Helps Support Nervous System and Cardiovascular Health
Methylfolate is the active form of folate (one of the body's essential B vitamins). Without methylfolate, there can be a significant breakdown of the human body's ability to produce healthy DNA, have healthy neurotransmitter production, and optimal cardiovascular, hormonal, cellular, liver and reproductive functions.
Methylfolate is essential for maintaining healthy brain chemistry and is responsible for the normal production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are involved in a number of functions including short-term memory, concentration, sleep, motor control, hormone control, mood stability, motivation, and appetite control. Low folate levels have been associated with mood disorders and supplemental folate might be recommended as first line therapy.
Genetic polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) have been proven to be the common hereditary factors of high-level homocysteine. Supporting normal homocysteine levels already in a normal range is important to good health. L-Methylfolate supplements address elevated homocysteine levels in the blood and improve peripheral blood flow in the arteries by increasing nitric oxide production in the vascular endothelium. This mode of action supports heart health.
L-Methylfolate supplements can help promote healthy peripheral nerve function by supporting normal homocysteine levels and increasing nitric oxide production.