Successful speech about Quatrefolic® in China at the "New Nutrition Business & Leading Summit 2019"

June 5th, 2019

Last June 3rd we participated in the New Nutrition Business & Leading Summit 2019 in China, where Gnosis by Lesaffre had the opportunity to introduce the features of Quatrefolic®, the 4th generation folate.
The speech was focused on folate deficiency, which is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies in the world, including China. Folate deficiency can cause a variety of diseases, including but not limited to, neural tube defects (NTDs), anemia, various forms of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis, which have become ubiquitous throughout the world in the 20th century. 

The human body cannot synthesize folic acid and furthermore, due to its solubility in water, the amount of folic acid stored in the human body can only be maintained at a certain level. Eating foods rich in folic acid may not guarantee adequate intake of folic acid, therefore supplementing biologically active folic acid can protect the Chinese people's entire life cycle.

Quatrefolic®, the glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid, answers to all consumers' and physicians' concerns about the potential harmful effects of folic acid administration. Quatrefolic® is totally soluble in water and guarantees a safety and high-quality stable profile, helping to maintain the right level of folate in the body. 


From June 19th to 21st Gnosis by Lesaffre will participate at the Natural & Nutraceutical Products China 2019 (NPC) as a leading manufacturer of innovative functional ingredients. The event will be held at the National Exhibition Center (Shanghai). You are all welcome to visit us and learn about our range of products!


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