Whether you are planning your pregnancy or you are pregnant, many women want to ensure they are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy. It is extremely important to make sure that you and your baby are provided with these essential nutrients. One of the essential nutrients needed for pregnancy is folate. Folate plays an important role within pregnancy. Folate is needed for growth and development of a healthy baby.
Many women know to take folic acid during pregnancy, but few know whether their bodies can fully process it. Folic acid is synthetic (man-made) and must go through a four-step conversion process in order for the body to use it. Unfortunately, over 50% of pregnant women in the U.S. have a genetic disorder (MTHFR Polymorphism) that limits the conversion process.1 L-methylfolate is the active form of folate ready to be used by the body. L-methylfolate is unaffected by this genetic disorder and offers you and your baby the active form of folate.1