Active Folate 400 mcg 90 vcaps, active form, better absorbed.

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Three months supply!
  • Ortho
  • Science-Based Nutrition
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Vegan
  • Suitable for all women, pregnant or of childbearing age
Important: Folate deficiency causes Neural Tube defects (cleft pallete) and the damage is done at 3 weeks from conception, when many women do not even know they are pregnant. All women who may become pregnant should be supplementing with Active folate.
Also essential for seniors to help prevent dementia.
Functional deficiencies of the essential nutrient folate (folic acid) are common, and can impair key life processes including gene-level regulation, cell growth patterns and tissue repair, from before birth through old age. Best Fully Active Folate provides MTHF (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the active folate form most directly required for DNA regulation and other fundamental metabolic processes. Vitamin C is included for added stability.
  • Identical to the body's most highly active folate form
  • Helps correct inherited and lifestyle-related folate deficiencies
  • Supports healthy mood, memory, circulation, and well-being
A nutrient naturally built into the body's chemistry.

Up to half the population has a genetic defect called MTHFR gene polymorphism, which prevents activation of folic acid. A MTHFR Gene Test can determine if you carry this faulty gene and are unable to convert folic acid into its active MTHF form. Symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue and depression. This can be treated by using folinic acid, which removes some steps in the conversion, or better still, the active form, also known as 5-MTHF or (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid, the natural active form of folic acid that does not require any further conversion in the body.
Beware of other products which do not specify the (6S)-5 prefix - they are not the same, and may give unpredictable results.

Methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a critical part of the methylation pathway required for every cell in the body, acting as a switch, turning on or off various biological activities.
Methylation is an essential metabolic signaling process for detoxification, histamine tolerance, stress management, DNA and RNA protection and repair, neurotransmitter myelination (nerve protection).
Disruptions of MTHFR can increase risk of cancer.
The two genes most commonly associated with increased cancer risk are polymorphisms C677T and A1298C. Natural methylation pathways can be improved by detoxing, stress management, adequate sleep, reducing toxin exposure, fruits and vegetables, and natural folate sources such as dark leafy greens and lentils.
The best methylation is to also use TMG (Trimethylglycine) which has three methyl groups attached to each glycine molecule, and can easily donate methyl groups as the body needs. Read more in my TMG article.
Recent studies also reveal that taking conventional folic acid supplements can actually INCREASE the un-methylated folic acid in the blood, increasing cancer and other health risks, and also blocking uptake of the real active folate.
A recent study from the University of Georgia and Tufts University found that folate can stimulate stem cell proliferation in the body. Stem cells can help rebuild damaged body parts.
Those at increased risk for folate deficiency include those unable to absorb folate in the small intestine, or requiring extra folate due to:
  • Celiac disease
  • Surgical removal of part of the small intestine
  • Some drugs, including some seizure medications
  • Consuming too much alcohol
  • Being pregnant or breast feeding, increasing need for extra folate
  • Undergoing dialysis for kidney disease
  • Suffering from folate deficiency anemia
  • Suffering from SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
Suggested Use
Adult Use: Take 1 capsule daily, preferably between meals.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 90 servings
  Amount per serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 40 mg 67%
(6S)-5-MethylTetraHydroFolate (MTHF)
(elemental, as 800 mcg (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt (vegetarian source))
400 mcg 100%

Other Ingredients
Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), cellulose.
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.

Do not overdose.

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