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Folate (5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid)

4.8 out of 5 (41)
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Folate (5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid)

Item: SWU714

  • Next generation folic acid supplementation with Quatrefolic technology

  • Delivers improved bioavailability for better utilization

  • Important support for cell growth, DNA synthesis and red blood cell production

800 mcg 30 Veg Caps
Veg Caps Size: 4

Retail $8.99
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"Purest form out there PERIOD! This is the only one I use." ~product review by easton

  • Next generation folic acid supplementation with Quatrefolic technology

  • Delivers improved bioavailability for better utilization

  • Important support for cell growth, DNA synthesis and red blood cell production

There's no question folate is important, especially for young women and expectant mothers. It's important for cell growth, DNA synthesis and red blood cell production. But common folic acid supplements aren't very efficient. They must be metabolized for absorption and only a small percentage of folate actually makes it into the body. Quatrefolic changes everything with a new, scientifically advanced form of reduced folate that boasts long-lasting stability, high solubility and even better bioavailability than the leading brands. If you're serious about maintaining adequate folate levels, if you want a supplement you can truly rely on, new Swanson Ultra Folate with Quatrefolic is the clear choice. It's the future of folic acid science helping secure the health of future generations.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Learn more about Quatrefolic High Absorption Folate in our Health Library.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Veggie Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Folate (as Quatrefolic® [6S]-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid equivalent to 1.6 mg of [6S]-5- methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt) 800 mcg 200%

Other ingredients: Brown rice flour, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one veggie capsule per day with water.

Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Corporation.

Relative Size

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Shipping Weight

.05 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Be My Folate This is an essential vitamin for people that often we are short on. Most versions of folate are not usable by the body, and even unhealthful. This is the good stuff, and I appreciate the price and the small little capsule. Easy to take. April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product This is an ingredient in my lotion. Excellent for the skin & it doesn't take large quantities to get the job done. I use it in the skin care products I make. February 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Go-to type of folate Highly absorbable form of folate. Use no other type. February 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maybe good but outer seal is wasteful, un necessary. Contains Magnesium stearate = trans fat plant glue, bottle is only 20% full. I hope the product is good otherwise. January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Energizing B Supplement Excellent product. I begin each day with one capsule and feel quietly energized. June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite source of Methyl Folate Genetic testing showed that my body cannot convert the various forms of folate found in food and in most supplements to the active form, methy-tetra- hydro-folate, or methyl folate for short, as efficiently as can people without the genetic variants. These variants are not rare. Methyl folate is the form needed by the brain. My doctor recommended taking folate in the MTHF (or methyl folate) form. I prefer this Swanson brand because it contains the patented and tested Quadrefolic TM and is priced well, especially during sales. February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Quality and Value I've been using this daily for quite some time and find it to be the best I've found and at a fair price. December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product I get this for my son and I think it really helps his overall mood. June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by i like this brand especially as it allows for easier absorption. Wish there was more in the bottle though. March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product Nicely packaged, good size for a pill, easy to swallow. Nice dose--not too high or low. December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by satisfaction good quality / much better price :-) November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comparable to Other Expensive Brands I have found this product to give results comparable to other 5-MTHF formulations, at half the cost. I will continue to buy this product. November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Same product, much better price My Integrative physician recommended this product. I had been buying from his office at a much higher price. He simplified it by looking at Swanson.com and helping me buy it online. Just the same quality and quantity at a much cheaper price. Fast shipping, easy ordering, what more could we ask?! August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great folic acid substitute! Many people cannot metabolize folic acid to 5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid (methylfolate) very well and I am one of those people. I would not be without this supplement, it is so important to so many bodily functions. I take many supplements daily, but if I could only take one, this would be it! August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by this is hte best All of us have deficit of folic acid so this the best one to use every day ;-) Also it's treating good PMS & other things ;-) August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good purchase Functional deficiencies of folate are common, and this is a more bioavailable form than usual and a relatively high dose. You don't really have to worry about overdosing on this (within reason) so it makes sense to me to use this daily. Multivitamins generally will contain regular old folate and not 5-MTHF. July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another Swanson Great Product Very impressed with this product. We will be reordering. July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best! Purest form out there PERIOD! This is the only one I use. June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product This product worked very well went my daughter was pregnant to supplement folate, and she's still using this while breastfeeding. Now I purchased this for my daughter in law now that she's pregnant. I take this, just because it makes me feel better. May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by made a difference wanting actual folate; have read that the body doesn't make folate from folic acid too efficiently and folate is very good for the brain. This is such a great price! May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Naturally Good I've needed to take a higher dose of folic acid, and this folate product is a more natural alternative with healthier results for me. The buy 1 get 1 free is a super value. April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helps my gut This was recommended by various self-help sites, so I ordered it from Swanson, my go-to source for all things supplemental. This particular product certainly has helped my gut. April 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenient & Cost effective This product is of a very bioavailable formula and of a dosage that can be effective by taking only 1 capsule daily. This also makes it cost effective as well. April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can't beat the price and quality My whole family takes this and we have felt great since starting on it. I buy all my supplements from Swanson's because I have totally shopped around and you can't beat their quality and price and customer service. February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Many Need This & Don't Know It I recently learned that 10% of people can't convert folic acid, and another 40% convert it poorly. Since it is so important to our health and I don't eat enough dark greens, I am going to make sure I get enough folate by taking this natural form. Glad Swanson has these somewhat hard to find supplements. January 29, 2013
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