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Help with Folate

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Googsta, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    I'd really appreciate if someone could suggest a good source of active folate.

    I want to give high dose vitamin B a try, I haven't had any Methylation Panels & to be honest I struggle to get my head around it all :p.
    I take Jarrows Multi 1-3 (it's what I can afford) but it has Folic Acid, is that ok for the time being? i.e can I just take folate as well?
     
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, Googsta.

    I believe that Thorne Research 5-MTHF is supplied in Australia from a company based in New Zealand.

    You could try spacing the 5-MTHF two hours apart from the multi. Then they won't compete for absorption from the gut to the blood. There will still be competition for transport from the blood into the cells, but enough 5-MTHF will probably be able to get in. If not, you could raise its dosage.

    Best regards,

    Rich
     
  3. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    Awesome, thanks Rich :)
     
  4. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Go http://www.iherb.com/ Googsta. Anything bought inside Australia or New Zealand will cost twice as much and the shipping won't be much or any better either. It's also likely the length of time it takes for them to deliver won't be much better.

    So there's absolutely no benefit in buying international brands locally.

    In fact, I wouldn't even buy our local practitioner only brands. None of them even provide a full list of ingredients and excipients on the packaging.
     
  5. nanonug

    nanonug Senior Member

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    Unmetabolized folic acid is a potential problem. If you are at all able to avoid taking it, that would probably be a good thing. Thorne Research has this product called Methyl-Guard Plus. If you take just one capsule a day, it will give you quite a bit of what you need to keep methylation going at a price that I don't think breaks the bank.
     
  6. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    Thanks, I totally agree, everyone is getting ripped off/sucked in to the hype.

    Love iHerb ;)

    Thanks Nano, will definately give it a try.
     

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