Life Extension Folate 1000mcg (100pcs)
Life Extension L-Methylfolate 1000mcg is active form of Folic Acid.
- Gluten Free
- Non-GMO LE Certified
- Metabolically Active Form of Folic Acid
- Dietary Supplement
Take one tablet per day: Folate 1000 mcg
(6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 500% NRV (Nutrient Reference Value).
Folate is not folic acid.
Low folate levels may be due to alcoholism, malnutrition, and long-term use of oral contraceptives. Diarrhea, shortness of breath, memory problems and mouth ulcers may occur.
Folate is not only important for women. This is important for the quality of a man's sperm and increases the chances of having a baby with a healthy genome.
Adequate folate administration before and immediately after pregnancy helps to prevent many malformations, such as neural tube defects (the most significant birth defect caused by folate deficiency). Neural tube defects cause malformations of the spine, skull and brain. The use of folic acid can reduce heart failure, congenital cleft lip, limb malformations and urinary tract abnormalities. Women are advised to eat folic acid-rich foods, take supplements and consume folate-rich foods when planning pregnancy and during pregnancy (especially during the first month). Folic acid also helps protect the fetus if the mother becomes ill during pregnancy, takes medication or smokes.
Folate also supports both cardiovascular & cognitive health. Helps maintain already-healthy homocysteine levels. Folate Promotes Heart and Brain Health. Folic acid is a common B-vitamin supplement. Folate helps maintain healthy homocysteine levels already within the normal range. Homocysteine levels are an important biomarker for both cardiovascular and cognitive health—so be proactive. Folate, homocysteine & cardiovascular health. Folate helps maintain healthy homocysteine levels already within the normal range. By helping to inhibit excess homocysteine, folate supports healthy levels of this important cardiovascular health biomarker. 5-MTHF, homocysteine & cognitive health. Since people with elevated homocysteine levels have a greater risk of cognitive decline, getting enough folate is especially crucial for aging individuals attempting to maintain cognitive health.
Take alone or with B12 for enhanced effect. The RDA for folate for non-pregnant or lactating adults is 400 mcg a day. This formula delivers 1,700 mcg of 5-MTHF folate. If you’re looking for a higher dose, try our High Potency Optimized Folate formula, which delivers 5,000 mcg of 5-MTHF. You can combine either formula with vitamin B12 in the form of methylcobalamin, vitamin B6 in either the pyridoxal 5’-phosphate or pyridoxine hydrochloride form, and/or riboflavin.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate, stearic acid.