Active B12-Folate combines the active coenzyme form of
vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, with an active form of
folate. This high-potency, bioactive formula was created
to bypass normal absorptive mechanisms for vitamin B12
and folate which may be impaired due to aging, illness, or
gastrointestinal surgery. Fast-dissolving, sublingual tablets
allow for quick release into the bloodstream. Vitamin B12
and folate play an integral role in DNA synthesis and thus
are essential to cell division and proper functioning of virtually
all tissues in the body. Rapidly proliferating cells such as
enterocytes, leukocytes, and skin cells are especially
dependent upon active forms of these nutrients. Vitamin
B12 and folate also participate in methylation and proper
disposition of homocysteine, a potentially toxic metabolite of
methionine. Dietary B12 can be reliably obtained only from
animal products and is a singularly difficult vitamin to absorb.
Folate deficiencies have been reported following bariatric
surgery. Active B12-Folate may be especially beneficial for
vegetarians and persons with impaired gastrointestinal
absorptive function due to aging, illness, or surgery.
One sublingual tablet contains:
Folate ( as Metafolin®* L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate)
800 mcg 200%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 1,000 mcg 16,667%
Mannitol, silicon dioxide, vegetable stearine, carboxymethyl
cellulose sodium, and magnesium stearate.
*Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA,
Suggested use: One tablet daily with food
Free of the common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish,
shellfish, treenuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, yeast, soybeans.
Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Read Dr. Wright's article on folate