product Name||Optimized Folate|
|Product Type||Food supplement|
|Type of units||Tablets|
|Product Criteria||100% Vegetarian, GMO Free|
|Does not contain||No|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
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