L-5-MTHF provides an all-natural form of folate, a member of the B vitamin family. This product contains 1000 mcg of folate per capsule 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 occurs only as this [6S] isomer, which is why this product contains L-5-MTHF, the natural isomer, rather than a different, mixed form. Our L-5-MTHF uses an innovative, patented folate derivative which has demonstrated high bioavailability and solubility, as well as long-lasting stability.
Folate is one of the most essential nutrients needed during rapid cell division and growth; therefore, it comes as no surprise that pregnancy doubles the need for dietary folates. Folate also plays an important role in helping to maintain proper homocysteine levels. It is important to support healthy levels of this amino acid, as an optimally functioning homocysteine pathway provides nutrients for necessary biochemical reactions in the body.