Methyl Folate by Douglas Laboratories supplies 5 mg of biologically active folate called (6S) 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF).
Folate is essential to homocysteine metabolism which is created during the methylation of the essential amino acid methionine. Homocysteine levels have also been linked to nitric oxide bioavailability, which in turn helps to support healthy vascular and endothelial function as well as blood flow.Research has shown that supplementation with 5- MTHF provides greater support for healthy homocysteine levels than folic acid.
5-MTHF also plays a role in the production of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) which is needed for, among other things, production and metabolism of several neurotransmitters including serotonin, melatonin and dopamine.Therefore, supplementation with 5-MTHF may aid in supporting healthy neurotransmitter levels in the brain and may be useful for some individuals desiring mood support.
The general healthy adult population daily recommendation for folate intake is 400 mcg of folic acid, however a greater amount may be required if MTHFR enzyme is not present. Women planning pregnancy or who are pregnant require higher intakes of folate to support neural tube development.Quatrefolic® is a highly soluble glucosamine salt of 5-MTHF which has been shown to have more rapid absorption than folic acid.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.