Have you ever wondered if your multi –vitamin is HIGH quality? There are so many how do you really know for sure? Well, there are a few quick tests to see: TEST # 1: You have heard of folate right? It’s a B vitamin that is important for healthy pregnancy, good nervous system and oral health, and healthy brain function just to mention a few! Look and see what FORM of FOLATE is in your multi.
The ACTIVE form of folate in the body is called 5-methyltetrahydrofolate or 5-MTHF for short. Reasons you can be low in FOLATE is if you can’t convert folate to the active form in the body or if you have a diet consisting primarily of processed or cooked foods or if you use alcohol, antacids, antibiotics, aspirin, oral contraceptives, or other drugs.
If your multi DOES NOT CONTAIN folate in the form of: 5-methyltetrahydroflate, you should probably rethink the brand of multi-vitamin you are taking!