Active Folate-B12 combines a bioactive vitamin B12 with folate at concentrated levels to support cardiovascular and nervous system health. Active Folate-B12 comes in a convenient lozenge form to support optimal absorption and utilization by the body.
Vitamin B12 plays a variety of critical roles in the body, from creating new red blood cells to working on the smallest level of the body, helping to build DNA. Another role vitamin B12 plays is the methylation of a compound called homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, when methylated, is linked to positive cardiovascular health. Vitamin B12 supports healthy blood cells, cardiovascular health and optimal functioning of the body on many levels. Folate is also considered part of the B vitamin family. Folate works synergistically with vitamin B12 and plays an important role in supporting nerve and cardiovascular health. Just as vitamin B12 supports the methylation of homocysteine, folate also plays a role in this process, working together with vitamin B12. Women of child-bearing age are recommended to take this vitamin as it supports healthy fetal development of the nervous system.† Because folate supplementation can mask a B12 deficiency, these vitamins are usually taken together.
- Lozenge form to support optimal absorption: The lozenge tablet form of Active B12-Folate tastes great and dissolves in the mouth, facilitating absorption when swallowed.
- Bioavailable form of vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 can be supplied in many forms. Cyanocobalamin, a form of vitamin B12 commonly found in dietary supplement products, is not as easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Active Folate-B12 uses a form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, that is more bioavailable to support optimal absorption and utilization by the body.
- The active form of folate: Active Folate-B12 uses methylfolate (Quatrefolic®)-6 S-L-5methyltetrahydrofolate, the active form of folate. Compared to folic acid, a version of folate most commonly found in dietary supplements and fortified foods, Metafolin is highly bioavailable, supporting absorption and utilization in the body.
- Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.