Folic acid is vital for nearly every physiological reaction in the body that involves a one-carbon transfer. Unfortunately, folic acid found in food and many dietary supplements needs to go through several enzymatic conversions to be converted to its bioactive form called L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF).
Quatrefolic® found in Mega B12 Folic contains 5-MTHF for supporting normal folate status, regardless of whether you lack the necessary enzymes to properly utilise folic acid. Folic acid works in conjunction with vitamin B12 to promote healthy DNA, as well as synthesise haemoglobin – a protein found in red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Vitamin B12/cobalamin plays a key role throughout the nervous system. Along with folic acid, vitamin B12 works to create DNA and is involved in metabolism of all the amino acids synthesised in the body. Vitamin B12 is also integral for supporting mood and cognition, as deficiencies can alter neurotransmitter production.