L-MethylFolate provides Metafolin®* L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF), a highly bioavailable form of folate. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food, such as leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, dried beans, and peas.
Bioactive folate helps produce and maintain new cells and is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia. Folate helps maintain the normal metabolism of homocysteine, a potentially harmful amino acid metabolite.
Cost Per Serving: $0.27
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: USA
Serving size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings per container: 60
|Folate (as Metafolin L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate)||1,000 mcg||-|
Cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, and silicon dioxide
Take 1 capsule daily with food
I highly recommend you read this article on MTHFR and Pregnancy Supplementation.
Taking 4 mg of folic acid is the standard protocol for a woman with past miscarriages - however, I disagree with this due to latest research on folic acid vs methylfolate -and the safety of folic acid.
Please read this article on Folic Acid Supplementation.
A consult is recommended here as we can optimize recommendations and at the same time improve symptoms which may be contributing to miscarriage. You may call 800-689-8221 to schedule a consult or begin the RSVP online here.
There are many things you can do to be more proactive during pregnancy - and prior to. I am glad you are seeking out more information and answers.
Hi Josephine -
Folic acid is not recommended for those with MTHFR issues - due to the inability to convert folic acid to methylfolate. You are right that one needs to take methylfolate - not folic acid.
Sperm quality is linked to many nutrient deficiencies:
Consider the following which may support his fertility:
- Optimal Vitamin E: 1 capsule at dinner time- Optimal Multivitamin: 3 capsules with breakfast and 3 with lunch- Sublingual Active B12 with Metafolin: 1/2 tablet to 1 tablet upon rising and another 1/2 to 1 tablet before lunch- Active CoQH: 1 to 2 capsules with lunch- Acetyl-L-Carnitine: 1 capsule before breakfast- Optimal Fish Oil: 2 capsules with lunch and 2 with dinner- Selenium: 1 capsule taken anytime with a meal.- Vitamin D360: 3 drops taken once daily anytime- Optimal Zinc: 1 capsule daily with dinner- Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C: 1 tsp upon rising and 1 tsp mid day away from food
MTHFR is definitely an issue which needs to be addressed -but common nutrient deficiency does as well.
There are many factors and causes at play for anxiety.
Eating every couple hrs with some form of protein is very helpful.
You may also need methylcobalamin in order for the methylfolate to work.
I recommend you consider supplementing with 1 tablet of Sublingual Active B12 with Metafolin upon rising and another tablet before lunch.
Your husband may also try this amount.
I also recommend you consider:
These nutrients, when combined, may further support healthy emotions and mood.
There is a possiblity of your children having 2 copies of the MTHFR C677T mutation - yes. The potential is 25%.
The safest option to start out with is the Sublingual Active B12 with Metafolin. This provides 1,000 mcg of methylcobalamin and 800 mcg of methylfolate as L-5-MTHF.
Consider starting out with half tablet upon rising in the morning for a few days and monitor how you are feeling. If you feel better or no difference, increase to 1 tablet.
Talk with your physician about how to dose and follow their recommendations.
It is important that you talk with your doctor how to get off the Pepcid. There are natural ways to do it and I commonly help people get free of Pepcid naturally as well.
You'd have to take 15 capsules of the Seeking Health L-5-MTHF to equal one tablet of Deplin.
However, you may find you need less methylfolate if you combine it with methylcobalamin - which is found in the Active B12 Lozenge with L-5-MTHF. There is 1 mg of methylcobalamin and 800 mcg of L-5-MTHF per lozenge.
Consider taking a lozenge or two along with a few capsules of the L-5-MTHF.
Since you have to take so much methylfolate, I am wondering why. Many of my clients do very well on very little methylfolate and do very poorly on high amounts.
Consider eliminating dairy - ie Milk. Milk causes potential antibodies against the folate receptors in the brain which may be present thereby creating a higher need of methylfolate.
Please discuss this with your physician.
Starting low and working up with methylfolate is highly recommended.
Metanx is strong. Folbic uses the wrong forms of nutrients.
The Seeking Health HomocysteX and L-5-MTHF both use the right forms of nutrients and are small enough doses that you can work up to what you do best on.
Thank you for your question. Which MTHFR did you test positive for? Recommendations for supplementation really depends on which MTHFR type you have so I don’t have enough information to give you a recommendation at this time. I suggest you find a naturopath or doctor who has experience treating someone with MTHFR and knows which labs to run to determine how to treat you. With MTHFR, the important thing is to consume vitamins in the form in which your body can utilize. If you have been told to take a folate supplement, take the L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate form. http://www.healthegoods.com/seeking-health-l-5-mthf-1000.html
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In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods