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Is this methylfolate product ok?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by forbius, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. forbius

    forbius

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    It costs a premium, but works out cheaper per milligram than buying lots of smaller bottles. It doesn't once mention the "metafolin" brand name, however, so i'm wondering if there might be a difference in quality?

    Metabolic Maintenance 5-MTHF.
     
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, forbius.

    This product is a racemic mixture of 50%-50% L5-methyltetrahydrofolate and R5-tetrahydrofolate. Only the L5 type is usable by the body. I don't know whether the presence of the other type will cause any problems or not. It's cheaper to make the mixture. As far as I know, only Merck and Gnosis have processes for making the pure L5.

    Best regards,

    Rich
     
  3. forbius

    forbius

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    Is there a metafolin product that comes in these sorts of dosages? I can only seem to find 800mcg and 1mg.
     
  4. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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    There is a 5mg Thorne product on iHerb, that contains only l-methylfolate (gnosis).
     
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