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Which form of folate is this?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by dannybex, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    A quick question:

    "Though there are many forms of active folic acid, there is only 1 specific form of conjugated and reduced folic acid that the body can attach B 12 to."

    And that form is...?

    Thanks in advance!

    Dan
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, Dan.

    I'm guessing that they are referring to 5L-methyltetrahydrofolate. B12 is used as a coenzyme by methionine synthase to transfer a methyl group from 5L-methyltetrahydrofolate to homocysteine.

    Best regards,

    Rich
  3. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    Thanks Rich -- as always. Really appreciate your help. :)

    (I'm assuming that's the same as metafolin...)
  4. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Yep.

    Rich

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