Tag Archives: methylfolate

L-Methylfolate, Methylfolate, 5-MTHF, L-5-MTHF. What is the Difference!?

Those with MTHFR mutations scan labels, read websites or listen to their doctors rattle of conflicting terms for a nutrient they really need. Understanding which form of methylfolate is best must be clear. Why all the confusion? Because there are so many different terms used for methylfolate. By the end, you will understand everything you […]

63 Comments Continue Reading →

How Much Methylfolate Should I Take? Find Out

When one is diagnosed with a MTHFR mutation, the first thing typically prescribed is methylfolate – or, incorrectly, folic acid in high amounts. There is no standard of care prescribing methylfolate for MTHFR mutations. Thus, the variation in prescriptions is vast – anywhere from nothing done upwards to Deplin 15 mg or Folic Acid 4 […]

91 Comments Continue Reading →

Methylfolate Side Effects

Methylfolate is a remarkable nutrient yet it can create significant side effects. Those who have MTHFR mutations (especially the C677T MTHFR mutation) learn that methylfolate is critical to take. The issue is methylfolate can cause more harm than good if not started at the right time or tapered up slowly in amount. There appear to […]

779 Comments Continue Reading →

Methylfolate: Taking too much a problem?

I recently received an excellent pair of questions from a client of mine and wanted to share the dialogue with you. To bring you up to speed, I urged caution in providing 800 mcg of methylfolate to younger children or immediately starting at a higher dose as it can cause side effects. Instead, I mentioned […]

34 Comments Continue Reading →