The Right Folate You Need for Your Health!
We know that folate is a crucial nutrient needed for the healthy development of the fetus in early pregnancy. Without it, women of childbearing age would be at risk of giving birth to babies with neural tube defects.1 But it is also important to know that folate plays a critical role in supporting our health as adults. In fact, folate is a key nutrient necessary for proper cell growth and division and for red blood cells to transport oxygen. It also has an important role in supporting healthy brain function, mental and emotional health.2 Moreover, folate is needed to lower homocysteine blood levels, an amino acid metabolite produced in the body known to be harmful to our cardiovascular and ocular systems.3,4
Forms of Folate
Synthetic folic acids (found in fortified foods and supplements) are not biologically active and need to be converted to 5-methylenetetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) through a multi-steps process that involves a key enzyme named methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). Some individuals, due to their unique genetic predisposition, may not have adequate quantity or effective MTHFR enzyme and therefore will not be able to metabolize correctly folic acid from food or supplements.
So where can you find the right form of folate? Your best option is to get it from Quatrefolic® which is the stable glucosamine salt of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate and is structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid, ready to be used by your body.5
Doctor’s Best Fully Active Folate with Quatrefolic® contains the natural active form of folic acid in the amount needed to ensure a higher folate intake that provides your body with you the right folate necessary for supporting healthy brain, heart, vision and immune functions.
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