Active Folic Acid (l‑5‑methyltetrahydrofolate) is critical for prenatal health, embryonic nervous system development, and protection from neural-tube deficiency when taken before and during early pregnancy.
It also enables the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cells to easily assimilate and use for energy creation within the mitochondria (cellular power-plant). Supplementing with active folic acid is critical, as many people have impaired function of the enzyme that transforms regular folic acid to this active form the body easily recognizes and exploits. Our formula includes vitamin B12 and B6 in the premium bioactive forms methylcobalamin and pyridoxyl-5′‑phosphate (P5P), that serve as cofactors for metabolic reactions throughout the body.
Supplementing with active folic acid has also been shown to reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine has been associated with atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and reduced blood flow to the brain, which can contribute to depression.
New Roots Herbal’s Active Folic Acid is definitely a critical supplement for a healthy pregnancy, along with many other promising therapeutic applications, including a MTHFR gene mutation**
**The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation test is used to detect two relatively common mutations in the MTHFR gene that are associated with elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood. Among those 20,000 genes is the MTHFR gene. Most people have two copies of it. It provides instructions for making methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). When you eat foods that contain folic acid (vitamin B9), MTHFR converts it into methyl-folate, folate’s active form. An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production, thus requiring supplementation of the active form of folic acid. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)||2.8 mcg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5′‑phosphate)||2 mg|
Suggested Use: Adults: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them.
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