There is a bit of confusion on proper dosing for this supplement. I am very thankful to whomever was concerned on the ITSAN forums about the dose of 1 mg I was taking as the recommended dose for folic acid is 0.4 ng. 1 mg is a HUGE difference from 0.4 mg!! I personally was concerned myself and did further research. Folic acid is a B vitamin.....5_MTHF is the ACTIVE form of folic acid. When folic acid is taken into the body, it needs a few things to be converted into an active form the body can use. The 5-MTHF is the active form for those who have a problem converting folic acid to the active form....and for those with liver problems. I did a lot of reading this morning and found a good research article on 5-MTHF. It is lengthy and can be a hard read for some. BUT it is worth reading as it provides some good information related to TSW I believe. The dosage recommendations are in there as well. 1 mg is actually a very safe dosage. But as with anything, I always tell people to PLEASE talk to their doctor first before taking any supplement or over the counter medication!! Their are possible interactions with ANY medication/supplement.
Here is the article: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anaturalhealingcenter.com%2Fdocuments%2FThorne%2Fmonos%2F5mthf_mono_11.4.pdf&ei=wEZlUtyhDq234AOtooDYCQ&usg=AFQjCNFkDyak-6-b4s7WCZiFV0qua8Cm0Q&sig2=_Bvjy5xmfGqiDyEBQW5JeQ
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