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Folic acid or folate (L-Methylfolate) is a B vitamin that is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and a large number of important enzymatic reactions throughout the body. By reducing homocysteine levels - high levels of homocysteine have been associated with a number of conditions including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, macular degeneration and dementia – it makes a valuable contribution to cardiovascular health and nervous system function. Yet many people have a genetic inability to convert folic acid to its biologically active 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) form, leaving them with lower than optimal folic acid serum levels and elevated homocysteine levels, also known as folic acid or folate deficiency. Such individuals would benefit from taking bioactive 5-MTHF supplements (a type of folic acid supplements) directly in its bioavailable form. This has been declassified as a drug and is now available as a vitamin supplement or folic acid supplement.
Recent research has shown that the administration of bioactive 5-MTHF to patients with coronary artery disease resulted in a 700% higher plasma folate concentration compared with standard folic acid supplements alone. This difference was irrespective of the patient’s genotype.
Elevated homocysteine levels carry with them a greater risk of cognitive decline. Unlike folic acid, 5-MTHF is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enhance the synthesis of a Acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter associated with memory, in the brain. Research has also shown that supplementing with methylocobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12 supplements), vitamin B6 and riboflavin can enhance the effectiveness of 5-MTHF.
Optimised Folic Acid (L-Methylfolate) can be ordered online. Prompt delivery assured.