L-5-MTHF 120 Vegetarian Capsules
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|MFG # MTH120|
UPC # 879452002784
Official Website: http://www.designsforhealth.com
L-5-MTHF was designed for patients with demonstrated increased need for folate such as those with either the A1298C or C677T MTHFR mutation. It provides 1000 mcg per capsule of folate in the bioidentical, bioactive form, 5-MethylTetraHydroFolate. L-5-MTHF (the "L" signifying that it is the all-natural [6S] isomer) is the active circulating form of folate found in the body and one of the several forms found in food. In nature it is found only as this [6S] isomer, which is why DFH provides 5-MTHF as this natural isomer rather than the mixed (or racemic) form.
Individuals who have tested homozygous with either the A1298C or C677T MTHFR mutation, or those with elevated homocysteine levels, should be using L-5-MTHF as the preferred form of folate supplementation. This will be more effective for them than other forms of folic acid or folates.
Others who may benefit from L-5-MTHF:
1) Pregnant women and women wishing to become pregnant who have familial history of depression, high homocysteine levels, or genetic defect in MTHFR. Note: All pregnant women should takePrenatal Pro™ as their
comprehensive multivitamin; can combine with L-5-MTHF if higher levels of folate are needed.
2) Women with abnormal pap smears (precancerous)
3) Those with very high homocysteine levels not responding quickly to Homocysteine Supreme™(consider using them together)
4) Dialysis patients
5) Organic acid testing that reveals elevated FIGLU (marker used to identify folate deficiency)
6) Patients with family history of dementia/vascular dementia
7) Patients with depression
8) Long-term alcoholism
9) Long-term use of oral contraceptives, and
persistent use of medications to lower folate levels, including high doses of NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen; anticonvulsants (phenytoin, phenobarbital, and primidone); trimethoprim (antibiotic), pyrimethamine (antimalarial), triamterene (blood pressure med.) and sulfasalazine (treatment for ulcerative colitis).
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.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Folate (as [6S]-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 1000mcg / 250%
*Daily Value not established.
Microcrystalline cellulose, spinach juice powder, L-leucine.
Does not contain gluten.
Allergy Information - Product Details
- No Artificial Colors
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- No Artificial Flavors
- Gluten Free
- Preservatives Free
- Soy Free
- Sugar Free
- Veggie Product
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
|As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.|
|Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.|
Overall Rating for L-5-MTHF 120 Vegetarian Capsules
|(based on 2 reviews)|
By Aaron from Oregon on July 6, 2012
L-5-MTHF not bad but the dose is far to low to be effective. I use other products with a higher dose and better quality.
To be effective you need atleast 5mg to 10mg of MTHFR a day. Which means you would need to take 10 pills a day - ouch !
Cons:not enough strength, hard to take, costly, doesn't work
Excellent if you have MTHFR or even otherwise
By Olivia from Chicago, Illinois on April 20, 2012
I have been tested and have MTHFR with C677T, I believe my husband also has a mutation too. Fortunately our son was born healthy due to the fact I was taking extra folate on my own as a precaution although I didn't know about the mutation at the time. My husband and I take L-5-MTHF by Designs for Health and have found a dramatic increase in attention span, the ability to stay focused for long periods of time, and the ability to concentrate. Our energy levels have improved too. It has removed our brain fog. We also give our son a little of this in his food, maybe a third of the pill or so a day, or every other day, depending, and find that it dramatically improved his speech and verbal abilities very very quickly. He's 2 years old. My husband and I also take NOW brand B6 and Mercola's sublingual B12 along with a multi that does not contain folic acid. I have read that if you take synthetic folic acid it will more easily bind to your receptor sites and tie them up (uselessly since it's not useable) while the useable folic acid will remain unused. Our son eats liver now and then too along with his multi. I'm not a doctor these are just my experiences. Our family really likes L-5-MTHF and are grateful that it's available. We even recommended it to our parents and they have had similar benefits.
Pros:Easy to swallow
Saw benefits quickly
Can easily open capsule to give my son a smaller dose
No tummy troubles even on empty stomach
Cons:I only wish it was made of organic spinich, I would even be willing to pay more for it
I would recommend this item to a friend.