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Folate - Optimized (L-Methylfolate); 1000 mcg; 100 Vegetarian tabs; Life Extension
Item Number: LEF3121
Manufacturer: Life Extension Foundation
Folate - Optimized (L-Methylfolate); 1000 mcg; 100 Vegetarian tabs; Life Extension


  • Metabolically Active Form of Folic Acid

  • Now in tablets instead of capsules

Folate is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and critical enzymatic reactions throughout the body. By depleting excess homocysteine, folate benefits cardiovascular health and nervous system function.

Those who take ordinary folate supplements, however, may not be experiencing its full spectrum of effects. This is because once ingested, not everyone converts folate to its biologically active form called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). Research shows that in a large proportion of the population, genetic enzyme deficiencies prevent the conversion of folate to 5-MTHF, leaving many vulnerable to low blood folate levels (and higher than desired homocysteine).

A more useful approach is to take the bioactive folate 5-MTHF directly, which has been declassified as a drug and is now available as a dietary supplement. 5-MTHF has been shown to dramatically raise blood serum folate levels compared with folic acid supplementation. This bioactive folate is up to seven times more bioavailable than folic acid. This greater bioavailability is especially important in people who have a genetic enzyme deficiency since it requires no conversion to become metabolically active.

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule

Servings Per Container: 100

Each Serving Contains%DV
Folate                   1000 mcg
[as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid (5-MTHF), glucosamine salt]

Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate, stearic acid.

Suggested Use: Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Warning: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

Quality Supplements and Vitamins, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

These statements have not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.