Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Vitamin B9 is a water-soluble vitamin part of the group of essential nutrients known as the B Complex. Vitamin B9 supports normal blood formation, neurological health, and the immune system. Vitamin B9 (Folate) as Calcium-L-Methylfolate is the most bioavailable form of Vitam B9 as it bioidentical to its active form.

Health Claims:

  • Contributes to normal amino acid synthesis
  • Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Contributes to normal psychological function
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Necessary for normal blood formation
  • Necessary for normal cell division

Natural Sources: Broccoli, brussels sprouts, leafy green vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and spinach, peas, chickpeas, kidney beans, liver (although it is recommended to avoid this during pregnancy), avocado, egg yolk, banana, mushrooms, asparagus.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Troen AM. Folate and vitamin B12: function and importance in cognitive development. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012;70:161-71. doi: 10.1159/000337684. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PMID: 25825305.

Fava M, Mischoulon D. Folate in depression: efficacy, safety, differences in formulations, and clinical issues. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009;70 Suppl 5:12-7. doi: 10.4088/JCP.8157su1c.03. PMID: 19909688.

Sauberlich HE, Kretsch MJ, Skala JH, Johnson HL, Taylor PC. Folate requirement and metabolism in nonpregnant women. Am J Clin Nutr. 1987 Dec;46(6):1016-28. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/46.6.1016. PMID: 3687819.

Further Reading

Why is folate good for you?

Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, R.D., L.D., ACSM EP-C — Written by Megan Ware, RDN, L.D.

June 26, 2018

Is Folic Acid the Same as Folate?

By Shereen Lehman, MS Medically reviewed by Richard Fogoros, MD.

May 31, 2019

Folate/folic acid

NZ Ministry of Health

May 21, 2018