echnically speaking, folate does not occur naturally. The folate used in many nutritional supplements is an artificial, synthetic agent which cannot be found in nature or directly utilised by the body.
Synthetic folate must be first converted into active folate by the body before taking effect. Folate conversion can be especially difficult for those with inherited metabolic disorders, because it requires various cofactors and enzymes. The naturally active form of folate is known as L-methylfolate (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate or L-5-MTHF). We use this form of folate because it is highly bioavailable and can be directly utilised by the body.
The geometric variant R-methylfolate, which exists along with L-methylfolate, cannot be utilised by the body. Many active ingredients contain a combination of these two forms as they appear together in most production processes. Common forms of methylfolate can contain up to 50% of these ineffective variants.
Folat Complex Ultra
The two L-methylfolate premium ingredients, Magnafolate®Pro and Quatrefolic®, combined with naturally active folate forms from lemon peel supply the full spectrum of natural folates. Magnafolate®Pro and Quatrefolic® are absorbed by the body via slightly different metabolic pathways, and one or the other may be more efficient depending on the individual. Our folate complex thus offers a broad spectrum of bioactive folates so that all body types can absorb a sufficient quantity of folate.
The patented ingredient Magnafolate® Pro is a highly bioavailable L-methylfolate in the form of (6S)-L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, which is bonded with calcium salt in a special crystallised form which ensures an extremely high absorption rate of the active ingredient L-5-MTHF. As a result, 76% of the folate is absorbed into the blood via first-pass absorption and can even pass the blood-brain barrier. With at least 99.9% purity of the active (6S)-isomer of L-methylfolate and its high stability, Magnafolate® Pro is the first of two unbeatable folate active ingredients.
As a premium ingredient with 99.9% bioactive L-methylfolate guaranteed, Quatrefolic® is a patented product in which methyfolate is bonded to glucosamine to improve stability and to ensure optimal efficiency and shelf life. Glucosamine is a valuable and natural component of many bodily tissues and thus is of added benefit to the product. Quatrefolic® is characterised by its unrivalled bioavailability and can be directly utilised by the body. Its extreme purity, high stability, and excellent bioavailability make Quatrefolic® the second of two unbeatable folate active ingredients.
Natural, Bioactive Folate
Not all forms of folate are equally effective. Generic folic acid is actually a synthetic substance that does not occur naturally and which must first be converted into bioactive folate by the body before it can be utilised. Sunday Natural supplies bioactive folate predominantly in the form of natural L-5-methylfolate derived from organic Indian lemon peels. This purely plant-based folate is characterised by its effectiveness and particularly high bioavailability.
Residue-free Water Extraction Method
Sunday Natural Organic Folate is derived from the peels of nutrient-rich, organically grown Indian lemons. The natural purity of this raw ingredient is preserved throughout the production process. It is extracted via a gentle, water-based extraction process that is guaranteed free from release agents and chemical additives.
The product was produced according to the highest quality and purity standards in the EU. It is gluten- and lactose-free, non-GMO, and vegan. The only additive is guar gum powder.