B vitamins, including folic acid, are water-soluble meaning you need a ready dietary supply, as not all of them are stored in the body. Dietary sources of folate (the inactive precursor of bioactive folic acid) include grains and green leafy vegetables.
Specifically, folate contributes to:
Folates found in food and synthetic folic acid found in some food supplements are not biologically active and need to be converted to the bioactive reduced and methylated form of folic acid (5-MTHF) by the body. Some individuals, due to their unique genetic patterns and expression (i.e. polymorphisms), do not produce adequate or effective folate converting enzymes (the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme - MTHFR), which is associated with increased risk of different diseases. This means that the supplement form of folic acid is key for absorption, bioavailability and bioactivity.
Nutrigold’s Folic Acid delivers 400μg folic acid per capsule (suitable for vegetarians and vegans) in the unique Quatrefolic® form - a specific clinically validated form of reduced and methylated folate (5-MTHF) with optimum stability and bioavailability. Quatrefolic® passes the gastric barrier and is absorbed across the digestive tract ready for the cells to utilise, including in those individuals who have the MTHFR enzyme polymorphism.
1 capsule daily after food or as directed by a practitioner.
Store in a cool dry place.
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Quatrefolic® (Folic Acid as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate), Cellulose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Folic Acid. Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed the daily recommended intake. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not use if lid seal is broken.
If you are currently taking any other medication please check with your doctor before using this product.
If you are planning a hospital procedure please ensure that you inform the doctor in your consultations prior to the treatment as in some instances you may need to stop taking supplements in advance of surgery.