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L-5-MTHF(L-Methylfolate Calcium)-- Super Vitamin

L-5-MTHF(L-Methylfolate Calcium)-- Super Vitamin

CAS #151533-22-1

Product Specification:50G/1KG /25KG

Minmum Order Quantity: >50G

Sample Requirement: Free Sample / Freight Charged / to final agreement

What is L-5-MTHF(L-Methylfolate Calcium)?

L-5-MTHF, or L-Methylfolate Calcium, is the biologically active form of folate, which is a B-vitamin. In its various forms, folate is essential for numerous bodily functions, including DNA synthesis, repair, and methylation, as well as the production of certain amino acids.

The "L" prefix refers to the levorotatory isomer of the molecule, which is the naturally occurring form that the human body can use directly. Methylfolate is important because it is the form that can cross the blood-brain barrier and is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

L-Methylfolate Calcium (calcium salt form of L-5-MTHF) is often used as a dietary supplement, especially for individuals with certain genetic mutations (like MTHFR mutation) that reduce the efficiency of folate conversion into its active form in the body. It is also used to manage and prevent folate deficiency and may be prescribed to individuals with conditions like depression or women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as adequate folate levels are crucial for fetal development.

What For Is L-5-MTHF(L-Methylfolate Calcium) Useful?

L-5-MTHF (L-Methylfolate Calcium) is useful for several health-related purposes, especially because it represents the active form of folate that can be directly utilized by the body.  Here are some of the key uses and benefits of L-5-MTHF:

Folate Deficiency: It is used to treat or prevent folate deficiency, which can lead to various health problems, including anemia, and is particularly important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as pregnancy and infancy.

Pregnancy: Adequate folate levels are crucial during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in the developing fetus.  L-5-MTHF can be particularly helpful for pregnant women who have difficulty converting folic acid (the synthetic form of folate) to its active form due to genetic variations like the MTHFR mutation.

Mental Health: L-5-MTHF is sometimes used to support mental health, including depression.  Some individuals with certain genetic mutations that affect folate metabolism may benefit from supplementation with L-5-MTHF as it can assist in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

Homocysteine Regulation: It helps regulate homocysteine levels in the blood, which is important because high levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Support Methylation: L-5-MTHF is involved in methylation processes in the body, which are critical for various functions such as detoxification, immune function, maintaining DNA, and energy production.

Neurological Health: Due to its role in neurotransmitter synthesis and methylation, L-5-MTHF may support neurological health and cognitive function.