L-Methylfolate is the only form of Vitamin B-9 that can cross the blood-brain barrier to help facilitate the synthesis of the neurotransmitters associated with mood regulation—serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. A deficiency in L-Methylfolate has been linked to depression. Therefore, taking a supplement containing Methylfolate can help fight against depression.
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The MTHFR gene and L-methylfolate also play many other roles in our body. These include repairing DNA, aiding and supporting immune function, the body’s detoxification system, energy production, and much more. A failing methylation cycle has been linked to a host of autoimmune diseases, including autism. What’s more, MTHFR helps to control homocysteine, which is an amino acid that when not regulated or found in the body in high concentrations, has been linked to heart attacks and stroke.
We use 1.7 mg of the purest form of B-9 that is clinically shown to produce results, micronized for increased bioavailability.
Improves mood, helps to control homocysteine.