Have you been hearing about methylated vitamins lately and wondering what all the buzz is about? You’re likely familiar with B vitamins, but the term “methylated” might be leaving you puzzled.

So What’s the buzz with methylated B vitamins?

B vitamins are essential for energy production, brain function, and overall health. However, the form in which these vitamins are delivered can make a significant difference in their effectiveness. When you consume B vitamins such as B9 (folate) and B12 from food or supplements, your body needs to activate them to make them usable. This activation process involves attaching a methyl group to these vitamins.

For many, this process works efficiently.

However, genetic variations, specifically in the MTHFR gene, can lead to a less efficient enzyme responsible for this methylation. This can result in less optimal absorption and utilization of these vital nutrients, leaving you without the full benefits.

The Solution: Methylated B Vitamins

Methylated B vitamins, including methylfolate and methylcobalamin, are already in their active state. ​This means they bypass the need for conversion in the body, ensuring maximum absorption and effectiveness, especially for those with genetic variations affecting B vitamin metabolism. ​

Why choose methylated B vitamins? 

  • Enhanced Absorption: Methylated forms are more readily absorbed and utilized by the body.
  • Genetic Compatibility: Ideal for individuals with MTHFR gene variants that affect vitamin B metabolism.
  • Optimized Health: Support better energy levels, cognitive function, and overall wellness.

What does the research say?

While it’s true that both methylated and standard B vitamin formulations are effective, those with certain genetic backgrounds may benefit more from methylated versions.

However, it’s important to note that folic acid and cyanocobalamin, known for their safety, efficacy, and stability, remain excellent options for individuals across all genetic backgrounds.

Choosing the right supplement

If you’re specifically looking for methylated multis, I’ve got great news for you! The company I work with has launched Vita-Lea Methylated, a comprehensive multivitamin formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals, including methylated B vitamins.

Do you struggle swallowing tablets or just prefer a more fun way to take your vitamins? Vita-Lea Gummies might be the perfect multi for you!

Unsure about which multivitamin is right for you? Feel free to reach out to me – I’d love to help you find the perfect fit!

Join my journey to wellness

To learn more about how to select products that genuinely support your health goals, join us for our upcoming wellness webcast, The Truth About Supplement Companies, with Dr. Bruce Daggy. ​

Mark your calendar for July 17th at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT.

To your health and wellness,

Jerry Baker
Wellness Guide

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