L-Methylfolate (or alternately 5-MTHF), is the active form of Folate that your body can use most effectively. It is also the only form that can cross the blood-brain barrier. This active form of vitamin B9 performs a number of important roles in the body related to healthy brain chemistry and cardiovascular function. More common Folic acid, on the other hand, needs to first be converted to L-Methylfolate by the body. However up to 40% of Americans may have a reduced ability to convert Folic acid to L-Methylfolate due to genetic factors. By taking L-Methylfolate directly, no conversion is required.
L-Methylfolate is a water-soluble compound that has a short half-life in the body. Regular 5-MTHF capsules will quickly dissolve in the stomach, and be fully absorbed into the blood stream shortly after ingestion. However, the body’s cells may not require the full amount of L-Methylfolate released rapidly into the bloodstream, and any excess will be excreted through the kidneys. Bioavailability will therefore decrease rapidly unless another capsule is ingested.
AUTHENTA SLOW RELEASE L-Methylfolate capsules contain a food-grade vegetable cellulose additive that is mixed with the active ingredient. When stomach fluids penetrate the slow-release capsule, this cellulose additive becomes gelatin-like, and the 5-MTHF mixed with it is released much more slowly as it takes longer for the capsule to dissolve. This is beneficial as the concentration of the Folate in the blood lasts much longer, and will be available to the cells when they need it. Less of the Folate is wasted due to the kidneys flushing out what your body’s cells can’t use right away.
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