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What is the dose of l methylfolate and how it is superior to foclic acid?

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Stephen Treloar 16 Aug 2014

We can't tell you a dose as we don't know your Folate levels.

In answer to the other question: L-methylfolate is the bioactive form of Folate in the body. Folic acid is the precursor chemical to the bioactive form which is synthesized in the Liver. Around 40% of the population don't convert Folic acid into its bioactive form as efficiently as others requiring higher doses. The use of L-methylfolate avoids this issue as it is already in it's bioactive form.

Folate supplements are also recommended for women who intend on getting pregnant and throughout the first trimester of pregnancy when the nervous system is taking shape and developing. it is well know to prevent/reduce the incidence of neural tube defects (spina bifida) in human embryos.

vinayvaranasi 18 Aug 2014

Its good information but it would had been better if the Bio Active path way would had been shown of L methylfolate in the body.

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