- Helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTD) when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy
- Supports red blood cell formation
- Provides 1000 mcg of folate per day from Metafolin®
An extensive body of evidence indicates that adequate folate intake may provide significant cellular and neural protection, as well as energy support. Folate is provided in this formula as Metafolin®, the naturally occurring universally metabolized form of folate. Metafolin® is chemically identical to the active folate metabolite found naturally in foods, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF). Clinical evidence indicates that the bioavailability of Metafolin® is superior to that of folic acid. Adequate folate status is critical for red blood cell formation and protein metabolism. At the molecular level, the main function of folate is to donate methyl groups in key biochemical reactions. In particular, this B vitamin is critical for the proper neural and cellular development of the fetal central nervous system. Research demonstrates that daily supplementation with at least 400 mcg of folate helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.
Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.