folate (L-methylfolate) 400mcg, rice flour filler, plant source capsule shell
Suggested use: One capsule per day with food
Why high dose supplements? Some supplements are high strength. RDA’s Recommended daily dose, replaced by Nutrient Reference Values NRV’s are set to avoid malnutrition, assuming we manage to achieve all the nutrients daily from food. Nutrients also play a part in assisting recovery from illness and supporting the immune system with some circumstances requiring more than usual at times. Medications can cause nutrient deficiencies, your medical practitioner will be aware of this and can advise supplementing or not. Doctors may request a patient take high dose supplements to replenish a deficiency or long term for a chronic issue. Patients often want supplements that do not contain certain additives, colorants, hydrogenated fats or phthalates etc and so prefer to purchase them privately. This is why we produce supplements in higher doses than the NRV/RDA. Please do not anticipate your need for high dose supplements, request doctors confirmation. HIGH DOSES OF SOME NUTRIENTS MAY CAUSE IMBALANCES IN OTHERS.
✔ PIONEERING ADDITIVE FREE SUPPLEMENTS SINCE 1998 – Health Leads is a small, family run company based in the beautiful countryside of the Teifi Valley, South West Wales. We are proud of our commitment to quality and purity, that is why we manufacture food supplements in our own facility, enabling us to have complete control to make high quality food supplements here in Wales.
✔ FOLIC ACID BENEFITS IN PREGNANCY – The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend that “All women, from the moment they begin trying to conceive until 12 weeks of gestation, should take a folic acid supplement (400 μg folic acid daily). Women who have had a fetus diagnosed as affected by a neural tube defect or have given birth to a baby with a neural tube defect should: receive information on the risk of recurrence;
be advised on the protective effect of periconceptional folic acid supplementation; be offered high-dose supplementation; and be advised to increase their food intake of folate.
✔ BUY WITH CONFIDENCE – Health Leads UK food supplements are all manufactured in Wales to exacting standards. You have a full money back guarantee.
✔ 5-MTHF THE ACTIVE FORM OF FOLIC ACID – The terms folate/folic acid are often interchangeably used to describe B9, but they are not all the same. Supplements called “folic acid” likely only contain pteroylmonoglutamic acid, this form once consumed needs to be converted in the liver or other tissues to the active form 5-MTHF. Folate (5-MTHF) is the active form of folic acid called 5-MTHF (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate, L-Methylfolate), this is the biologically active form which is better absorbed.