What is Vitacost Bioavailable Folate?
Folate, named after the Latin word for leaf (“folium”), is a B vitamin found in leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans and peas. It’s not produced or stored by the body and must be regularly replenished through diet.
When supplementing with folate, most people take folic acid—which is a synthetic form of folate. In the body, folic acid must be metabolized to its bioactive form before it can be used—and only a small percentage is believed to actually make it into the body’s cells.
Now, Vitacost Bioavailable Folate offers a better way to obtain folate. It features Quatrefolic®, a scientifically advanced, active form of folate that’s complexed with glucosamine for better solubility and bioavailabilty than other available forms.
How does folate support health?
Folate is an essential B vitamin needed by the body to produce and maintain new cells, as well as for the creation of DNA and RNA.*
Folate is needed for the maintenance of healthy homocysteine levels.*
Folate plays a part in the formation of SAM-e (s-adenosyl methionine), a compound that regulates many functions, including mood.*
Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord. Folate intake should not exceed 150% of the Daily Value (1,000 mcg or 1 mg).
Why choose Vitacost Bioavailable Folate?
Features Quatrefolic®, a scientifically advanced folate with higher solubility and better bioavailability than other forms
Supplies 800 mcg of folate per single-capsule serving
Suitable for vegetarians
Contains 60 servings per bottle
Exceptional quality, extraordinary value
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.