Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (6S)-5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolic Acid Calcium Salt is used as a food supplement for folate deficiency and also in cases of depression disorders.
6S)-5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolic Acid Calcium Salt is the isomerically pure form of 5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolic, Acid Calcium Salt. It is commonly used as nutritional supplement in case of folate deficiency, but also subscribed for some types of depressive disorders.
(6S)-5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolic Acid can be used as nutritional supplement in cases of folate deficiency which typically occur in a range of different situations like inadequate nutrition, absorption or utilization or increased requirements (pregnancy, lactation, malignancy) and whose possible consequences can be: birth defects (i.e. “spina bifida”), megaloblasticanemia, some types of depression.
For the use of (6S)-5-Methyl-tetrahydrofolic Acid in the nutritional field see Reduced Folates chapter.