5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid

  • CAT Number: I019209
  • CAS Number: 134-35-0
  • Molecular Formula: C₂₀H₂₅N₇O₆
  • Molecular Weight: 459.46
  • Purity: ≥95%
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5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid (CAT: I019209) is a biologically active form of folate, a B vitamin essential for DNA synthesis, repair, and methylation. It plays a critical role in many physiological processes, including cell division and growth, amino acid metabolism, and the formation of red blood cells. 5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid is used as a dietary supplement and is also a component of many pharmaceuticals. It is also commonly used in the food and beverage industry as a source of folic acid fortification to prevent folate deficiencies.

Catalog Number I019209
CAS Number 134-35-0
Molecular Formula

C₂₀H₂₅N₇O₆

Purity 95%
Reference

[1]. Wright AJ, et al. Comparison of (6 S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid v. folic acid as the reference folate in longer-term human dietary intervention studies assessing the relative bioavailability of natural food folates: comparative changes in folate status following a 16-week placebo-controlled study in healthy adults. Br J Nutr. 2010 Mar;103(5):724-9.

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