If you’ve ever used folic acid for migraines or another condition and found that it didn’t help, there’s a reason for that! And as usual, it’s fascinating! Between 50-75% of people have a gene mutation that prevents them from converting folic acid into a form their bodies can use.
You’ve probably heard me harping previously about using bio-active nutrients, and folic acid is a perfect example of why it’s best to spend a little more for them. Absorption of folate depends on the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and our MTHF genes are responsible for manufacturing this enzyme. Research shows that 50-75% of the population has at least one or two mutations of the MTHF genes and cannot produce this enzyme, and as a result, cannot make use of folic acid.
Low levels of folic acid are linked to higher levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is thought to cause migraines. Many medications decrease folic acid, including birth control pills, methotrexate, phenytoin, and trimethoprim.
So what to do? Leaning Tree Naturals uses Quatrefolic, a natural, concentrated, cutting-edge type of folate that is patented by a company in Italy. Quatrefolic* is found only in high-quality supplements and is already in a form that your body can use. We’re not saying you will be able to speak Italian after using Quatrefolic, but it will change your life if you have migraines. And then you’ll be able to learn Italian.
We use only the best ingredients because we want you to have the best life possible.
*Quatrefolic is a Registered Trademark of Gnosis S.P.A, U.S. Patent No. 7,947,662.
If you can pronounce methylenetetrahydrofolate correctly, I’ll give you a discount on your purchase!