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The active form of folate and folic acid Is called L-methylfolate. The body must break down folate and folic acid into this active compound to create DNA. There are also several other benefits of L-methylfolate, such as improving the effectiveness of antidepressants, preventing certain birth defects during pregnancy, and treating a folate deficiency.
Possible Benefits of L-MethylfolateL-methylfolate is the active form of folic acid, which is a water-soluble B vitamin (vitamin B9). It is found in a variety of vitamin products, either alone or in combination with other vitamins. Some of the potential uses of L-methylfolate include:
- Hyperhomocysteinemia (high homocysteine blood levels)
- Folate deficiency
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Depression (in combination with an antidepressant).