Folate is derived from the Latin word ‘folium’ which means ‘leaf.’ When not obtaining sufficient folate from leafy green vegetables, one may turn to supplementation. The two main active forms of folate are L-methylfolate
, also called L-5-MTHF, and folinic acid
, also known as 5-formylTHF. Seeking Health offers both L-methylfolate and folinic acid as standalone supplements or in formulas. You will find the combination of both in most of our multivitamins. Folic acid is another form of folate but you will never see this unnatural and often inadequate form of folate here at Seeking Health.