Choose Active Folate Instead of Folic Acid in B Vitamin Supplements

Welcome back to another episode of the NatureCity Podcast, your go-to podcast for health and wellness. In this episode, we discuss the importance of choosing active folate in vitamin supplements instead of folic acid.

Folate, like other B vitamins, plays multiple roles in our body. It helps in the formation and function of red blood cells, supports cognitive function, and even plays a role in DNA and tissue development.

Plus, as we age, maintaining healthy levels of an amino acid called homocysteine becomes important for our cardiovascular and cognitive health. Your body uses folate along with vitamins B12 and B6 to help keep homocysteine levels in check.

Unfortunately, getting enough folate from our diet alone can be a challenge. That's why supplements with folic acid – a synthetic form of folate – have become popular. However, our bodies must convert folic acid (and folate from food) into the active form your body needs, 5-methylfolate, for it to be beneficial.

And guess what? Not all of that conversion happens efficiently, especially as we get older. Plus, about 30-40% of the population has a genetic variant inhibiting this conversion process, making choosing supplements that are already in the active 5-methylfolate form the best way to go.

In this episode, we'll explore the benefits and importance of 5-methylfolate and why it's the preferred form for everyone, regardless of their genetic makeup.

We'll also introduce you to Quatrefolic, a pure and high-quality brand of 5-methylfolate that research shows outperforms folic acid when tested against each other. You’ll find Quatrefolic active folate in the TrueB whole-food based B vitamin complex, and the TrueRecall supplement that supports focus, concentration and cognitive function.