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What metafolin do you take?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by minkeygirl, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I'm currently taking Solgar 800 mcg but I'm looking for one with higher dosage that might be more cost effective as I increase my dosage.

    What are you guys using?
     
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    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    I take Solgar's Metafolin. Around 1600mcg.

    Over the counter supplements are not allowed to contain more than 1000mcg of active folate. I don't know what people taking Deplin-like doses do, I imagine they either get an Rx from their docs or they swallow 15+ tablets a day.

    I've tried Seeking Health's sublingual Quatrefolic but it overdrives me pretty quickly. 1000mcg is enough to make me feel very amped-up. I have no idea why.
     
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I didn't know that about the 1000 mcg limit. I'm currently taking the 800 mcg Solgar but they have a 1000 mcg.

    I think I looked at the Quatrefolic. If I'm limited to 1000 mcg then I'll stick with Solgar. I think cost wise it is better.

    Did you see the Life Extension?

    I have a doc appt on the 11th so I'll ask her then how much she wants me to take. Are you taking LCF? I'm at 250 mgs right now.
     
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    @minkeygirl I used Life Extension for 1mg (1000mcg) dosages, now use Thorne for 5mg. There is no price difference in these 2 for 5mg doses, comes to nearly $1/dose. I choose caps over tablets for ease of swallowing.

    When I was working my way up, I used Solagar 800mcg tablets which I could easily split into 4, to increase my dosages in 200mcg increments.
     
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I was comparing the Life Extension and the solgar 1000 mcg. I have to see. What thorne 5mg? @PeterPositive said 1000 mcg is the highest.

    Yes I agree, caps much better. I started with the Solgar the same reason you did.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    Thorne makes 5mg MTHF. It's the exact same as Metafolin. I added that in to indicate that 5mg caps are no cheaper than taking 5x 1mg caps, so I expect there are no price differences in the other dosages.
     
  7. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I was looking for it. The less pills I have to take the better.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    You're nowhere needing 5mg. You'll have to work up slowly, and it's best taken in divided doses, 2-3 times a day. So 100mcg will be best for you for some time.
     
  9. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I thought you said 1 mg. I like to know what is available for when I need it.

    I'll let my doctor tell me how much she wants me to take and how to take it.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    Yes, you can get 1mg caps, Life Extensions.:balloons:
     
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    Interesting!
    According to their page they are using a new (at least for me :) ) form called Extrafolate made by Gnosis in Italy, which also makes Quatrefolic.

    http://www.thorne.com/Products/Circulatory-Support/Cardiovascular_Health/prd~B132.jsp

    The 1000mcg limit is something Dr. Ben Lynch mentioned in one of his videos when talking about supplements. Maybe something's changed.
     
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    Mentanx 3mg and Pure Encapsulations Folate 1000
     

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