Excellent if you have MTHFR or even otherwise
April 20, 2012
I have been tested and have MTHFR with C677T, I believe my husband also has a mutation too. Fortunately our son was born healthy due to the fact I was taking extra folate on my own as a precaution although I didn't know about the mutation at the time. My husband and I take L-5-MTHF by Designs for Health and have found a dramatic increase in attention span, the ability to stay focused for long periods of time, and the ability to concentrate. Our energy levels have improved too. It has removed our brain fog. We also give our son a little of this in his food, maybe a third of the pill or so a day, or every other day, depending, and find that it dramatically improved his speech and verbal abilities very very quickly. He's 2 years old. My husband and I also take NOW brand B6 and Mercola's sublingual B12 along with a multi that does not contain folic acid. I have read that if you take synthetic folic acid it will more easily bind to your receptor sites and tie them up (uselessly since it's not useable) while the useable folic acid will remain unused. Our son eats liver now and then too along with his multi. I'm not a doctor these are just my experiences. Our family really likes L-5-MTHF and are grateful that it's available. We even recommended it to our parents and they have had similar benefits.
Pros:Easy to swallow
Saw benefits quickly
Can easily open capsule to give my son a smaller dose
No tummy troubles even on empty stomach
Cons:I only wish it was made of organic spinich, I would even be willing to pay more for it