5-MTHF ES provides 10,000 mcg of 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) per serving. 5-MTHF is the most biologically active form of the water-soluble B vitamin, folate; and it may be the preferred form for those with variations in digestion, absorption, or folate metabolism.
Along with vitamin B12, folate serves as a donor of methyl groups. The body utilizes methyl groups in many nervous system and metabolic processes, including the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, the synthesis of monoamine neurotransmitters, the production of melatonin, and the synthesis of DNA. In addition, sufficient folate is necessary for brain and nervous system functions and for a healthy pregnancy outcome.*
5-MTHF is the most biologically active form of the water-soluble B vitamin, folate. It is the preferred form of folate supplementation due
to an array of conditions that can limit conversion or absorption of folic acid.*