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Itchy skin

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What causes methyl folate to cause itchy scalp face and neck? Everytime I take methyl folate I get soo itchy. Is it depleting a nutrient that causes itchy skin?
 

GreenEdge

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The methyl version of supplements bypasses the bodies natural ability to regulate the absorption of that nutrient. So if you're sure its the methyl folate, then folate poisoning is a possibility. Well its either that or a reaction to some other ingredient in that supplement.
 

dannybex

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What causes methyl folate to cause itchy scalp face and neck? Everytime I take methyl folate I get soo itchy. Is it depleting a nutrient that causes itchy skin?

Different for different people. I recall that @ahmo has mentioned several times in the forums that itching resolved w/more B12, and then others needed more methionine (they all work together to lower histamine).
 

dannybex

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The methyl version of supplements bypasses the bodies natural ability to regulate the absorption of that nutrient. So if you're sure its the methyl folate, then folate poisoning is a possibility. Well its either that or a reaction to some other ingredient in that supplement.
The link you posted doesn't work anymore, but in the archived version, they're talking about folic acid:

"This vitamin has three components namely: PABA, Glutamic acid, Pteridine"

Methylfolate has none of those.
 
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