Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate) 1000 mcg 100 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Item Number: LE1234
  • Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule(s)
  • Servings per Container: 100
  • Amount per Container: 100 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.21
  • Price per Unit*: $0.21
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  • Folate is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and critical enzymatic reactions throughout the body. By depleting excess homocysteine‚ folate benefits cardiovascular health and nervous system function.

    Those who take ordinary folic acid supplements‚ however‚ may not be experiencing its full spectrum of effects. This is because folic acid is itself not biologically active‚ but its biological importance is due to its active form called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) after its conversion to dihydrofolic acid in the liver. Research shows that in a large proportion of the population‚ genetic dihydrofolate reductase enzyme deficiencies limited the conversion of folate to 5-MTHF‚ leaving many vulnerable to low blood 5-MTHF levels (and higher than desired homocysteine).

    A more useful approach is to take the bioactive folate 5-MTHF directly‚ which has been declassified as a drug and is now available as a dietary supplement. 5-MTHF has been shown to dramatically raise red blood cell folate levels compared with folic acid supplementation. 5-MTHF is up to seven times more bioavailable than folic acid. This greater bioavailability is especially important in people who have a genetic enzyme deficiency since 5-MTHF requires no conversion to be biologically active.

    People with elevated homocysteine levels have a greater risk of cognitive decline. Unlike folic acid‚ 5-MTHF is able to cross the blood-brain barrier‚ which is especially important for people with cognitive difficulties to enhance the synthesis of acetylcholine in the brain — the neurotransmitter associated with memory.

    Studies also show that the effectiveness of 5-MTHF can be further enhanced by co-supplementing with methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12)‚ vitamin B6‚ and riboflavin.

    Optimized Folate now provides Quatrefolic® 5-methyltetrahydrofolate complexed with glucosamine for longer stability‚ higher water solubility and improved bioavailability compared to other forms of 5-MTHF.



    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.lef.org

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container 100

Amount Per Serving

Folate [as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid‚ glucosamine salt]^ 1000 mcg

Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose‚ vegetable cellulose (capsule)‚ silica‚ vegetable stearate.

This product contains NO milk‚ egg‚ fish‚ peanuts‚ crustacean shellfish (lobster‚ crab‚ shrimp)‚ soybeans‚ tree nuts‚ wheat‚ yeast‚ gluten‚ corn‚ or rice. Contains NO sugar‚ and no artificial sweeteners‚ flavors‚ colors‚ or preservatives.

Take one capsule daily with food‚ or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Do not exceed recommended dose.

When using nutritional supplements‚ please consult your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

  • GMO Free
  • MSG-Free
  • Vegetarian Product
  • Made In The Usa
  • Milk Free
  • Egg Free
  • Fish Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nuts Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Corn Free
  • Rice Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Artificial Color Free
  • Artificial Flavor Free
  • Artificial Sweetener Free
  • Preservative Free

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  • By Pam
    from United States

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    2/12/2014

    Excellent product! High quality!

    Excellent product! High quality!

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By Jan
    from East Hampton, CT

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    12/08/2013

    Health Benefit

    Was unable to process folic acid and after researching a natural alternative to folast I purchased this product. I have been very pleased with the results.l

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By kandis hasamear
    from savannah, ga

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    12/03/2013

    Helps with depression.

    I notice when I run out of this product that I start getting depressed again. I take about 7 of them a day. One of the latest antidepressants on the market is a concentrated dose of this same form of B vitamin so I figured I would take a high dose and it works.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By Kriste
    from Missouri

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    7/06/2013

    Good product

    Optimized Folate is just what my sons doctor wanted him to take.

    Pros

      Good price

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By Sharon
    from Aallen Texas

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    6/06/2013

    My doctor recommended I take this!

    My doctor recommended that I take Optimized Folate & gave me a prescription for it which when I went to pick it up at the pharmacy. They said my insurance would not pay for it & it was going to cost $148.00! I asked why the pharmacist said it was because it was a vitamin! So he told me what was in & I found it here on Pureformulas! I guess the doctors have realized the value of vitamins! Especially this one!

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By Caile76
    from Leesburg, VA

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    1/09/2013

    Really happy with this brand

    I really like the Life Extension brand but I only take just the Optimized Folate. My doctor said I should take this to keep my B-6 levels up and it works! And it has no fillers yeast soy sugar or glutens to cause nasty side effects. Its also non-prescription and thats such a relief as so much of my regimen is. My only complaint is that it always runs at least 20.00; and because I need to take 3 a day one bottle only lasts a month. It would be nice to see it sold in larger quantities instead of having to buy several bottles.

    Pros

      Pure - no fillerrs yeasts dyes sugars glutens or soy products Does what its supposed to Non-prescription No side effects

    Cons

      Would like to see larger quantities/bottle Slightly lowered cost would be nice; or discount +1 bottles at a time

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
  • By Fran
    from North Carolina

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    12/06/2012

    MTHR Problem

    Both my daughter and I have a gene mutation where we do not metholize folate properly. Our doctor has us on Optimized Folate (L-Methylfolate) 1000 mcg.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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