Methylation the addition of a methyl group (CH4 one carbon attached to three hydrogens) to another molecule is an essential and vital biochemical process within the human body that is involved in a large number of biochemical pathways involving neurotransmitters, detoxification, cardiovascular health, eye health, muscle health, bone health, and redox balance. A number of specific nutrients are necessary for methylation to occur normally.
Methyl-Guard Plus contains higher amounts of 5MTHF (the active form of folate), pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active B6), and methylcobalamin (active B12), than Thorne's original Methyl-Guard. They have also added riboflavin 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B2) for its positive effect on homocysteine metabolism and methylation.* These ingredients provide the necessary nutrients the body uses to push forward the process of methylation. Methyl-Guard Plus is more concentrated, so your patients will appreciate the recommended daily amount of three capsules, which will improve compliance. Thorne's original Methyl-Guard is still available.
Cost Per Serving: $1.41
Additional notes: Store in cool dry place.
Brand: Thorne Research
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: There are no known interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Serving size: 3 Capsules
Servings per container: 30
|Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)||90 mg||-|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||45 mg||-|
|Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate)||3 mg||-|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||3 mg||-|
|Betaine (Trimethylglycine) Anhydrous||1,800 mg||-|
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate), Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate), Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin), Betaine (Trimethylglycine) Anhydrous.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Laurate.
Take 1-3 capsules daily or as recommended by a health-care practioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGS This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant or nursing, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
My family has MTHFR mutations and we tried this brand after using Douglas Lab. Brand for Methylfolate and P5P and for Now Brand of Methylcobalamin. We crashed taking Thorne. Our bodies couldn't use it like the metafolin in Douglas Lab. brand. It just took one day on this supplement to know it wasn't right for us. Even called Thorne to talk to biochemist who said that it did indeed have methylated form in it, but our bodies (all 6 of us) crashed in one day taking it. We had extreme brain fog and tiredness. (Posted on 10/17/12)