Introducing EarthSweet® Chewables CellularActive Methylfolate 400, 800 and 1000 mcg Tablets

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bluebonnet Nutrition is proud to introduce to its line of B vitamins the methylated, active coenzyme form of folic acid (Quatrefolic®), a fourth generation L-methylfolate that has superior stability, solubility, safety and bioactivity when compared to other forms. Bluebonnet’s EarthSweet® Chewables CellularActive® Methylfolate are available in 400, 800 and 1000 mcg potencies in naturally delicious, raspberry-flavored chewable tablets. Plus, these kosher-certified, gluten- and soy-free, 100% vegan chewable tablets are naturally sweetened with EarthSweet®, the industry’s first, all-natural sweetening mix of juice concentrates (wild blueberry, cranberry, prune, cherry, strawberry, grape, raspberry and bilberry fruits, grape seed and raspberry seed extracts) and cane crystals. These tasty chewables allow for greater ease of administration, increased compliance, maximum assimilation and absorption, as well as enhanced digestibility when compared to a capsule or caplet. These new coenzyme B products offer the quickest and most efficient way for the most bioavailable form of folate to be utilized by the body.♦

Folic acid (vitamin B9) - also known as folate and folacin – is part of the B-complex family of water-soluble vitamins. Perhaps most notably, folic acid is critical for women of childbearing age as it aids in the prevention of neural tube defects in the womb. In fact, folic acid is so important that the FDA mandated it be added to all enriched cereal grains in 1998 because of the increased demands during pregnancy. It also plays a vital role in DNA and RNA synthesis, which means it’s essential for the growth and maintenance of all cells. Plus, folic acid supports proper functioning of the nervous system, gastrointestinal tract and helps maintain low homocysteine levels, which has been correlated with good cardiovascular and cognitive health. It is also involved in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, which may help regulate mood and sleep. Additionally, deficiency of folic acid can result in anemia, impaired immunity, and neuropathy and may also be related to cardiovascular disease and mood inconsistencies.♦

Folic acid is the inactive form of folate used in most dietary supplements and fortified foods because of its proven stability. However, it must be reduced and methylated to folate’s metabolically active form, L-methylfolate [also known as 5-MTHF or L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate or (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate], by the liver. The nutritional scientists at Bluebonnet selected the active glucosamine salt form of L-methylfolate (Quatrefolic®) instead of the calcium salt form since it possesses greater stability, solubility and bioavailability. Plus, Quatrefolic® has an excellent safety track record, which is why it has been generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.♦

So, if any of your customers require folate or are prone to folate deficiency and need immediate resolve, turn to Bluebonnet for kosher-certified, gluten- and soy-free, 100% vegan EarthSweet® Chewables CellularActive® Methylfolate raspberry-flavored tablets - available in multiple potencies - to help quickly promote the proper growth and maintenance of cells, elevate mood, generate energy, improve endurance, and support cognitive, cardiovascular and reproductive health.♦

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