Folate is a B vitamin found in leafy green vegetables, legumes, egg yolk, and citrus fruit. Folate is an important nutrient and is needed before and during pregnancy. Folate is an essential nutrient that is required for DNA replication. Demands for folate increase during pregnancy because it is needed for growth and development of the fetus. Dietary supplements and folic acid have to be converted (metabolized) into the active form of folate, called L-methylfolate.
L-methylfolate is the active form of folate and ready to be used by the body. L-methylfolate provides many benefits to your pregnancy.
These benefits include:
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