MTHFR Homozygous - Folate or Folic Acid?


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Reply Posted on: Mar 26, 2013 at 3:59pm
I have the Homozygous MTHFR mutation and it has been recommended that I take 5mg folic acid, however I have heard that people with this mutation cannot metabolise folic acid. I can't seem to get any straight answers on this. Do you know more?

Instead I have been taking 800mcg l-methylfolate. Is this enough?

Dr. Braverman

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RE: MTHFR Homozygous - Folate or Folic Acid? Posted on: Mar 27, 2013 at 7:00am
Best is to take on tablet per day of Metanx. this is prescripiton so you would need your doctor to order it.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.