Life Extension, High Potency Optimized Folate, 30 Tablets
Product Overview : Life Extension, High Potency Optimized Folate, 30 Tablets
- Gluten Free
- Metabolically Active Form of Folic Acid
- Dietary Supplement
- Non GMO LE Certified
Our High Potency Optimized Folate is a cardiovascular health supplement that also supports cognitive health and more with 8500 mcg of metabolically active 5-MTHF.
Maintaining normal levels of homocysteine, a metabolic byproduct, is associated with both cardiovascular and cognitive health. Folate, a B vitamin, helps maintain homocysteine levels already within normal range. However, not everyone can efficiently convert folate to its biologically active form. Our formula provides 5-MTHF, so you don’t have to.
The 5-MTHF folate in High Potency Optimized Folate is an ultra-bioavailable form of the B-vitamin commonly called folic acid.
High Potency Optimized Folate Benefits
- Super high-potency dose of bioavailable 5-MTHF folate
- Supports both cardiovascular & cognitive health
- Helps maintain already-healthy homocysteine levels
- 5-MTHF folate overcomes the enzyme inefficiency roadblock
For the Greatest Health Benefits
Folic acid is a common B-vitamin supplement. Once ingested, your body is supposed to convert folic acid into 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5-MTHF. But research shows that many people lack sufficient activity of the enzyme that’s necessary to do this. So we formulated High Potency Optimized Folate with 8500 mcg of 5-MTHF, saving your body the trouble.
Folic acid is the most common form of folate supplements. Once ingested, your body is supposed to convert folic acid, a synthetic version of folate, into 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5-MTHF. But research shows that many people lack sufficient activity of the enzyme that's necessary to convert folic acid to 5-MTHF. A more useful approach is to take 5-MTHF directly.
5-MTHF, 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. And 5-MTHF has been shown to be more bioavailable than folic acid in some studies.
5-MTHF, homocysteine & cognitive health
5-MTHF's greater bioavailability is especially important for people who don't have enough activity of the enzyme necessary to convert folic acid to its biologically active form. Since people with elevated homocysteine levels have a greater risk of cognitive decline, the increased efficiency of 5-MTHF in supporting healthy folate status is especially crucial for aging individuals.
Take alone or with B12 for enhanced effect
The RDA for folate for non-pregnant or lactating adults is 400 mcg a day, but this high-potency formula provides 8500 mcg of this super-bioavailable form of folate. For even greater health benefits, take 5-MTHF folate with methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12), vitamin B6 and/or riboflavin.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) tablet daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not use this product if treated with methotrexate, fluorouracil, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, or levodopa prior to consultation with your personal physician.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Folate [as (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate, calcium salt]||8,500 mcg°||2,125%|
|°DEF (dietary folate equivalents)|
Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate.