Folinic acid is a naturally occurring folate that's found in foods. The human body needs folate to perform many functions, including cell division, growth, and the production of new red blood cells. It could help improve the language and communication skills of children with ASD. It is also must have for everybody who takes big doses of MB12.
Folate is a good form of folic acid (please, never take a synthetic form). It plays an essential role in methylation, it enables the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, the production of serotonin and melatonin, and it is indirectly involved in the synthesis of DNA. It also helps with depression, megaloblastic anemia, and renal and hepatic impairment. The tablets are small and easy to swallow.
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I take extra Folinic Acid with B-complex, Selenium, Chromium & Vanadium, Milk Thistle Extract, Grape seed extract and Pycnogenol, Glucosamine, with trace mineral Iodine, Omega 3, Vit D3, B-complex, grape seed extract, my Multivitamin and Vit C ... I feel stronger immune system since I take this. Less sniffles, aches, and more energy.
There are three types - folate, folic acid, folinic acid.
Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 that is plentiful in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.
Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is often in supplements and in fortified foods such as cereals.
There is a gene, called MTHFR, that helps produce an enzyme that converts a portion of folate and folic acid into folinic acid. Folinic acid is then converted into the active form methylfolate, which is used by the cells in our bodies.
For those with normal MTHFR gene variants, folic acid is used. However, if an individual has a MTHFR gene mutation, then dietary folate and folic acid supplements may not be converted to the active forms such as folinic acid and methylfolate sufficiently, which can increase the risk of birth defects, miscarriage, increased homocysteine levels and clotting.
Folinic acid or methylfolate (activated folates) supplementation is more suitable for those with MTHFR gene mutations as these forms have already undergone metabolism. For those with normal MTHFR gene variations, then folic acid is still suitable.
My son tried methylfolate and reacted badly. He is allergic to aspergillus mold and we found out that methylfolate is fermented using aspergillus in the fermentation process. So we tried this product folinic acid instead and had no reaction! An excellent product.
t is a good product. The doctor recommended this product to us after some medical tests. It is a product with a good price and it is very efficient. I started with a lower dose to see tolerance on the body, but it works.