Check out our folate Metabolic Pathway Chart!
A Quatrefolic® tool is available! Now you can find a clear chart that explains the folate metabolic pathway, from folic acid to active 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF)! As a matter of fact, folic acid must be converted to an active form before it is used by the body.
Finding success at the Quatrefolic®, MenaQ7® & vitaMK7® Korean Congress of Samoh Pharm in Seoul
The “Active Folate and Vitamin K2 Seminar”, organized by Gnosis by Lesaffre and Samoh Pharm attracted 82 participants including 12 CMOs and over 30 brands. This event generated a lot of buzz around Quatrefolic®, MenaQ7® and vitaMK7®.
Quatrefolic®, MenaQ7® & vitaMK7® protagonist at Korean Congress of Samoh Pharm in Seoul
On 14th July, more than 100 people will attend the "Active Folate and Vitamin K2 Seminar" organized by Gnosis by Lesaffre and key partner Samoh Pharm to share science and opportunities on Quatrefolic®, MenaQ7® and vitaMK7®.
Are folate and iron the same thing?
Folate is a generic term used to describe a water-soluble compound and is known as vitamin B9. It is essential for cell functioning, metabolism, growth and multiplication through a key role in the DNA, histone and protein production. Folate is also an important biological compound in the body which helps to break down homocysteine, a natural metabolite that needs to be removed from the plasma due to its toxicity (Moll and Davis, 2017).
The difference between Vitamin B9 & Vitamin B12
B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins – B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin) – that act as cofactors, precursors and substrates for numerous biological processes. They are involved in cell metabolism, brain function, energy production, DNA/RNA synthesis and repair, as well as in the synthesis of a number of neurochemicals and signalling molecules (Kennedy, 2016).