FOLATE: A NATURAL FORM OF VITAMIN B9
This form of folate is L-methylfolate which is commonly found in green vegetables like spinach. The word “folate” comes from the latin word ‘folium’, which means leaf. In fact, leafy vegetables are among the best dietary sources of folate.
Why put Folate with Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 (also known as Methylcobalamin) is needed to process folate in the body. Hence they are a match made in heaven!
According to the NHS website, “Vitamin B12 and folate perform several important functions in the body, including keeping the nervous system healthy. A deficiency in either of these vitamins can cause a wide range of problems, including: extreme tiredness, a lack of energy, pins and needles (paraesthesia), a sore and red tongue, muscle weakness, depression, problems with memory, understanding and judgement.”
Folate also works closely with vitamin B12 to help make red blood cells and help iron work properly in the body.
Why Folate and not Folic Acid?
Folate is natural (found in many green vegetables) whereas folic acid is synthetically produced. Folate in its biologically active form is called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). Research has shown that this is up to seven times more bioavailable than the synthetic folic acid. Studies have also shown that its effectiveness can be further enhanced by co-supplementing it with methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin b12).
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