Folic Acid MONO Drops 400 µg 50 ml
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Folic acid (folate) belongs to the B vitamins, is water-soluble and is known as vitamin B9. This particular vitamin cannot be produced by the body itself and must therefore be taken in regularly through food. Unfortunately, the need for folate is often not adequately met even through a balanced diet, because many people cannot absorb or metabolize the folate they take in through food. In addition, many foods (especially green foods such as vegetables and lettuce) nowadays contain hardly any folate and the sensitive folate is often already destroyed by heat and water before it can be absorbed through food.
This creates the need for dietary supplements that can make up for this deficit. These supplements contain the synthetically produced form of folate, folic acid. These forms of folate are stable and can be precisely dosed as a dietary supplement. However, there are also important things to consider and big differences in quality.
L-methyfolate vs. folic acid
Folic acid is the synthetically produced form of folate, while methylfolate (or L-methylfolate) is the methylated form of folic acid and thus the bioactive, highly bioavailable form. The Quatrefolic® L-Methylfolate we use has a purity level of at least 99.9% and is considered one of the highest quality premium raw materials of its kind.
A distinction is often not made between these forms even in common usage, although they are clearly different.
Folic acid (including naturally occurring folate) is not biologically active and must therefore first be converted into the metabolically active L-methylfolate or 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) in a multi-step process. In addition, a prerequisite for this conversion is that the body can produce a specific enzyme that makes this conversion from folic acid to L-methylfolate possible in the first place. Studies show that a large part of the world's population does not produce this enzyme (or does not produce it sufficiently), and the folic acid ingested can therefore not be converted to the active L-methylfolate form in the first place.
L-methylfolate is the reduced or methylated form of folic acid which can be optimally absorbed by the body. It is immediately active and is therefore immediately available to the body, as it no longer requires any prior conversion.
The effect of L-methylfolate
- Folate contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and mental function.
- Folate contributes to normal mental function.
- Folate contributes to the reduction of fatigue and tiredness.
- Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
- Folate contributes to amino acid synthesis, homocysteine metabolism, and blood formation.
The consequences of folate deficiency
In the case of a folate deficiency, cell division and also the growth process no longer function adequately. As a result, anemia can occur.
There is an increased need for folate, especially during pregnancy, because an undersupply increases the risk of congenital malformations and brain or spinal cord damage in the child.
The recommended daily dose
The recommended daily dose for adolescents and adults is 300-400 µg per day. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, the recommended intake is 550 µg and 450 µg per day, respectively.
Folic acid or L-methylfolate should not be taken in excess of 1000 µg per day, otherwise an overdose may occur.
Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Bi-distilled Water, 5-MTHF Glucosamine Salt (L-Methylfolate)
New formulation: now with vegetable glycerin to improve shelf life! Color of the drops: colorless.
4 drops contain 400 µg of methylfolate (folic acid).
Origin folic acid: France
Recommended dosage: take 4 drops daily. Shake gently before use.
The product should be stored in the refrigerator after opening and is stable until the end of the best before date (see label) when opened.
Take the product on an empty stomach, with food if you have a sensitive stomach.
Note interactions with iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin B7 (biotin) and vitamin C. The nutrients promotemutual absorption.
- lactose free
- free from colorants
- free from flavorings
- free of food additives such as magnesium stearate
Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place, cool and protected from light.
PZN Germany: 17277183 / PZN Austria: 5438741
Why are the folic acid drops now colorless?
In the previous batches, the formulation was based on a water base. This required an additional processing step of the methylfolate premium raw material we use, "Quatrefolic®", where the solubility was reduced to improve stability and increase bioavailability. This resulted in cloudiness of the folic acid drops and they also appeared more yellowish.
Our formulation has now been revised and is now based on vegetable glycerin from rapeseed oil. This means that this further processing step is no longer necessary and the drops are therefore clear and colorless. Due to the glycerin now contained, the drops are no longer watery, but thick.
Why do the folic acid drops taste sweet?
The product contains natural glycerin from rapeseed oil to improve stability. Glycerin has a sweetish taste.
Why do the folic acid drops contain glycerin?
The vegetable glycerin is used to improve stability and is obtained from rapeseed oil.