It can be the same. If the OTC version contains either 7 1/2 or 15 milligrams (not micrograms) of l-methyfolate, then it is likely the same. L-methylfolate is very expensive to produce, so you are not likely to see it mixed in with anything else except maybe a helper vitamin. BTW, l-methylfolate is not an herbal preparation. It is the active form of folic acid and the only form that can cross the blood-brain barrier. I use a brand called Methylpro, which I like better than Deplin because it is less expensive and the capsules contain no extra ingredients or additives.
- L-Methylfolate Information for Consumers
- L-Methylfolate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of L-Methylfolate (detailed)
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