FolaPro by Metagenics features Metafolin®‚ which is the most bioavailable form of folate called L-5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF). This supplement is an excellent source of L-5-MTHF‚ a metabolically active form of folate that helps ensure that all of the critical benefits of folate nutrition are realized. Since it’s already active‚ this form of folate does not require any additional metabolic steps in order for it to be used by the body.
FolaPro provides the nutrition necessary to support many metabolic processes‚ including nervous system functioning‚ hormone metabolism‚ homocysteine metabolism‚ and DNA synthesis.
Many Americans are born with a genetic variation that causes their bodies to improperly utilize folic acid. However‚ almost everyone can benefit from this supplement.
The Importance of Folic Acid
Folic acid is crucial to a biochemical process called methylation. This process refers to the transfer of methyl groups‚ which takes place billions of times every day. Methyl groups are simply one carbon bound to three hydrogen atoms. This process may sound uncomplicated‚ but it is essential to your health. Methyl groups are purposely placed on some genes to ensure they remain inactive‚ which protects your overall health.
When you eat foods that are rich in folic acid‚ the body has to work in order to get its benefits. First‚ it has to be absorbed. Then it has to undergo many biochemical conversions before it becomes L-5-MTHF. About one in three Americans don’t have the enzymes necessary to help the body create L-5-MTHF; therefore‚ they do not get the benefits of eating folic acid‚ an essential nutrient.
Whether you have this issue or not‚ supplementing with FolaPro can help ensure that you’ll get the benefits of folic acid. The L-5-MTHF plays a vital role in DNA repair and synthesis. L-5-MTHF (Metafolin in FolaPro) also plays a vital role in metabolizing serotonin and dopamine; because of this‚ a folic acid deficiency can lead to mood swings or sadness. The active form of folate also plays an important role in detoxification‚ including ridding the body of common environmental toxins. Since histamine is also eliminated through this process‚ a folic acid deficiency may also contribute to more allergic reactions.
In order to ensure that you are getting all of the benefits from your folic acid supplementation‚ you should supplement with the active form of folic acid‚ such as the Metafolin found in FolaPro.
Each bottle of Metagenics’ FolaPro contains 120 tablets.
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One Tablet Supplies:
Folate [L-5-methyl tetrahydrofolate†(as calcium L-mefolinate)] 800 mcg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose‚ stearic acid‚ and silica.
Dosage: One tablet daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.