5 Formyl Tetrahydrofolate (Folic Acid) Supplements & Benefits


Ingredient Type: Vitamin

Also Known As: Folinic Acid, Calcium folinate, Leucovorin

5 formyl tetrahydrofolate (Folinic Acid) is one active form in a group of vitamins known as folates and is one of the forms found naturally in foods.  Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is consumed through the diet from green leafy vegetables, sprouts, fruits, brewer’s yeast, dairy products, egg yolk, and liver.

Folate coenzymes are responsible for many important metabolic functions in the body, and it is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. 

5 formyl tetrahydrofolate is used to counter common deficiencies from dietary sources, as well as to counter effects of medications like aspirin, antacids, methotrexate, and others.



In the meantime see this National Institutes of Health article on folate for more information.