Pure Encapsulations MethylAssist Description
What Is It?
MethylAssist provides activated B vitamins, including Metafolin®
L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF), to support healthy methylation, cardiovascular, neuronal and emotional health.
Uses For MethylAssist
Cellular Function: Methylation involves the transfer of a methyl group (CH3) from one molecule to another. This methyl group acts as a signal throughout the body, regulating genetic expression and cellular function. Healthy methylation is vital for cellular health, hormone and neurotransmitter production, and energy metabolism. Activated B vitamins provide methyl groups to support healthy methylation.
Neuronal Health: Optimal levels of B vitamins have been associated with neurological and psychological health. Research suggests that folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and benfotiamine help maintain healthy nervous system function and comfort. In a randomized controlled study, benfotiamine supported healthy nerve conduction velocity and nerve comfort. In another trial, a combination of L-methylfolate, methycobalamin and pyridoxal-5-phosphate promoted healthy epidermal nerve fiber density and nerve comfort.
Cardiovascular Health: B vitamins offer cardiovascular support by promoting healthy endothelial function and methionine metabolism. Research suggests that folate and benfotiamine enhance healthy endothelial function, vascular dilation and nitric oxide status. In addition, clinical studies show that folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 are vital in the metabolism of homocysteine. Vitamin B12 and folate are required by the enzyme that converts homocysteine back to methionine. Folate is provided in this formula as Metafolin®, the naturally occurring, universally metabolized form of folate. Metafolin® is chemically identical to the active folate metabolite, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF). L-5-MTHF is the predominant, naturally occurring form of folate in food. Through bypassing several enzymatic activation steps, it is directly usable by the body and provides all of the benefits of folic acid regardless of functional or genetic variations. Vitamin B6 is required in each of the two enzymatic reactions that convert homocysteine to cysteine.
What Is The Source?
Folate (as Metafolin®, L-5-MTHF), BenfoPure® benfotiamine and pyridoxal 5’ phosphate are synthetic. Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation. Hypoallergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
*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.
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value
|Folate (as Metafolin®, L-5-MTHF)
|Vitamin B12 (as methlcobalbmin)
|Pyridoxal 5' Phosphate (activated B6)
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions. Consult your physician for more information. Folate may adversely interact with chemotherapeutic drugs. Consult your physician for more information.