Quatrefolic® vs Folic Acid —Understanding the Difference for Pregnancy

September 17th, 2020

Folate is really important for pregnancy. This B vitamin (B9, to be exact) is an essential nutrient that supports fetus development during pregnancy.

Demands for folate increase during pregnancy but not all the folate are the same. The body can’t just use folic acid as it is—it has to go through a conversion process into a form called Methyltetrahydrofolate, or MTHF, in order to use it. But up to one-third of women have genetic variants that can get in the way of this specific process—and those who do may not be able to utilize folic acid as efficiently as possible.

Quatrefolic® - is “the innovactive form of folate” - it doesn't go through the same conversion process as folic acid, effectively bypassing that genetic variation.

Thanks to its high solubility, enhanced bioavailability and other features, the glucosamine salt of 5-MethylTetraHydroFolate (5-MTHF -  QUATREFOLIC®) reveals significant advantages over the previous folate generations. Quatrefolic® delivers a "finished" folate the body can immediately use without any kind of metabolization.

Quatrefolic® supplementation allows 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to be immediately bioavailable for its biological action without being metabolized in the body.

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