5-MTHF 1 mg 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Item Number: TR1229
  • Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
  • Servings per Container: 60
  • Amount per Container: 60 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.33
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$19.95
 
  • Availability: 350 In Stock
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  • MFG # B129
  • UPC # 693749129011
  • 5-MTHF (also known as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) is a biologically active form of folic acid – which some even consider as a breakthrough in folate supplementation. This vegetarian source of 5-MTHF provides one milligram per serving.

    This 5-MTHF supplement by Thorne Research is an excellent source of folate for pregnant women or anyone who wants to ensure they are getting appropriate levels of folate. Folate is essential to support nerve and cardiovascular function. As with most Thorne Research products‚ this 5-MTHF does not have preservatives‚ magnesium stearate or other diluents and lubricants. This supplement has been produced without inhibiting flowing agents.

    About the 5-MTHF Form of Folic Acid

    In order to be effective‚ folic acid must be converted to an active form. This is a biochemical process that occurs in many steps within the liver and intestines. In people who have liver dysfunction or intestinal issues‚ the folic acid may not be converted sufficiently enough for your body to be able to use it. Another portion of the population (up to one-third of us) may have an enzyme defect that blocks them from converting the folic acid to 5-MTHF. These groups of people can benefit from supplementing with the already active form of folic acid‚ 5-MTHF.

    Folic Acid Deficiency

    Pregnant women are advised by their doctors to supplement with folic acid because this vitamin supports fetal development. In fact‚ all women of childbearing age should take a supplement including folic acid‚ since folate is most necessary during the first trimester of pregnancy. During much of this time‚ a woman may not even know she’s pregnant.

    A folic acid deficiency does not only affect pregnant women. It can occur in anyone who does not get enough folate from their diet or in people with certain medical issues‚ including alcoholism‚ sickle cell disease‚ or kidney problems. Certain medications can also cause a folic acid deficiency. Folic acid is actually one of the B vitamins. It is crucial to helping your body produce new red blood cells. Without the appropriate amount of red blood cells‚ you will be at risk for anemia‚ a condition that can lead to fatigue‚ lightheadedness‚ forgetfulness‚ irritability‚ and trouble concentrating. If you think you have folic acid anemia‚ talk to your doctor about your symptoms and request a blood test.

    Since folic acid works closely with vitamin B12‚ you may also be tested for a B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 and 5-MTHF function together as a methyl-group donor to help convert homocysteine to methionine. This is a vital part of various biochemical conversions‚ so you must maintain adequate levels of both vitamins.

    In addition to a 5-MTHF supplement‚ you can also add more folic acid to your diet in the form of citrus fruits‚ fortified cereals and green leafy vegetables.

    Each bottle of Thorne Research’s 5-MTHF 1 mg contains 60 vegetarian capsules.

    Thorne Research strives to provide pure‚ high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies‚ and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. The company always goes the extra mile to ensure that Thorne Research dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised‚ allergic‚ and chemically sensitive patients.





    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

One Capsule Contains:

Folate (as 5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolate) 1‚000 mcg.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space – Magnesium Citrate‚ Leucine‚ Silicon Dioxide.

One capsule once to three times daily‚ or as otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.

ALLERGY WARNING
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat‚ gluten‚ corn‚ yeast‚ soy‚ egg‚ dairy products‚ or artificial colors‚ sweeteners‚ or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose‚ palmitic acid‚ or magnesium‚ calcium‚ or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY RECOMMENDATION
This product is indicated for supplementation during pregnancy. As with any supplementation during pregnancy‚ it is recommended you discuss this with your health-care practitioner.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) supplementation is not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy‚ as it can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however‚ this folate source has not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.

  • Vegetarian Product
  • Wheat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Corn Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Magnesium Stearate Free
  • Artificial Color Free
  • Artificial Flavor Free
  • Artificial Sweetener Free

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Overall Rating for 5-MTHF 1 mg 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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5 33 Based on 33 reviews

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    from Everett, WA

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    6/19/2014

    5-MTHf 1 mg.

    My naturopath recommended this product to help with my folic acid assimilation. By supplementing with L-5-MTHF I can be assured of getting the benefits of folic acid regardless of my ability to absorb or convert it to the active form. 5-MTHf is known to help with among other things excess estrogen production and depression. She recommended this brand and I know Thorne has a great reputation for quality products.

    Pros

      Thorne comes highly recommended by many naturopath so I have confidence in the product.

    Cons

      There are less expensive brands but Im not sure of their efficacy.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Turner, OR

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    4/26/2014

    Hard-to-Find Product at a reasonable pri

    My family doctor prescribed the 5-MTHF 1mg capsules following a blood test that showed I needed this product. All of the stores I checked around my home town did not carry this product; one store could order it at a very high price. My doctor also recommended the Thorne website and from there I got onto the PureFormulas website. Lo and behold there was the product at a much better price plus free shipping. The order came quickly and in perfect shape so when I needed to reorder I used PureFormulas again. This will continue as long as I need to take this product. I have blood tests every couple of months and so far my doctor still wants me to continue the 5-MTHF. I appreciate that the capsules are small a reasonable price and are shipped so quickly. The website is also easy to use and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Colorado

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    3/16/2014

    Good

    Recommended for my condition things are improving excellent product and service

    Pros

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      has some fillers

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from roxbury

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    2/13/2014

    works for me

    it works very well for me

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from minneapolis

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    2/02/2014

    they great

    it has reduced my tired ness a lot. Carolyn

    Pros

      see above

    Cons

      none

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Bellingham, WA

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    1/11/2014

    Recommended by my naturopath

    Been under a lot of stress lately and not sleeping well and this was one of a number of products recommended. Cant say its working miracles but I trust my Dr. to continue to use it.

    Pros

      Only one per day (at night).

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Apex

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    12/03/2013

    Perfect size for children

    My son just learn to swallow perfect little size.

    Pros

      little size

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Johnsburg, Illinois

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    10/25/2013

    Great

    I have a gluten intolerance and my doctor recommended I take 5-MTHF to increase my folic acid levels. I could not find it in stores. Researched on line and found 5-MTHF at Pureformulas.com. Great price and timely delivery. Will continue to order from them. Great quality product.

    Pros

      Price and ease of ordering.

    Cons

      Nothing

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from California

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    10/03/2013

    Good quality product

    My naturopathic MD recommended I take 5-MTHF (specifically the Thorne brand known for high quality) along with Methylcobalamin and P-5-P (active form of B6) for treatment of pernicious anemia. My latest blood test shows improvement and I definitely feel better. I take 2 capsules daily it also helps improve my mood.

    Pros

      Good quality measurable results.

    Cons

      A bit expensive.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Seattle, WA

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    9/27/2013

    Works for me

    5-MTHF was prescribed for me by my Naturapath and has really seemed to help. Buying from Pureformulas.com has worked out great price is reasonable and free shipping is good.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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