Active Folate for Cardiovascular System Support from NuMedica Methyl Folate Optimizer
NuMedica Methyl Folate Optimizer is designed with the most active form of biologically active folate to support the cardiovascular system, nervous system, and homocysteine metabolism. This powerful methyl folate supplement provides therapeutic levels of activated folate; activation means that the body does not need to convert it for use in the body.
Folate Optimizer Supports Optimal Methylation and Homocysteine Levels
Methyl Folate Optimizer is a comprehensive formula designed to support optimal methylation and homocysteine levels. This formula supports methylation on two levels: first, it enhances absorption in the intestines; second, it provides the form of folate requiring no additional metabolic steps by the body to be utilized.
The Importance of Folate for Your Body
Folate, or vitamin B9, plays an important role in your body and health. First, it converts homocysteine into an essential amino acid. While homocysteine itself is an amino acid, an elevated level of it is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. In this way, folate helps support the health of the cardiovascular system by reducing the risk for both heart attack and stroke.
In addition, folate is an important support for fetal development. Developing infants can experience neural tube defects if their mothers do not have an optimum level of folate early on in their pregnancies. These defects can lead to miscarriage or infants may be born with spina bifida. By increasing folate intake several months before conception, women can better guard against neural tube defects in their developing infants.
Studies also suggest that folate encourages healthy cholesterol levels, provides neurological support, and may even help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Additional studies are looking at folate’s potential to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
What is Homocysteine and Why are High levels dangerous?
Homocysteine is an amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Elevated homocysteine levels are thought to contribute to plaque formation by damaging arterial walls. High levels may also act on blood platelets and increase the risks of clot formation; however, whether high levels of homocysteine actually cause cardiovascular disease has yet to be agreed upon. In addition, some evidence suggests that people with elevated homocysteine levels have twice the normal risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Methyl Folate Optimizer Supports Cardiovascular and Nervous System Health
Folate supplementation supports healthy cardiovascular function, healthy nervous system function and assists in maintaining proper homocysteine metabolism.* Additionally, folate supplementation during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the risk of congenital malformations including neural tube defects (malformations of the spine, skull, and brain).
Methyl Folate™ Optimizer is a comprehensive formula designed to support optimal methylation and homocysteine levels.* The 5-MTHF in this formula – Quatrefolic® – is the most biologically active form of folate, allowing rapid uptake into the bloodstream.* Vitamin B-12 is also provided in its active form, methylcobalamin, to further support methylation and healthy homocysteine levels.* NuMedica® has included its Advanced Absorption Technology™ – a proprietary blend of AstraGin™ and BioPerine®.* Clinical studies have shown the components of this proprietary blend to increase folate absorption by up to 50.4%.*
This formula supports methylation on two levels: first, it enhances absorption in the intestines; second, it provides the form of folate requiring no additional metabolic steps by the body to be utilized.* The 5-MTHF in this formula is also known as the “L” form of 5-MTHF since it is the reduced form of folate.