Methyl folate belongs to the B-vitamin complex and contributes to a normal metabolism of psychological functions. Folic acid is an important part during cell division and maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Therefore, it reduces a woman’s risk of having a child with certain brain or spinal cord defects.
For an optimal function in the human body, the synthetic folic acid must be converted into the active methyl folate form. This transformation is only partially possible by one half of the population. That, together with an insufficient folate intake via food, can lead to a folic acid deficiency. Therefore, the active methyl folate in a water-soluble form, that you find in our product, can be utilized directly by the body and has an especially high bioavailability.
(6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid or (6S)-5-MTHF, the form of methyl folate included in Jarrow MethylFolate is the most biologically active form of folic acid. Quatrefolic is the 4th generation development in folate delivery. With certain inherited errors in metabolism and physiologic stress, the transformation of folic acid into the active form of folate can be inadequate. Therefore, a supplementation with Jarrow MethylFolate can be an adequate addition to the daily food intake.
Unlike folic acid, 5-MTHF can cross the blood-brain barrier.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) folic acid contributes to various functions in the human body, such as:
Take 1 capsule per day with food or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with certain brain or spinal cord defects. The elderly should frequently check B12 status when taking folic acid as folic acid may mask pernicious anemia. If you have a medical condition, are under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
Store in a dry place at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.