Women's Health


120 capsules
Priority One

Member Price: $39.98

SAAF Client or Employee Price: $$29.02

Folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. The most bioavailable active form of folate.

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Product Description

Up to 60-percent of the U.S. population may have a genetic enzyme defect that makes it difficult for them to convert folic acid into active 5-MTHF. For these individuals and many others, 5-MTHF supplementation may be a more effective method of folate repletion. This is a multi-step biochemical process that occurs in the intestines and liver. In the presence of intestinal or liver dysfunction this conversion may not convert sufficiently enough to meet the body’s needs.

Because deficiencies of folic acid have been linked to low-birth-weight infants and neural tube defects, folic acid requirements double during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends folic acid supplementation for all women of childbearing age because the biggest need is during the first trimester, when a woman may not even be aware she is pregnant. Supplementation with the more active form may be preferable.

In concert with vitamin B12, 5-MTHF functions as a methyl-group donor involved in the conversion of the amino acid homocysteine to methionine. Methyl-group donation is vital to many biochemical conversion processes, including the synthesis of serotonin, melatonin, and DNA.

It is important for women of childbearing age to get enough folic acid – not just those who are planning to become pregnant. Only 50 percent of pregnancies are planned, so any woman who could become pregnant should get enough folic acid every day – especially before conception and during early pregnancy.

  • a breakthrough in folate supplementation
  • an excellent source of folate for pregnant women
  • supports optimal cardiovascular and nerve function
  • the most biologically active form of folate

Product Ingredients

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Amount Per Serving: Folate … 1mg (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate)
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

What is Client or Employee Price?

If you are an active Client with SAAF, enrolled in our Support Services programs, you are eligible to receive 10% off our already reduced Member Prices.