Active B12-Folate combines the active coenzyme form of vitamin B12, methlcobalamin, with an active form of folate, Matafolin®* L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This high-potency, bioactive formula was crated to bypass normal absorptive mechanisms for vitamin B12 and folate which may be impared due to a compromised gastrointestinal tract. Fast dissolving tablets allow for quick release into the blodstream. Vitamin B12 and folate plan an integral role in DNA synthesis and thus are essential to cell division and proper functioning of virtually all tissues in the body.
Vitamin B12 and folate also participate in methylation and proper metabolism of homocysteine, a potentially toxic metabolite of methionine. Dietary B12 can be reliably obtained only from animal products and is a singularly difficult vitamin to absorb. Active B12-Folate may be especially beneficial for vegetarians and persons with impaired gastrointestional absorptive function due to aging, illness, or surgery.