Why Is Methylated Folate Important?
Folate is an essential nutrient best known for supporting neural tube development during pregnancy. But for everyone else, folate is still a must-have. It’s involved in multiple processes, including DNA methylation. This is why we formulated our multivitamins, prenatal multivitamin, and postnatal multivitamin with a bioavailable form of folate called 5-MTHF. More on that below!*
Folate Sources for Optimal Absorption
Dietary sources of folate include fresh fruits, leafy greens, yeast, and legumes, but these can easily be degraded during food prep and cooking; this means that those foods often become less nutritious sources of folate as soon as they’re manipulated, i.e. chopped or cooked. Taking that into account, finding a multivitamin with methylated folate is a great option to make sure you’re getting enough of this essential nutrient.*