The Benefits of L-Methylfolate
One of the key components of the Clarity nutrient injection at KOI is methylfolate, which helps produce serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. The production of these neurotransmitters aids with various issues like depression, Alzheimer’s disease, anemia, and boosting the immune system. Methylfolate is also crucial in producing red blood cells.
Since there are many different names for different vitamins and also different types out there, methylfolate is the active form of B9 and can also be referred to as L-methylfolate. Other forms of vitamin B9 include folic acid and folate, which are typically the forms found in our nutrition. Any form of B9 that we consume needs to be converted into methylfolate so it can be used in various ways in the body.
Methylfolate can be highly effective for helping with depression and other mental health issues. It is particularly effective because it can be carried through the blood-brain barrier to aid with neurotransmitters, mood regulation, and other brain functions. Studies have found methylfolate to be most effective with depression when added to an antidepressant regimen.
Getting adequate levels of any B vitamin starts with a healthy and balanced diet. Methylfolate can be found naturally in many foods including dark leafy vegetables, beans, beets, grains, and fruits. Folic acid can also be found in many processed foods but the body is unable to convert this form into the active form of methylfolate properly, which could lead to a deficiency. If you are pregnant, supplementing methylfolate is extremely important since your levels decrease more rapidly while pregnant.
It is important that you are getting balanced levels of all of your B vitamins, particularly B12 when adding methylfolate supplements. When you come into KOI to discuss nutrient injections, we can make sure that you are receiving adequate levels of all vitamins.