Thorne Research, 5-MTHF 60 Vegetarian Capsules

SKU: TR-B129

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$18.95

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    Product Description

    • Hypoallergenic
    • Dietary Supplement

    Folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. 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 occur sufficiently enough to meet the body’s needs. Furthermore, up to one-third of the U.S. population may have a genetic enzyme defect that makes it difficult for them to convert folic acid (even folinic acid) into active 5-MTHF. For these individuals and many others, 5-MTHF supplementation may be a more effective method of folate repletion.

    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. Women predisposed to having a child with a neural tube defect may have an abnormality in the ability to convert folic acid to the more active 5-MTHF. 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. Certain
    neurological, cognitive, and psychiatric conditions, including depression, peripheral neuropathy, myelopathy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, forgetfulness, irritability, dementia, endogenous depression, organic psychosis, and schizophrenia-like syndromes may be secondary to folate
    deficiency.

    Depression is associated with lower serum and RBC folate concentrations, and a folate deficiency predicts a poorer response to some antidepressant medications. Several studies have documented improvement in depression in patients subsequent to oral supplementation with folate at doses of 5-50 mg daily. Folic acid (500 mcg per day) significantly improved the antidepressant action of fluoxetine in subjects with major depression.

    Supplement Facts

    Suggested Use 1-3 capsules daily.
    Supplement Facts
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Capsule
    Servings Per Container: 60
      Amount Per Serving % DV
    Folate (as 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate)
    1000 mcg
    250%

    *Daily Value (DV) not established.

    Warnings A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health care practitioner before using this product.

    Additional Information

    SKU TR-B129
    Name Thorne Research, 5-MTHF 60 Vegetarian Capsules
    UPC 693749129011
    MPN B129
    Brand Thorne Research
    Form Vegetarian Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.0400
    Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
    Package Description 60 Vegetarian Capsules
    Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

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    I was originally prescribed this product by my Applied Kinesiology Chiropractor, who used muscle testing to determine that I needed this form of Folic Acid because my body was not absorbing/utilizing other forms. It has significantly enhanced my energy level. Excellent price, too!

    Published by Kittyn on 2011-01-07 01:36:20
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    • awesome product

      Posted by MTHF on November 29, 2010
      This product is amazing and healthdesigns has the best price anywhere I have found.
      I can tell a difference in my energy and endurance if I miss even 3 days of this product.
      This is a safe product without trash fillers....I love it!
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    • it's really good

      Posted by joy on January 2, 2011
      It's a really good product. My Doctor Prescribed Deplin for my Husband and I because our bodies do not absorb Folic acid, I asked if there was a natural alternative and she recommended this product. I felt the difference right away.
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    • great

      Posted by Rachel on February 26, 2011
      I am glad that i found this for my son. i am very happy with the free shipping. i will be ordering it monthly or so.
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    • good folinic!

      Posted by Vladislava on June 22, 2011
      This product is needed, if ever take vitamin
      Methyl B12 (drops). This is the correct form folinik that
      avoids hyperactive autistic child
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      Posted by Peter on March 1, 2011
      I used the RedLaser app on my iPhone and that's how I found that Health Designs has the best prices--well done!
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    • awesome product 5-MTHF

      Posted by Robbie on July 26, 2011
      This product has been helping me feel better from chronic fatique & fibrmyalgia for several years. It's clean,pure and efficent.
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    • Great

      Posted by Prue on November 8, 2011
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    • GOOD

      Posted by LA4CE on October 11, 2012
      GOOD
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    • GOOD

      Posted by LA4CE on October 11, 2012
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