AOR BIO-FOLATE 1mg 30capsAOR Series
Folate in a Biologically Active Form
- A combination of folic acid and vitamin B12 in their active forms
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Required for DNA synthesis and important during pregnancy
- Clinically researched dosages
Folic acid (or folate) is vitamin B9, a water-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in DNA and RNA synthesis, red blood cell production, the metabolism of proteins, and healthy genetic expression. BioFolate contains L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF), the active form of folate that is used in the body. A large percentage of the population has a certain gene mutation called MTHFR which renders them unable to convert dietary folate into the biologically active form, leading to folate deficiency. Taking folate in the form of L-5-MTHF ensures that even those with the MTHFR mutation are able to absorb the folate and avoid deficiency. BioFolate also contains a small amount of vitamin B12 in the active form of methylcobalamin, since folate supplementation can mask a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Folate deficiency can cause a number of health problems, of which the most documented is neural tube defects in developing infants. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fatigue, irritability, headaches, difficulties in cognitive function, mood imbalances, cramps, palpitations, shortness of breath, and can lead to more serious health problems. Some conditions can actually lead to secondary folate deficiencies through decreased absorption or an increase in the body’s demand for folate. These include the MTHFR gene mutation, alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, lymphoma or amyloidosis of the small intestine, diabetic enteropathy, gluten sensitivity, sickle cell disease, chronic exfoliative skin disorders and of course, pregnancy.
Amount: 1 Capsule
- 1 mgFolic acid (L-5-MTHF)
- 2.4 mcgVitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
- Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide. Capsule: hypromellose.
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproducts.
(Adult): Take 1 capsule daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Folate supplementation can mask a vitamin B12 deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are uncertain whether or not you are taking adequate vitamin B12 or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Megaloblastic anemia
- Cardiovascular health
- Neural tube defects