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What Is Levomefolic Acid & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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3D-model of Levomefolic acid (src)

Levomefolic acid is the primary biologically active form of folate.

It is also the folate form found in our circulation and transported across our membranes into tissues and across the blood-brain barrier.

Levomefolic acid Is A Folate

Levomefolic acid is also known as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). It’s the metabolite of folates, also called vitamin B9. (source 🗗)

Levomefolic acid is the main form of folates found in blood circulation. (source đź——)

Benefits Of Levomefolic Acid

It has been suggested that all folates possess antioxidant properties. (source đź——)

The deficiency of Levomefolic acid and other folates can lead to disturbance of DNA synthesis, and consequently, megaloblastic anemia. (source đź——)

Foods You Can Find Levomefolic Acid In

You find Levomefolic Acid mostly in vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Lettuce

Foods That Contain Levomefolic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain Levomefolic Acid.

Here's our short list of foods that contain Levomefolic Acid.

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.