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Folate (Natural Folic Acid) 5mg - 30 Caps

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Folate (Natural Folic Acid) 5mg - 30 Caps

Dr Mercola's Folate 5 mg contains 5-MTHF Folate, the right kind of folate that can help your body clear away toxins and cell-damaging substances. This type of folate can also help boost methylation, or your liver’s ability to add methyl groups to the DNA molecules in your cells to help your body function properly. It also supports Detox from Glyphosate and Heavy Metals.

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Folate helps your body sweep away Glyphosate and Heavy Metals and provides your cells with a B Vitamin they can’t live without. Living in today’s world assures a hefty exposure to heavy metals and harmful chemicals. From the food you eat to the air you breathe to your home furnishings, you take in a wide array of toxins daily. Discover how a little-known form of Folate may be your ticket for boosting your body’s ability to eliminate toxins and help repair DNA for healthy cells and tissues.

By supplementing with my Folate 5 mg, you ease the unwanted stress on your liver to help it do one of its most important jobs – help your body cleanse itself and remove cell-harming toxins.

Animal and human studies on our 5-MTHF Folate 5 mg show it has an enhanced oral bioavailability compared to folic acid and other forms of reduced folate. Plus, it passes the gastric barrier and is absorbed mainly in the small intestine, ensuring a higher folate uptake.

Methylate Folate (5-MTHF)

  • Quatrefolic® 5-MTHF Folate.
  • Promotes Healthy Fertility & Pregnancy.
  • Supports Glyphosate and Heavy Metal Detoxification.
  • Backed by studies showing advanced bioavailability and Absorption.
  • Vital for proper Brain function, Mental & Emotional Health.
  • Cleanses your Cells, Organs and Body.
  • Lowers blood levels of toxic arsenic.
dr mercola folate methylate folate or 5-MTHF

First the Bad News... Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used pesticide... Nearly one billion pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on food crops each year in the U.S., five billion total worldwide. While genetically engineered (GE) crops are far more contaminated with glyphosate than other crops, this pervasive herbicide is currently used on over 120 non-genetically modified crops, such as conventional avocadoes, grapes, wheat, and oats. And based on a recent analysis of over 1,200 urine samples, 76 percent of people have glyphosate in their system. Most people have no idea they have it in their bodies.

Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide, add to that the heavy metals that deposit in your bones, gut, brain, kidneys, and tissues. This includes mercury from dental fillings and fish, aluminum from cookware, cosmetics and antiperspirants, cadmium from cigarette smoke, arsenic from foods and fluoridated water, and lead from paint, toys, fuel, and more. Once deposited, these toxic metals can block the functions of vital nutrients like zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
Glyphosate and heavy metals don’t go away on their own… They tend to stay put until you take action to help your body remove them.

But there is a special form of Folate – a crucial B vitamin – that’s now being recognised and used to help cleanse away these problematic substances. However, many people are getting the wrong form of this misunderstood nutrient that’s so essential for helping to remove toxins, healthy cell growth and division. And by consuming this wrong form, you may actually be harming your body.

Before we get into the details about why the right form of this vitamin matters so much, let’s take a closer look at why you may need it in the first place. Your natural production of Folate under siege, blame It on Glyphosate’s stealth gut-attacking action

Here’s what’s so bad about glyphosate…Glyphosate slips itself into every cell of the plant, not just the surface where it’s applied. And it remains there. No matter how hard you try, you can’t wash it or peel it away. Grains, beans and legumes tend to have the highest levels of glyphosate contamination. Farmers spray the herbicide on the plants shortly before harvest to improve yield.

Glyphosate targets your important gut microbes that produce Folate. It’s also sprayed on fruits to make them last longer. And because it’s now in the water and the rain, it’s even being found in some USDA-Certified Organic crops. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared glyphosate a “probable carcinogen” in March of 2015, and the state of California finally listed glyphosate as a carcinogen in July of 2017.

Some experts believe the harmful effects of glyphosate may be even worse than the pesticide DDT that was first used during World War II until it was finally banned in 1972.
So how can its manufacturer continue to make the claim that glyphosate isn’t harmful. They claim that the mechanism by which it kills weeds, called the shikimate pathway, doesn’t exist in humans and animals.

However, this pathway is present in bacteria. And every cell in your body has its own microbes and all of them have the shikimate pathway and respond to glyphosate. Glyphosate actually targets the microbes that produce folate – lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, crippling your body’s natural folate levels and chronic exposure to glyphosate, even in very small amounts, can disrupt the delicate balance of your gut microbes, leading to GI inflammation and an impaired gut barrier.

Normally, your gut microbes supply your body with important amounts of folate. But if you have glyphosate in your system – as 3 out of 4 people do – your supply of folate may be at risk thanks to chronic exposure to one of the most potent anti-microbial agents in modern history.

Folic Acid Supplementation isn’t the solution

Obviously you need to get enough Folate, but Dr Mercola suggests you think about this… It may take you by surprise, as it is likely to be the opposite of the conventional medical advice. However, you’ll soon see there is very good reason – and scientific proof – for making this request. In fact, it’s one that could have profound effects on your health. Dr Mercola recommends you to avoid folic acid supplementation. Now, you may be wondering, “Isn’t this nutrient essential for health?” Here’s the thing… your body needs Folate, not folic acid. And no matter what anyone says, folic acid and folate are not interchangeable. Folic acid is not the same thing as the Folate you get from food. What’s more, folic acid combined with the glyphosate and heavy metals pervasive in our food supply may actually prevent you from getting the Folate you need.

Folate is vital for your health. Your cells need it for healthy growth and division. Your entire body and your brain need it for proper functioning. And if you are a pregnant woman, your developing fetus especially needs folate.
While Dr Mercola suggests want you to avoid folic acid, you must get enough Folate every single day.

You could be overdosing on Folic Acid… but still be deficient in Folate. Today, even though it is still widely recommended by most conventional physicians, some experts believe Americans may be getting too much folic acid. How can that be? 
Up to 40% of adults take supplements containing folic acid. And if you eat any processed foods that contain enriched flour, you’re getting additional folic acid, whether you want it or not.
A law was passed in the United States in 1998 that required all fortified flour products, including bread, cereal, flour, cornmeal, pasta, rice, and other grain products to contain 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per serving.

Why was this made a law, you may be wondering? And why hasn’t the European Union joined America in embracing this practice? Back in the ‘90s, the incidence of spina bifida was increasing. Since this birth defect is related to folate, the U.S. government believed it had a deficiency problem on its hands. They decided that adding the cheaper synthetic form of Folate, folic acid, to foods that many people ate daily seemed like the obvious, cost-effective solution. So manufacturers started adding this synthetic form of Folate to enriched flours.

However, remember the effects of glyphosate on your gut microbes that we talked about earlier? Certain genetically engineered foods have a similar effect. Certain genetically engineered foods, like GE corn, have a similar detrimental effect on your gut microbes and can impair the pathway that produces Folate. GE corn and soy had already been on the market for a few years when U.S. lawmakers passed this law. So, if you’re harming your gut microbes that naturally produce folate, how could you not be deficient in Folate?

Signs of a Folate deficiency

The following symptoms (under this paragraph) are just the outward signs of a Folate deficiency. Ancient Purity believes Inside, you need to absorb adequate Folate to help keep your cells and organs healthy. Besides the harm glycogen can do to your gut, aging is also associated with changes in your gastrointestinal tract that can affect your absorption of Folate. And because of that, deficiencies of Folate and Vitamin B12 are more commonly seen in older individuals. Studies show a link between low levels of folate and poor cognitive function and memory concerns. If you consume a lot of folic acid from fortified foods and supplements, you can actually mask the appearance of a vitamin B12 deficiency.

  • Low mood or irritability / Poor digestion, Bloating / Confusion, forgetfulness / Premature graying of hair / Frequent illness.
  • Loss of appetite / Pale skin / Sore, red tongue and mouth / Occasional loose stools or constipation / Weakness or lack of energy.

Your Liver could be compromised by too much Folic Acid
At Ancient Purity, we think you’ll agree that it’s clear we need a good daily source of folate. But is supplementing with folic acid the best way to get it. Imagine this scenario… The average person may be taking a supplement with folic acid and eating folic acid-enriched foods. That can add up to a significant amount of man-made folic acid. What happens to all of it?

Folic acid must be converted to folate for your body to use it. But because folic acid is missing what’s known as a methyl group, it must first get one from your liver before it can be converted. So how’s this related to ridding your body of harmful substances? When you consume large amounts of folic acid – from supplements and processed foods – your liver can become overwhelmed. Through the process of supplying methyl groups to folic acid, your liver can deplete itself of these critical groups.

Your liver not only can lose its ability to reduce folic acid, but this process can also use up its supply of glutathione, the powerhouse molecule that’s essential for your body’s ability to clear out unwanted substances. Glutathione is needed to bind to and remove mercury and other heavy metals. If the folic acid you consume can’t get the methyl group from your liver, the folic acid accumulates in your blood. So if your liver exhausts itself, you can lose on two counts – compromise your body’s ability to cleanse itself of heavy metals and harmful substances and be left with folic acid hanging out in your blood which is also not a good thing.

Folic Acid’s toxic effects on Brain & Immune function
Folic acid travels to your brain, and there, can block your brain folate receptors. It must be in the reduced, active 5-MTHF form to cross your blood-brain barrier for cognitive benefits. If and when you finally do get the right form of folate to your brain, it’s useless because the folic acid is already there blocking it from working properly. This blockage can lead to issues associated with low levels of folate in your brain and central nervous system.

While Folate is vital for proper brain function and mental and emotional health, folic acid doesn’t provide the same benefits and may even have toxic effects. A recent study of post-menopausal women taking daily folic acid supplements showed that elevated serum folic acid levels, or inactive folic acid in your blood can reduce the critical actions of natural killer cells.
Interestingly Ancient Purity found an early study from the 1990s showed folic acid supplementation did provide benefits without any downside. It was believed that your gut microbes took care of reducing the folic acid to its active form Folate. Then came a groundbreaking study in 2014 that proved this belief wrong. It turns out there’s an extra step that must happen before your gut can fully reduce and add methyl groups to folic acid. This puts an even greater burden on your liver that can lead to liver stress, impaired removal of toxins, and reduced antioxidant and methylation capacity.

Understanding Methylation – A crucial process that keeps your body functioning properly

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  • Repairing and building DNA and RNA.
  • Protecting cells telomeres or genetic material.
  • Turning genes on & off / Regulating cellular energy.
  • Repairing cell membranes and nerve sheaths.
  • Supporting a healthy normal allergic response.
  • Building immune cells.
  • Producing glutathione to aid in the cleansing of tissues.
  • Regulating hormones and weight management.
  • Supporting your body’s ability to clear itself of chemicals and heavy metals.
  • Regulating your Mood, Brain function, and Sleep.
We just talked about how your liver must methylate or add methyl groups to folic acid before your body can use it. What exactly does this mean? And what is methylation? Methylation is a process where methyl groups (unique structures of one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms) are added to the DNA molecules in your cells. This process occurs over a billion times a second to keep your body functioning properly! In fact, this life-supporting process provides these necessary methyl groups to over two hundred functions in your body. Ancient Purity think you’ll agree, methylation is important for your health, and especially your longevity. However, in many individuals, the methylation cycle can’t effectively use the methyl groups it produces.

Are Methylation issues getting in the way of your Health and Happiness? Meet the MTHFR Gene
How can you tell if you may be one of the many whose methylation cycle isn’t working optimally. You might be feeling low in energy. Maybe you’re feeling moody or down. You may not be sleeping as well as you’d like. Or you may be finding it hard to concentrate or notice it takes you a while to calm down after a frightful experience. Perhaps you’re dealing with metabolic, thyroid or heart issues, or have questions about your hormones. All these can be signs that you have a mutation in the gene that controls your methylation cycle – the MTHFR gene (stands for methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase).

A mutation is a change in your DNA sequence. When you have a MTHFR mutation, you have what’s considered a down-regulation of the enzyme. A mutation can affect a gene’s shape and function. So what does all this have to do with folate? The enzyme MTHFR converts the folate you get in food into its active form, 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). By turning folic acid into methylate folate or 5-MTHF, you kick-start your methylation cycle. And methylation is essential for the proper removal of heavy metals and chemicals like glyphosate from your body.

Generally speaking, many individuals with MTHFR enzyme challenges aren’t able to purge heavy metals and other toxic substances properly. Although the incidence of a MTHFR mutation varies widely depending on ethnic group and region, some leading alternative practitioners now believe that as many as 40 - 50% (or more) of the U.S. population may have the gene defect! The best way to know for sure if you are affected is to work with a knowledgeable, preferably holistic practitioner and possibly test for MTHFR.

MTHFR Gene Mutation Solutions
The good news is, even if you have a variance in the gene, you are not doomed to expressing it! There are many everyday things you can do to help balance methylation and give your body its best chance to overcome the shortfall:
  • Avoid Folic Acid rich foods and supplements / Eat lots of organic whole foods (Find rich Folate foods).
  • Avoid processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and sugar / Minimise stress and practice stress management.
  • Avoid dairy, gluten, and soy (especially if you have methylation issues) / Restrict (or avoid) alcohol (it depletes needed B vitamins).
  • Avoid smoking  / Reduce your exposure to plastics, BPA, and manmade materials / Avoid products with toxic and harsh chemicals.
By following these healthy living guidelines, you can help reduce the stress on your elimination organ – your liver – and help improve your methylation and your body’s ability to remove harmful substances. But to truly improve your body’s ability to cleanse itself and methylate properly, you must go beyond the basics… Dr Mercola suggest taking additional steps.

5-MTHF Folate to boost Methylation and Detox from Glyphosate, Heavy Metals and other Toxic Chemicals.
If you are one of the many who has a gene mutation, you need to know about folate. Folate plays a valuable role in proper methylation and the elimination of toxins, unlike folic acid because of how it is metabolised in your body. However, not just any folate... You need Folate in the reduced and methylated 5-MTHF form to kick-start your methylation and clearing of toxins. Here’s what make 5-MTHF so valuable… This form of folate bypasses the faulty folic acid metabolism cycle. Why put unnecessary stress on your liver, especially if there is a chance your DNA methylation cycle may not be working properly? By supplementing with 5-MTHF, you reduce the chance of overtaxing your liver and depleting it of its methyl groups and supply of glutathione for your body’s cleansing processes. Methylfolate, or the 5-MTHF form of folate, already has its methyl groups, so you get both the methyl and the reduced capacity. You don’t need to place unnecessary stress on your liver! In just a moment I will tell you what to look for because getting the right form of folate can be a real challenge. You’ll be shocked to see how easy it is to be fooled by imposters.

The Folate Scam – Insist on real 5-MTHF
Many manufacturers still use the words folic acid and folate interchangeably as if they’re the same thing. You now know the difference so don’t let them fool you. Don’t let them lead you to think you’re getting folate when it’s really only inexpensive synthetic folic acid. So how can you make sure you don’t end up with folic acid?

Beware of supplements that list only "folate.” You want to see the exact form of folate: L-methylfolate or 5-MTHF. These are the biologically active forms of this B vitamin. Be especially careful that you don’t confuse the active forms with the biologically inactive forms that include D-methylfolate and 6(R)-methylfolate – it’s easy to do! While you’re checking the fine print on the label, make sure you’re also getting a high enough dose of 5-MTHF-folate to meet your needs.
 To help with our own, friends and family toxin removal strategy, we searched for a 5-MTHF-folate supplement. But struggled to find one that supplied high enough levels. We were even told by one supplier that the level we wanted wasn’t available because it was reserved for pharmaceutical use. So Ancient Purity sourced Dr Mercola's Folate Supplement and here is why.

Revolutionary High Level Folate (5mg)

The Quatrefolic® form of folate is what’s known as a “4th generation” 5-MTHF. Whereas the 3rd generation 5-MTHF used a calcium salt that was limited in its stability and solubility properties, the advanced generation Quatrefolic® uses a glucosamine salt for greater solubility in water – and hence bioavailability. Glucosamine is naturally present in nearly all of your tissues and is already well known for joint health support. It is GRAS (generally recognized as safe) It’s structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid, 5-MTHF, so because it is already methylated, it relieves your liver of the exhaustive process of adding a methyl group

Quatrefolic supplementation allows 5-MTHF to be immediately bioavailable for its biological action without being metabolized in your body. By choosing a substance – glucosamine – that’s naturally present in nearly all of your tissues and well known for supporting joint health, and is GRAS (generally recognized as safe), you can be assured of stability and compatibility. Dr Mercola's Folate 5 mg provides 5,000 mcg (5 mg) of Quatrefolic®5-MTHF Folate. That’s the equivalent of 5,000 mcg of folic acid, but in the form that your body and brain can readily use to assist with removal of cell-damaging substances.

Backed by Science, Folate 5-MTHF

Animal and human studies on Dr Mercola's 5-MTHF Folate 5 mg reveals some important findings: Demonstrates an enhanced oral bioavailability compared to folic acid and other forms of reduced folate*
Passes the gastric barrier and is absorbed mainly in the small intestine, ensuring a higher folate uptake
Can effectively improve folate biomarkers in young women in early pregnancy, making it the preferred form for before and during pregnancy
Supplementation lowers blood levels of toxic arsenic*
Completely bypasses the "damaged" MTHFR conversion step and delivers "finished" folate the body can immediately use without any kind of metabolisation

Put very simply, our Folate 5 mg aids your tissues’ ability to dispose of unwanted substances, such as glyphosate, heavy metals, and even the remnants of antibiotic therapy.
If you have glyphosate in your system, as three in four individuals likely do, you want to remove it as quickly as possible. As we discussed earlier, glyphosate can disrupt your natural production of folate, damage your gut microbiome and barrier, and set you up for leaky gut. Because glyphosate is now pervasive in our food supply, the first step you must take is to improve your diet. Curtail your intake of sugars and refined grains and carbs. Eliminate folic acid-containing foods and supplements. Buy organically grown produce and avoid crops treated with glyphosate.

Since methyl folate works so closely with vitamin B12 for methylation and for the production of energy and healthy red blood cells, consider taking Vitamin B12 along with Folate 5mg. Many people, especially older Americans, are deficient in this crucial B vitamin. Ancient Purity offer an easy-to-use, Liposomal Vitamin B12. Many people find that by simply replacing folic acid with the preferred form of folate,  5-MTHF, cleaning up their diet, and following the healthy living guidelines I reviewed earlier enables them to meet their health goals. However, some individuals want to help take your body’s cleansing processes to the next level.

An advanced plan… First, remove the cell-damaging substances. Then, rebuild your cells
Ancient Purity recommends the following products to help break down and remove cell-damaging substances like glyphosate and heavy metals... Folate, Liposomal Vitamin B12 and Fermented Chlorella.

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  • Folate (8,335 mcg DFE per serving). Equilvalent to 5,00mcg of folic Acid.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose.Capsule (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) , Silicon Dioxide.

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  • Take one capsule daily, with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

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  • Brand: Mercola.
  • Form: Capsules.
  • Quantity: 30.
  • Container: Glass bottle.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years.

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