What does folate do for the brain?
Thanks to its various health claims (EFSA APPROVED) related to psychological functions, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, cell division, normal homocysteine metabolism, and well function of the immune system, folate is a good solution for elderly people.
For older adults and the elderly, the supplementation of the proper form of folate is essential to quickly re-establish the plasma folate levels and counter the variety of physiologic changes that influence folate status and the need for medical care.
In 2000, Bottiglieri and Reynolds showed that the concentration of folate in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) decreases with age, particularly in older adults over 70 of age. This provided further evidence of a link between folate concentration and age, and for the first time, highlighted this connection directly in the nervous system.
Quatrefolic® supplementation is suggested to guarantee the right dosage of biologically active folate and to efficiently support brain function since it is the only folate form able to cross the blood-brain barrier.
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