Substituted active ingredient
November 30, 2013
As you can see, Metabolic Maintenance now has two lines of 5-mthf. Ones series with a bluelabel and one series with a brown label. They used to carry only the brown label. The difference? What you get for the money. The brown label carries 10mg of Quatrefolic, an active form of methyl folate but based on a glucosamine salt. Deplin's trade marked as metafolin, which is calcium based and supposedly the most potent form of all the active methylfolate forms. If you look at the blue label of 5-mthf, you will see that the active ingredient is (6R,S)-5-mthf. The (R) form is biologically inactive, whereas the (S) form IS active. The label, however, does not specify what percentage is active and what percentage is not. They now charge you the same for the active/inactive ingredient (where it used to be all active methylfolate) but now charge you more for the Quatrefolic version, which is close to Deplin but not likely as potent. I know that I was counting on going back to Metabolic Maintenance as a substitute for my Deplin, but am unable to do so. It is sad that pharmaceutical companies have such a strong hold on these nutriceutical supplements and the prices they charge for them. However, I am disappointed in Metabolic Maintenance for deceiving its customers and charging them more as they do so.
Cons:Changed active ingredients to mostly inactive ingredients
Charging more for a separate line of probable active ingredient.