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Anyone prefer folinic acid over methylfolate?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by bigmillz, May 23, 2017.

  1. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    Giving folinic a shot today to see how it compares. Anyone ever favor it?
     
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    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Yup, i do better on folinic acid. Methylfolate just ramps up my inflammation even in small doses.
    Strangely i do best on just folic acid.
     
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  3. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    After my first day on folinic, I can say I'm a huge fan too. No "crash" that I get from methylfolate's short half life, and way more energy. More of the good and less of the bad. Plus I always feel like crap taking less than 4-5mg of methylfolate, whereas I felt great (albeit a bit too much) on 3.2mg folinic.

    Continuing to take TMG as well for methyl groups.
     
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  4. LynnJ

    LynnJ Senior Member

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    Yes. Both folate and folic acid killed me. Well, maybe not quite, but it felt like it at times. LOL.

    Folinic acid seems to be the only form I can tolerate. It's a bit frustrating, because some folks insist folinic acid is "bad," and folate is the ONLY right option.

    But...the folinic acid seems to do a lot of good for me, so...?
     
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    I tolerate methylfolate but folinic seems much smoother.

    Having the "MAOA warrior gene" though makes it difficult to tolerate, and its longer duration seems to take a little more planning than methylfolate did.
     
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  6. GreenMachineX

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    Bump. Pretty sure I’m doing much better with folinic acid than with methylfolate. Just wish there were more multis that used only this! If anyone knows of any, all I know of is ORAC-Energy Earth Blend by Paradise Herbs and Seeking Health’s Optimal Multivitamin Minus One.
     

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