Life Extension BioActive Folate & Vitamin B12 capsules contain the biologically active forms of folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin).
5-methyltetrahydrofolate or 5-MTHF is the metabolically active form of folic acidit is the only form of folate used directly by the body and does not require metabolic conversion or activation. 5-MTHF is seven times more bioavailable than folic acid. 5-MTHF can cross the blood-brain barrier which allows 5-MTHF specifically to benefit the neurological system.
Methylcobalamin is the bioactive form of B12 that is readily utilized in the body and the central nervous system.
Folate provides the following health benefits:
Helps promote healthy DNA function
Maintains already normal homocysteine levels, which is important for heart health
Promotes healthier skin
Helps maintain a healthy GI tract
Is part of a healthy immune system
Maintains healthy endothelial function
Improves mild memory loss associated with aging
Supports brain health and cognition as one ages
Supports heart health by regenerating the amino acid methionine which helps maintain healthy homocysteine levels
Supports nervous system function as vitamin B12 and folate together help maintain the integrity of the myelin sheath of nerves
Helps enhance methylation and promote nerve cell growth, brain health, cognition and metabolism
Works with folate to maintain the production of red blood cells (erythropoiesis) within normal range
* 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.