QuatreActive® Folate contains Quatrefolic®, the fourth generation of advanced folate supplements. Patented Quatrefolic® is the glucosamine salt of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This new form of 5-MTHF has demonstrated greater bioavailability than the 5-MTHF calcium salt form.* It also shows enhanced solubility and stability.*
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Folate (as 500 µg of 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (from 925 µg [6S]-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt))
Other Ingredients: Hydroxpropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine.
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule one or two times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Folate is an essential nutrient that is needed for normal cell division and DNA repair.* Folate is usually taken as folic acid, which must be reduced in the body to the metabolically active form 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to be absorbed into the bloodstream and utilized by the tissues. Those needing high amounts of folate can avoid getting a build-up of unmetabolized folic acid in the bloodstream by taking 5-MTHF.* Some who have a genetic variation that hinders the use of folic acid may also find 5-MTHF is preferable.* 5-MTHF donates the methyl group needed to convert homocysteine to methionine. Vitamin B-12 is also required for the catalyst methionine synthase. This methionine synthesis cycle maintains methylation of DNA and regulates homocysteine metabolism.* Folate and vitamin B12 are also required for the synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe).