Why is L-methylfolate Important?
L-methylfolate is the biologically active form of vitamin B9. This means that it is the form your body actually uses. By using L-methylfolate instead of folic acid, you can bypass the pathway that changes folic acid to L-methylfolate.
If you have the MTHFR gene variant, you cannot make the enzyme that converts folic acid to L-methylfolate. You must take L-methylfolate. Even if you don’t have the MTHFR gene variant, the benefits of taking L-methylfolate are numerous.
Advantages of L-methylfolate
• Better energy levels
• Improved sleep
• Improved concentration and memory
• Reduces inflammation
• Helps beat depression