5-MTHF nutritionally supports normal neurological and cognitive functions by providing a biologically active form of the B-vitamin, folic acid. Provides support for nervous system and oral health.
What 5-MTHF is for:
Xymogen 5-MTHF is a biologically acitve form of folic acid providing Neurological and Cognitive support for:
- Supports normal Serum Folate Levels in Individuals with Genetic Polymorphism
- Supports the Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine
- Supports Methylation
- Supports Nervous System and Oral Health
- Supports Normal Cellular Proliferation (including red blood cells)
How 5-MTHF works:
Generically known as folate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is the most biologically active form of the water-soluble B vitamin, folic acid. It is the form into which the body must convert all other forms of folic acid before it can be used. Along with vitamin B12, 5-MTHF serves as a donor of methyl groups, which the body utilizes in many nervous system and metabolic processes, including the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, synthesis of monoamine neurotransmitters, production of melatonin, and synthesis of DNA. A folate deficiency is likely to occur in a diet consisting primarily of processed and/or cooked foods, as processing or cooking destroys the vitamin. Besides insufficient dietary intake, poor absorption or poor utilization can result in a folate deficiency. In addition to other manifestations, lack of sufficient folate may affect brain and nervous system functions.
Despite research showing that folic acid and 5-MTHF have equivalent bioavailability and that supplementation with large doses of folic acid can (force' its conversion to the more active form, 5-MTHF is the preferred form to replenish folate. Folate is stored in the red blood cells (RBCs), where levels have been shown to be higher after supplementation with 5-MTHF compared to folic acid and placebo.
5-MTHF might stabilize, improve synthesis of, or substitute for the cofactor in monoamine neurotransmitter synthesis, tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4).
Folate intake is especially important during pregnancy.
CAUTION: Keep out of reach of children.
Take only under supervision of a healthcare practitioner.