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L-Methylfolate vs Folic Acid

Are you debating which supplement to purchase? L-Methylfolate vs folic acid? Or wondering why supplements containing l-methylfolate (vs folic acid) carry a much higher price tag? We’ve got the answers you’re looking for. First, what is folate? Vitamin B-9 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient which occurs naturally as “folate”. However, folate can be synthesized and…

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Depression and Heart Disease

Depression and heart disease are considered comorbidities as the mortality rate for each disease is amplified by the existence of the other. In this particular case, diagnosis with one also amplifies the risk of developing the other. At least one in three people experience depression after a heart attack or heart disease diagnosis [1,2]. ​​People…

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Time for a Reset: Gut Health and Mental Health

It can be hard to get excited about a new year starting when you aren’t feeling your best physically and mentally. Maybe your mental health makes it difficult to take care of your physical body, or maybe your physical health is bringing down your mood. Either way, gut health and mental health are tightly linked. …

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Mood Boost Smoothie Recipe

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For many of us, however, they also bring stress, seasonal sadness, and maybe even a few extra pounds. Why not push the reset button on the holiday health by starting your day with a refreshing mood boost smoothie?  This boost smoothie recipe features mood-supportive nutrients will…

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MTHFR and Adrenal Fatigue: Recover from Stress

Many people who supplement with methylfolate do so to support their mood and mental health. This is often because they have a mutation in the folate-processing gene, MTHFR, and stress, low mood, or anxious feelings related to the presentation of a methylfolate deficiency. These are similar to the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue. Unfortunately, the…

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When Will My L-Methylfolate Start Working?

You’ve decided to start supplementing with l-methylfolate. Maybe you’ve heard of its mood-boosting capabilities, or you have high homocysteine, or you have been diagnosed with an MTHFR mutation, or perhaps you’re pregnant and understand the critical nature of folate during fetal development. Whatever the reason, now you’re paying attention to how your body feels every…

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Estrogen and Mood

Could you be experiencing the link between estrogen and mood right now? This hormone plays many important roles in all human bodies, and when its levels are out-of-whack, it can take a serious toll on the way we feel in our bodies, our energy levels, and even our mood. Read on to find out more…

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Testosterone and Mood

With respect to the gender spectrum, we try to avoid using terms like “men” and “women” in an exclusive, binary manner, unless it is in reference to a study in which those terms were used. We will in this article be using biological terms “male(s)” and “female(s)” as they relate to physiology assigned at birth.…

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Units of Folate: DFE, mg, or mcg? What Do They Mean?

Understanding the potency and nutritional value of our supplements is confusing when different brands use different units of measurement on their labels. Certain nutrients are measured differently, based on the recommended daily intake and how well each form is absorbed. Folate DFE is one of those confusing units of measurement. Nutrition Units and the Consumer…

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Depression and Sleep

Is there a link between mood, rest, and recovery? If you’ve ever struggled with a chronically low mood, you have likely also struggled with sleep. Depression and sleep are so interconnected that both fatigue during the day and insomnia (difficulty sleeping at night) are much more prevalent in people who are depressed [1]. Plus, poor…

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