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Folate

Folate is a critical member of the B vitamin family and a naturally occurring substance that is important for the formation of red and white blood cells.

Folate is a critical member of the B vitamin family and a naturally occurring substance that is important for the formation of red and white blood cells. Women who consume balanced diets with adequate folate throughout their childbearing years may reduce their risk of having a child with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. Sources of folate include fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, fortified cereals and dietary supplements. IDNutrition uses the advanced coenzyme form of Folate, 5-Methylfolate, in place of folic acid to assure greater bioactivity and maximize absorption and cellular uptake.

Ingredients

5-MTHF ((6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Folate, L-Leucine Powder

Benefits of Folate

Protects your cells from free radical damage.

Helps reduce levels of an amino acid in the blood called homocysteine.

Critically important nutrient for the formation of red and white blood cells.

Nutritional support for the production of healthy white blood cells and activity which is vital to a good immune system and response.

Bones

Folate helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to increased risk of fractures. Studies have concluded that folate intake will support and have additional positive impacts on bone-mass density. Folate deficiencies can lead to bones that are not as strong as they should be and complications from fragile bone structure can complicate remedies for fractures.

Heart

In recent years, a growing body of evidence has suggested that higher than normal levels of homocysteine levels are an independent risk factor for heart disease and can lead to dangerous blood clots and hardening of the arteries. Consequently, supplementing folic acid is a simple alternative to lowering these levels.

Immunity

The health of our bodies really start with the health of our cells. As a vitamin, Folate is essential for the production and maintenance of our cells. This is particularly true for children and athletes. That's becuase Folate is needed to make DNA and RNA, the genetic material that dictates how our cells function. It also helps prevent, mutations in our DNA which can cause illness and disease.

Blood

Known for it's ability to lower homocysteine levels in blood, Folate is also believed to help blood vessels relax, improve circulatory health and flow, and reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Equally important it is needed for red blood cells to form and grow, thus providing a critical oxygen supply to tissue and muscle.

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